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3rd
Babelgum Online Film Festival April 2 - 19, 2010

Good news,
filmmakers!
The 3rd annual Babelgum Online Film Festival is open for
submissions—
until March 28.
The Babelgum Online Film Festival (mobile and online viewing
and voting
)
was created to celebrate and reward the best in international
filmmaking.
Chaired by film-world luminaries Richard Linklater, Sally
Potter, Eric
Watson, Annie Sundberg, Jean-Pierre Bekolo and Carlos Battilana.
Enter
today to win $24,000 in cash awards. Winners of Jury Awards,
Audience
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THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL DAILIES
Closing
Ceremony of the 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
European
Documentary Network (EDN) Award Ceremony
Interview
with Yianna Sarri, Head of the Doc Market
Six
Weeks: A Short Film by Marcin Janos Krawczyk, Poland 2009
“Just
Talking”

OTHER FESTIVAL DAILIES
Rotterdam,
Sundance, Santa
Barbara
, Goya,
Berlinale
coming soon
LA Comedy
Shorts
,
Bourges
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Cannes Market and the Cannes Film Festival are coming up soon.  
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San
Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6) will
close with
Joan Rivers--A Piece of Work,

The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 -
May 6)
will close with Joan Rivers--A Piece of Work, Ricki Stern and
Annie Sundberg's
surprising look at the iconic performer, 7:00 pm, T...

IFFS
2009 Edition in Las Vegas

The International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) is the largest
international
organization representing the film festival industry. The IFFS
mission
is to promote and strengthen the global film festival...

International
Film Festival Summit Europe: The Agenda from the Amsterdam
conference
April 8-9, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010 8:30 am - Registration Opens 9:15 am -
9:30 am
Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 am - 10:30 am Panel
"What's Really
Going on?"...

AniFest
2010 in full gear

AniFest 2010, the only international specialized competition
animation
festival in the Czech Republic announces that the festival´s 9th
edition will take place in May 18 - 23...

Ex
Oriente Film 2010 Kicking off in grand style, Film Session One

JOIN OUR OPEN PROGRAME EX ORIENTE FILM 2010 SESSION ONE - FIND
YOUR WAY March 23 - 28, 2010 / Roztoky u Prahy, Czech Republic
Unfazed
by global crises, doomsday stories or utopian fantasie...

The
15th annual Vilnius international film festival "Kino pavasaris"
will
help you rediscover film

Spring has sprung and Kino pavasaris" (or Cinema spring) is fast
approaching.
This year the motto of the Festival is "Reborn at the Cinema"
and from
March 18 to April 2...

DotFest
Online Film Festival will kick in April 1st

From 1st till 18th of April 2010 DotFest Online Film Festival
will take
place in the World Wide Web.            
...

JEWISH
EYE - WORLD JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL, ASHKELON, ISRAEL

For further information, please visit our website:
www.jewisheye.org.il
...

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AWARDS ON THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

Closing
Ceremony of the 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Amnesty International Award for a film on Human Rights :  The
award goes to : « PETITION » Zhao Liag
France/China. 2009. 124' There are many reasons why theAmnesty
International
Award, is of g...

Bogota
Festival Awards

Nominados Bogocine de Oro 2010 Best film "La Pasión de Gabriel"
de Alberto Restrepo "Los Viajes del Viento" de Ciro Guerra "La
Sangre
y la Lluvia" de Jorge Navas. B...

Diagonale
Prize Winners 2010

Diagonale Prize Winners 2010 Grand Diagonale Prize for Best
Austrian Feature
Film (? 21,000) Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel for La Pivellina
(AT/IT
2009) Grand Diagonale Prize for Best Austrian ...

FIFDH
Paris 2010 Awards

FIFDH Paris 2010 Awards : The 8th edition of the Paris
International Film
Festival on Human Rights (FIFDH) which took place at the Nouveau
Latina
cinema (4th arr.) from 9-16 March managed t...

Winners
of the Go Short awards announced

On Saturday night 20 March, the winners of the Go Short awards
were announced
during an exciting presentation. In arthouse LUX in Nijmegen
awards were
handed out to seven filmmakers. The jury's were ...

2010
International Family Film Festival Awards

"Welcome to the 15th annual IFFF held at the Raleigh Studios in
Hollywood,
California. We like the sound of "15". IFFF celebrates cultural
diversity,
creativity, tolerance...

THE
OTHER BANK wins the "Regard d'Or" at the FIFF 2010

Main awards all go to first films This Saturday evening,
Georgian director
George Ovashvili received the CHF 30.000 prize from the hands of
jury
president Hanna Schygulla. THE OTHER BANK also won...

Iranian
filmmakers receive the EDN Award 2010

EDN - European Documentary Network has announced that The EDN
Award 2010
is presented to IRDFA - Iranian Documentary Filmmakers
Association. IRDFA
receives the award for their outstanding contribution...

New
York Festivals® Television & Film Awards announces 2010
Finalists

New York Festivals Television & Film Awards, honoring the
"World's
Best Work", announced the 2010 competition finalists today.  The
GRANDJURYTM, comprised of award winning television an...

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FILM NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

LA
Comedy Shorts is back for the second edition with funnier line
up...

L.A. COMEDY SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL  2ND EDITION APRIL 15-18, 2010
They're
back!  Funnier!  Faster!  Filmier!   The L.A.
Comedy Shorts Film Festival, touted the largest comedy film
festival in...

Machinima
community to feed BitfIlm's feature film project "Money &
Me"

Machinima-Filmmakers from around the world may contribute frame
story
ideas for the feature film Money & Me - Submissions of ideas
for the
frame story until April 30, 2010 - Submissions of shorts...

Toto
Forever Trailer (a short film by Roberto F. Canuto)

Trailer for the short film "Toto Forever", directed by Roberto
F. Canuto
in 2009. The festival submissions starts in Spring 2010. "Toto
Forever"
tells the impossible love story between a young postmen...

Houston
We Have a Problem to open Environmental Film Festival at Yale
(EFFY)

The 2010 Environmental FilmFestival at Yale (EFFY) announced
today it
will open with the East CoastPremiere of Houston We Have a
Problem on
Tuesday, April 6. The documentary thatexposes the hard truth...

TheProper21
: WorldWide Short Film Showcase

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PEOPLE NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

VDFE:
New board / new management / new office in the capital

The Association of German Film Exporters voted Jochem Strate and
Michael
Weber at its annual assembly as the new board members. The
lawyer Edith
Forster was appointed as the new managing director ...

Marc
Price and Nancy Bishop confirrmed speakers on FEST Training
Ground

Marc Price is the person responsible of one of the biggest film
phenomenons
in 2009 with its film "Colin" "Colin" hit the spotlight in
Cannes where
the film wowed by the critics...

International
Film Festival Summit Europe: The Amsterdam edition's speakers

The 4th Annual International Film Festival Summit Europe (April 8
-9, 2010) will be the most informative and fun filled summit to
date.
We are excited to announce new topics and speakers at the
annua...

Interview
with Jonas Mekas Filmmaker and DotFest Jury member

Interview with Jonas Mekas   Why do you make film? Why do you
make
such films (not that predictable narrative ones)? I do not know
why I
make films. It's an obsession. I make diaristic films, it'...

Agnès
Varda has been awarded at the 25th edition of Guadalajara Film
Festival

Agnès Varda filmmaker, photographer, editor, composer,
occasional
actress and producer, will receive international homage and will
be awarded
with the Silver Mayahuel on the 25th edition of Guadalajar...

The
Unseen Actor, an Interview with US Voiceover Artist, Deby Cedars

Without it knowing it, you may have already heard of Deby
Cedars.
Well, heard Deby Cedars's voice at least.   Voiceover work is
the
hidden art that seems to pass many listeners by. But as with
ma...

SFIFF53
to Honor Robert Duvall with Owens Acting Award

The San Francisco Film Society announced today that Robert
Duvall will
be the recipient of the Peter J. Owens Award to be presented at
the 53rd
San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May...

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May 7 to May 16, 2010
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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.
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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.

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online on fest21.com



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3rd
Babelgum Online Film Festival April 2 - 19, 2010

Good news, filmmakers! The 3rd annual Babelgum
Online Film
Festival is open for submissions— until March 28.

The Babelgum Online Film Festival (mobile and online viewing
and voting
)
was created to celebrate and reward the best in international
filmmaking.
Chaired by film-world luminaries Richard Linklater, Sally
Potter, Eric
Watson, Annie Sundberg, Jean-Pierre Bekolo and Carlos Battilana.
Enter
today to win $24,000 in cash awards. Winners of Jury Awards,
Audience
Awards, Grand Prize, Best Viral Short, and the Stoli Emerging
Filmmaker
Award will all screen at a special event in late April at a
soon-to-be-announced
first-run theater in New York City. Don't
miss out and enter today
!


ONLINE
SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DOTFEST
April 1 - 18,
2010

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film festival
– Dotfest.
We are looking for any short films made after January 2007 with
running
time no more than 10 minutes that fall under any of the
categories: Fiction,
Animation, Music video and Experimental films. To find out more
and submit
— click and visit: www.dotfest.net


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