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DOCUMENTA MADRID 2011
DOCUMENTA MADRID is to be held from May 6 through 15, 2011 UNRELEASED IN SPAIN Registration is to be done online at the festival site www.documentamadrid.com COMPETITIVE SECTIONS DOCUMENTA MADRID 2011, will have two competitive sections, divided into five categories of competition. The festival itself will decide whether to include the submitted films into any one of them, or to schedule them in ...

Skip City Clebration of 3D
SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL (sponsored by Saitama Prefecture, Kawaguchi City, SKIP CITY INTERNATIONAL D-Cinema FESTIVAL committee, etc.), that had launched for the purpose of discovering new talents in the field of digital cinema, opened on July 23rd and came to the finale on 1 August. All the awards in Feature Length and Short Length Competitions were announced at the awarding c...

Eric Rohmer Retrospective Makes Perfect End of Summer Treat
Hard as it is to believe, the summer of 2010 (the hottest on record.....thank you global warming) is coming to an end. The cranking of the film industry's engines begin in earnest in September with the Venice,, Montreal, Toronto, New York and San Sebastian film festivals.....but for the last two weeks of summer, we still can relax with the languid and liquid films of French filmmaker Eric Roh...

Look back at the Festival del film Locarno 2010 under new (french) regime by Olivier Père
                                   
CAMERADO wraps 1st BANGKOK INDIEFEST * VN-war era feature 'FREEDOM DEAL' moves through script development
CAMERADO (www.camerado.com), an innovative production and media group working in Asia, has just wrapped the 1st edition of the BANGKOK INDIEFEST (www.bangkokfest.com), the first international film event to take place in Bangkok since the end of the 'Red Shirt' Protests. An excerpt from a message to participating filmmakers reveals the incredible challenges involved in producing this year's even...

 Subtravelling exhibits short films on the subway
 The 2010 B Movie Celebration in Indiana
 The Anaheim International Film Festival ready for upgrade
 World Cinema Amsterdam: new film festival dedicated to world cinema
 Go Aspen go 5...
 Asian American International Film Festival
 New York: 2010 International Film and Television Finance Summit
 MPA APSA Film Fund Attracts Strong Line-up of Asia-Pacific Projects
 ScreenSingapore Market event scheduled for 2011
 Miami short Film Festival creates an alternative Festival "Movilfestenerife"
 feedback on first Locarno’s Industry Days
 South African HORRORFEST Film Festival highlights
 Babelgum launches Animatron Film Festival

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 FILM NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

HOLLYSHORTS 2010 WRAPS WITH NICHOLAS CARMEN'S SHORT FILM "PIANO FINGERS" WINNING GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM
HOLLYSHORTS 2010 WRAPS WITH NICHOLAS CARMEN'S SHORT FILM "PIANO FINGERS" WINNING GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM GRZEGORZ JONKAJTYS TAKES HOME BEST DIRECTOR AWARD FOR HIS SCI-FI SHORT "THE THIRD LETTER"

2010 New York International Latino Film Festival Q&A: Go For It!
By Maria Esteves ? August 16, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival 2010 (NYILFF10) New York Premiere of GO FOR IT!, directed by Carmen Marron, commenced Thursday, July 29, 2010, 7:00 PM, at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theater, New York.

Countdown to VFF10...T-Minus 100 Days (sort of)
Trying to find content that doesn't consist of Top 10 lists for our blog is hard. One approach we're taking is to revisit past participants and find out what filmmakers are up to now. Another idea we have is to document the countdown to our 10th showcase of independent cinema, hence the blog title, "Countdown to VFF10". And, if needed, we have some Top 10 lists we can fall back on. &...

Zaritsas: Russian Women in New York Will Screen at the First Annual Astoria/LIC International Film Festival
Zaritsas: Russian Women in New York,? (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612144/) a documentary that explores the negative stereotypes of Russian women in America which emerged in the 1990s and persist today, will be shown as part of the first annual Astoria/LIC International Film Festival in Astoria/LIC, New York on October 24th at 2 p.m. 

The Legacy of the Radiant Child
Even if you don't know his name, you probably know his imagery. The streetwise graffiti, the charismatic iconography, the madcap use of words and visuals from pop culture.....the coolness of the work and the indelible signature of a gifted, natural (as opposed to heavily trained) artist. And add one more romantic detail.....death at the tender age of  27 after a blazing career that now sees ...

 Tarantino's Machete will open the 67th Venice Film Festival
 Films competing at san Sebastian
 Never Let Me Go will open BFI London Film Festival
 2 3D movies at San Sebastian at the Velodrome
 Berlin Today Award 2011 project starts shooting
 Sidewalk Film Festival 2010 Documentary Features Line-up
 Branchage programme
 Four international co-productions supported by Hubert Bals Fund Plus

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International Critics Jury At MWFF
With the start of the season's first major film event, the Montreal World Film Festival on Thursday, September 26, an announcement comes from Quebec about the makeup of the 8 member delegation of the International Film Critics jury, members of the The International Federation of Film Critics (FI...

Interview with Go For It! Filmmaker Carmen Marron
By Maria Esteves: The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival 2010 (NYILFF10) New York Premiere of GO FOR IT!, directed by Carmen Marron, was held at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) Theater, New York, Thursday, July 29, 7:00 pm...

Bangkok's first post-protest int'l fest, BANGKOK INDIEFEST, **WRAPS**
Bangkok's first 'post-protest' int'l movie fest - the new BANGKOK INDIEFEST (www.bangkokfest.com) - WRAPS after screening 80+ new movies from local and international filmmakers! Stand by while scores are being tabulated for the 'Golden Shirt' awards... Info @ http://www.bangkokfest.com ...

Francesco Rosi Honored In Locarno
Italian director Francesco Rosi will receive a Lifetimetime Achievement Pardo Award at the Locarno Film Festival this Friday, August 13. The award ceremony will take place in the city's famed Piazza Grande, one of Europe's most atmospheric town squares. An open air screening of one of Rosi?s m...

Richard Linklater Unveils New Project
Richard Linklater, the American indie cult director behind such hits as SLACKER, DAZED AND CONFUSED, BEFORE SUNRISE and last year's ME AND ORSON WELLES, has announced that his next project will be the dark comedy BERNIE. Jack Black, who starred in Linklater's audience pleaser SCHOOL OF ROCK,...

Gérard Depardieu To Give Master Class In Montreal
For devotees of French cinema, it doesn't get much better than this. Gérard Depardieu, the bad boy-turned-eminence grise of French cinema, will give a master class on the cinema at the Montreal World Film Festival on the Festival's final day of September 6. The celebrated French star will refle...

 Locarno Best Independent Producer Award: Menahem Golan
 Can We Talk, And Talk, And Talk about Joan Rivers?

 

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"Angry Man" wins Grand Prix at Hiroshima 2010
Angry Man, a film about domestic violence, has won top prize at the Hiroshima Animated Film Festival. Based on the book by Gro Dahle and Svein Nyhus, the film focuses on a small frightened child who desperately wishes to tell someone about what is going on at home, but doesn?t know wh...

HOLLYSHORTS 2010 WRAPS WITH NICHOLAS CARMEN'S SHORT FILM "PIANO FINGERS" WINNING GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM
HOLLYSHORTS 2010 WRAPS WITH NICHOLAS CARMEN'S SHORT FILM "PIANO FINGERS" WINNING GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST SHORT FILM GRZEGORZ JONKAJTYS TAKES HOME BEST DIRECTOR AWARD FOR HIS SCI-FI SHORT "THE THIRD LETTER" ...

WINTER VACATION Tops Locarno Awards
The Chinese film WINTER VACATION (Han Jia) has won the top prize, the Pardo d oro/Golden Leopard for its director Li Hongqi at the Locarno Film Festival, which ended its 63rd edition on August 15. The award includes a 90,000 CHF cash prize. The film also won the FIPRESCI International Cri...

Locarno festival Awards
Concorso internazionale (International Competition) The Jury The official jury of the 63rd Festival del film Locarno: President: Eric Khoo, Filmmaker (Singapore) Golshifteh Farahani, Actress (Iran) Melvil Poupaud, Actor (France) Lionel Baier, Filmmaker (Switzerland) Joshua Safdie, Filmmake...

Locarno FF's First Award Winners
Moving into its final 5 days, the Locarno Film Festival, set in the beautiful mountain city in southern Switzerland, has announced its first set of awards for its 65th edition. The awards for the 2010 Open Doors Factory, the Festival?s co-production lab that is organised with the support of the...

Open Doors Awards Announced In Locarno
Moving into its final 5 days, the Locarno Film Festival, set in the beautiful mountain city in southern Switzerland, has announced its first set of awards for its 65th edition. The awards for the 2010 Open Doors Factory, the Festival?s co-production lab that is organised with the support of the ...

2010 Webfesto Student Film Festival - Winner Announced
After careful consideration, the winner of the 2010 Student Film Festival can be announced.  Judging by the impressive entries received from around the globe, the future of the digital film and video community looks bright. Thanks to all who participated!.  And the winner is... Homeland submitted...

 

 Bratislava to honour Czech director Jan Švankmajer
 World Soundtrack Awards Announces 2010 Nominees
 Locarno Open Doors Awards 2010
 Estes Park Film Festival To Honor Actor Art LaFleur
 Michel Award at Filmfest Hamburg 2010
 Prize money rise at Cottbus FilmFestival

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 les Rencontres Cinéma de Gindou ouvrent leur portes
 Illegal d'Olivier Masset Depasse ouvrira Namur
 Les Rencontres professionnelles de Cinemed 2010
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Des filles en noir, présenté par JP Civeyrac au festival Paris Cinéma 2010

NIFFF 2010 : Enter the Void remporte le Narcisse du meilleur film lors d'une édition record

La Pulsion du Mal

Appel à projet "Du Cinéma à l'Envers"

Cinéma au clair de lune, 10e édition

Le Festival International du Film de La Rochelle approche...

Rétrospective M. Night Shyamalan à Paris Cinéma

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 The Los Angeles Music Video Festival January 2011
The Festival will bring together the independent music and independent film communities of Los Angeles in a celebration of local musical talent and creativity like never before. If you make music, make videos, like music videos or know anyone who does, come be a part of the movement to save music videos. Join the festival and submit your videos though fest21.com.
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 The Environmental International Film Festival Paris November 24-30, 2010
The festival proposes an international program, addressing themes such as the environment, sustainable development, ecology, urbanism and our society.
An Official Competition (documentaries, fictions and short) 5 awards. The next edition of the Festival will take place from 24 till 30 November 2010   
Registration for documentaries, short films and fictions open until September 3rd . 
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 ECU 2011 1st-3rd April 2011
Since its inception five years ago, The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) has become the premier arena in Europe for independent filmmakers to screen their films tolarge international audiences , to network with producers , talent scouts, agents and distributors as well as exchange ideas with other indie filmmakers. SUBMIT NOW 

 Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival September 15th - 26th, 2010 
The Wine Country Film Festival, established in 1986, is a premier showcase of international feature films, short films and documentaries. The Festival includes theatrical presentations as well as the popular "Films al Fresco" screenings under the stars in spectacular vineyard settings. The Festival features films of all genres with special sections such as "Cinema of Conscience", "The Arts in Film", "EcoCinema", "Indies Today", "International Perspectives" and "CineLatino Showcase." Submit Online

 The 8th Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian Pacific countries – “PACIFIC MERIDIAN” September 11 - 17, 2010
«Pacific Meridian»  is an International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries. Asian-Pacific Countries are the countries surrounded by Pacific Ocean and countries of South-East Asia including India. 
The Film Festival is held in Vladivostok, one of the most beautiful places on the Pacific Ocean coast. 
Submit online  in one these sections: Animation, comedy, documentary, drama, family and youth (Fiction & Non Fiction), features, Horror

 8th ANGEL FILM AWARDS MONACO FILM FESTIVAL December 9-12, 2010 
One of the Premiere European awards festivals, annual competitive special interest film festival of 50 awards of various genres held in Monaco. Are the pioneers of non violent cinema from around the world, includes special nomination "Angel Peace Award" televised 2007 BBC World.Submit now
through FestivalExpress Check the blog on fest21.com

18 th RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 29 September – 10 October 2010
The 18 th Raindance Film Festival is now open for submissions
. Raindance is Europe's leading independent film festival and takes place annually in London's West End. Raindance showcases features and shorts made by independent filmmakers from all around the world and promotes all aspects of independent cinema, from guerrilla-style no-budget shorts to international indie blockbusters. Submit now
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THE CLEARWATER FILM FESTIVALSeptember 29 - October 3, 2010 
The Clearwater Film Festival is a platform built to showcase seasoned filmmakers and emerging artists who demonstrate the synergy of the actor, writer and director. Quality film submissions of any length are welcome from all genres worldwide. The festival will have 5 venues and accommodate up to 29,000 people.  Submit online through FestivalExpress 
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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. Another year of festival and another opportunity for you to join us.
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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.

 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Spring Summer Edition inNew York:
The NYIIFVF is a competitive event and is dedicated to making things happen for emerging filmmakers and screenwriters. The festival has cultivated excellent relationships with thousands of companies in both cities.
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Art et Décès aka Glamrock City by Christophe Kay Kourdouly was Awarded Best Film in the foreign category Gold Remi Award by Houston Worldfest as a US premiere and had a Cannes debut May 19th 

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