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NEWSLETTER N° 475: September 3, 2010

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Iranian Film Festival San Francisco Line Up
Persianesque: Set to take place September 18-19, 2010 at the San Francisco Art institute, the 3rd Annual Iranian Film Festival San Francisco has a great roster of films on hand.   The Iranian Film Festival, San Francisco-an annual event showcasing the independent feature and short films made by or about the Iranians from around the world and aims to supp...

Spotlight On Canadian Cinema in Montreal
SILENCE LIES (Julie Hivon, Canada)  The Montreal World Film Festival, which is at the midway point of its celebration of world cinema, also sees part of its mission as a showcase for new Canadian film talents to shine for both local audiences and for visiting professional guests from all over the globe. While Canada?s film industry is rather strong, it still must compete with the overwhe...

Sleepless
I have been awake for the past 40 minutes and am still not awake? if you see what I mean. I know I managed to sleep well last night but I feel like well a zombie! Oh, but no mention of zombies today as yesterdsay was horror day  I actually had some cracking meetings yesterday! You can't beat a productive meeting Anyway, I hear Black Swan is supposed to be great, can't say I'm surprised as t...

Horror Day
Today's blog is a horror special, partly because I'm having an Abertoir Horror Festival day as I'm meeting up with the other members of staff today so I thought before the Tarantino-Venice news kicks in, lets have a full-on horror day. Frightfest finished on Monday 30th and word on the internet of some of the films screened has been pretty good. I hear that 13HS was ?cheap and cheerful? (always ...

Countdown to VFF10...T-Minus 72 Days
Since Friday night (AKA, T-Minus 76 Days) we've been on a VFF10 high! We've had five very busy days that you can read all about here: http://valleyfilmfest.blogspot.com/2010/08/countdown-to-vff10t-minus-72-...   P.S. Let us know which Valley Film Festival alumni you'd like us to interview next. As always, thanks for reading and for your input! ...

 Telluride Film Festival opens today, program just revealed
 Contravision Film Fest kicks off
 IFF Bratislava presents All at the beach!
 Mannheim MEETING PLACE to launch at next fest...
 Presentation of the Santa Cruz Film Festival
 A New Festival Comes To Poland
 European Distributors: Up Next! in San Sebastian
 Strawberry Fields: 50 Years The Beatles at Filmfest Hamburg
 Last Night (Keira Knightley and Eva Mendes) next Rome opener
 Filmmaker Forum

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Montreal Film In Focus: VENICE
  On my first evening at the Montreal World Film Festival on September 1, my thoughts are going to Venice. Not only because that venerable film festival opens today but because Venice, as both a real place and a metaphor, is a potent symbol in the Polish film viewed this evening in Montreal, which is simply called VENICE.      The film, which is making its International Premiere in th...

Judge Dredd 3D to be made in Cape Town Studios
Nico Dekker, CEO of Cape Town Film Studios, South Africa's largest and newest film studio, announced that the studio has secured the first major 3D action film to be made in Africa, Judge Dredd - this popular comic book figure, initially brought to life on the big screen by Sylvester Stallone, will once again grace the big screen. Dekker says it is a major breakthrough for the studio and the count...

American Indies To Compete In Montreal
Premiering in the Competition section of the Montreal World Film Festival this week are two American independent productions from directors with long histories in the indie arena. TWELVE THIRTY is the fourth film from writer/director Jeff Lipsky, whose films have been major hits at film festivals worldwide. TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a sel...

2 Venice "Midnight screenings" under the sign of Zebraman
The superhero Zebraman will be the protagonist of two Midnight films at the 67th Venice International Film Festival: Zebraman (2004) and the highly anticipated sequel Zebraman: Zebra City no gyakushu (Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City) (2010) from visionary Japanese director Miike Takashi.                       &n...

Louis Bélanger Returns To Montreal Spotlight
Celebrated Quebec writer/director Louis Bélanger makes a triumphant return to the Montreal World Film Festival, which opens this evening with the director's latest film ROUTE 132. The film is making its World Premiere in the Competition Section of the event. In this highly dramatic caper drama, two old friends and small-time crooks embark on a crime spree, but take an unexpected detour that...

 Machete Star Danny Trejo stars in "Boston Girls"
 CLICKIN’ FOR LOVE: Documentary to premiere in Temecula
 European Film Academy Opens Vote for People’s Choice Award
 How to measure communication and media in the digital converging era? 
 „The City Below“ to open Oldenburg International Film Festival

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Isabella Ragonese to be the godmother of the 67th Venice Film Festival
One of the new and surprising talents of Italian cinema, actress Isabella Ragonese, recently acclaimed in Venice for the film-revelation of Controcampo Italiano 2009 Ten Winters (Dieci Inverni) by Valerio Mieli, winner of the Nastro d?Argento 2010 for her performance in La nostra vita by Daniele L...

Who is your festival doctor
Hello, my name is Rebekah and I am currently working towards a PhD in film and audience studies, which is a case study on Quentin Tarantino. Since the age of 17, I have been a P.A. to various different types of company directors and a C.E.O. I began working for the Abertoir Horror Film Festival f...

15 Till Midnight INTERVIEW with Brandon Slagle

 Hi Brandon! Thanks for being here to talk about your many recent film projects. You certainly have a lengthy resume for 2010 and it doesn't look like you'll be letting up any time soon!     ME: Can you talk about your latest films? There are so many so I don't know which to focus on.     BRANDON: The most recent ones would be The Super, Avantgarde, 15 Till Midnight, and Song of the Shattered.  They each couldn't be more differen...

Frank Langella has accepted the role of Jury President for the Zurich Film Fest

The Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) announced today the members of the three juries that will preside over competition categories at the 6th edition of the Festival, which takes place September 23 - October 3, 2010. The juries were revealed today by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Academy Award® nominee Frank Langella ("Frost/Nixon" "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" "Superman Returns") has accepted the role of Jury President for the ZFF's ...

Montreal FF Competition Jury

Billie August  Norwegian director Billie August (the winner of two Cannes Palme d'or prizes for the PELLE THE CONQUEROR in 1987 and THE BEST INTENTIONS in 1992) is the President of the Jury at this year's Montreal World Film Festival (running from August 26 to September 6). The famed director and his jury colleagues will determine the Grand Prix des Ameriques, the  Festival's most prestigious award, as well as winners for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Be...

‘Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin’ to Premier en Reelzchannel

TV About Movies® today announced a lively and no-holds barred look at the week in show business and tapped veteran entertainment reporter Sam Rubin to host the weekly half-hour show ‘Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin.' Think The McLaughlin Group meets Real Time with Bill Maher with a Hollywood spin. Los Angeles-based Rubin is a familiar face on REELZCHANNEL as a longtime contributor and correspondent on Hollywood Dailies, the network's daily show that focuses on the world of movies, ...

French Bad Boy Romain Duris

French bad boy actor Romain Duris will be feted on screen for three Wednesdays starting tonight, as the BAMcinematek, one of New York's most adventurous arthouse cinemas, explores the work of one of Europe’s most popular young actors. Already a major star in his native France, Duris is building on that status in America with the upcoming stateside release of his newest hit, Pascal Chaumeil’s romantic comedy, HEARTBREAKER. The series begins this evening with the stro...

 Eric Roberts (The Expendables), stars in Light Years Away
 UK’s wildlife has been left out in the cold
 Deborah Kara Unger revealed as Oldenburg jury president
 Isabella Ragonese to be the godmother of the 67th Venice Film Festival
 Holly Hunter President of the Stockholm Jury 2010
 Isabella Rossellini to preside over the Jury for the 2011 Berlinale

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Vote online for the European Film Academy People?s Choice Award
The People's Choice Award allows film fans across Europe to elect their favourite film and win a trip to the European Film Awards Ceremony. Every year, when the European Film Academy invites its members, Europe's greatest film stars, directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, designers,...

Matthew Modine Feted As Global Citizen
  Film, at its most loftiest, can be a unifying force on the planet and the people who work in it, both in front and behind the camera, can be its "global citizens". That is the spirit that has inspired the Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival (MVIFF) to bestow their first ever...

** BANGKOK INDIEFEST Golden Shirt Awards Announced ***
At the following Vimeo link: http://vimeo.com/14504799 ...with pix and more @ the Bangkok IndieFest website: http://www.bangkokfest.com ...

 

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 The Museum of Tolerance International Film Festival (MOTIFF) November 13-18, 2010 Deadline for entry September 20
MOTIFF seeks to explore human rights issues and prevent hatred and genocide through the medium of film. 
MOTIFF will be screening independent films from around the globe that shine a light on human rights issues both past and present. 
Intertwined with classic films that bolster the Museum of Tolerance mission, it will be six days of education, understanding and culture.
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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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 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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 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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"A russian artist in lack of inspiration, finds in murders committed by her girlfriend, a way to create paintings for the important exhibition end of the month..." 
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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