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NEWSLETTER N° 479: October 7, 2010

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Outlining Silhouette
by Ana Clara Soares, ÉCU writer September in Paris has been a month with endless opportunities for independent filmmakers to expose their work, and film-goers to enjoy them. With the end of our summer, it?s a time to enjoy the last moments of warm afternoons at parks or begin to find refuge in the movie theaters on surprisingly chilly nights. For those who like myself would prefer to combine...

Film Festival film nights
The Isle of Wight International Film Festival started it's run of Fancy Dress film shows, with a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show in it's original format at one of the festival's venues in Ryde Isle of Wight. The evening proved a great hit with a number of die hard RHPS fans, many of whom came dressed up for the event. Over the next 5 months the Festival team will be running various spe...

BUDDHA MOUNTAIN (dir Li Yu) To Complete The 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival Competition Line-Up
BUDDHA MOUNTAIN now completes the competition line-up of the 23rd edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival which will take place from the 23rd to 31st of October.  BUDDHA MOUNTAIN is Li Yu's already nominated feature in Taiwan; set in the mountainous region around Chengdu, it tells the story of a retired opera singer and her boarding tenants, a rock singer and a student who has...

CMJ 2010 Music Marathon and Film Festival Lineup Announcement
CMJ 2010 Music Marathon and Film Festival will be held in downtown New York, October 19 - 23, 2010. The festival features the best new music from around the world...

An Interview With Beth Einhorn, Filmmaker & Tonight Show Writer
We contacted Beth Einhorn recently to ask about her experiences working as a writer, producer, and director in TV comedy. She?s worked on The Chris Rock Show, HBO?s George Carlin specials, and Saturday Night Live, to name a few. Beth is currently a writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She?s also written and directed independent films that screened at The Valley Film Festival (Simple Roasted...

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Documentary Features In Competition At American Film Festival
The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Documentary Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$5,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the AMERICAN DOCS section of the Festival is drawn from films that m...

LFF - EVERYTHING MUST GO [2010] dir Dan Rush
EVERYTHING MUST GO is based on a Raymond Carver short story about a middle-aged man, Nick Halsey (Will Ferrell), who in the space of one day become jobless, wifeless and homeless, in his front lawn, all due to an alcohol relapse. Feeling miserable, he has five days to vacate his front yard, but has to hold a yard sale in order to be able to stay those five days. A new neighbour moves in, Sam...

LFF - HEARTBEATS (Les Amours Imaginaires) [2010] dir Xavier Dolan
HEARTBEATS is a story of longing and love lost. Francis and Marie are friends, in Montreal, who meet Nicolas, a real life Adonis with no clear sexual preference. With no time lost, they both fall in love with Nicolas. Nicolas does not show preference for either, being ambiguous throughout. Soon, tension begins to rise between Francis and Marie as they try to be closer to Nicolas and things lite...

LFF - IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY [2010] dir Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden
IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY is most probably the best example of the culmination of every Hollywood studio's "indie film branch" teenage crisis movie ever made. It tells the story of Craig (Keir Gilchrist), a 16-year old teenager who is engulfed by depression and when is on the way to attempt suicide, decides to go check himself into a psych ward of the local hospital instead. He ...

TCFF Daily Post - The Clearwater Film Festival Announces Wavecrest Award Winners
WAVECRESTS AWARDED AT INAUGURAL CLEARWATER FILM FESTIVAL New Trophy Presented To 6 Filmmakers and 4 Actors Spain leads Australia, Canada, UK and USA  The Wavecrest Award was unveiled at the inaugural Clearwater Film Festival.  Created to honor the actor / writer / director, what the festival dubs a ?triple threat filmmaker?.  Wavecrests were awarded in thirteen categories.  In form to follow the ...

A New York State of Mind at Woodstock FF
Woodstock, New York, nestled in the majestic Catskill Mountains about 100 miles of New York, has a unique perspective on ?a New York state of mind?. Close enough to New York City to its south to be influenced by its multi-culturalism and razor-sharp analysis of everything from fashion to publishing to politics to Wall Street, it has also been a haven for ex-pat New Yorkers who burned out ...

LFF - LIVING ON LOVE ALONE (D'Amour et D'Eau Fraiche) [2010] dir Isabelle Czajka
LIVING ON LOVE ALONE is an interesting film; it follows Julie as she goes from a bad job in PR to a bad one in sales to a love affair. Julie is seeking employment in the hippest PR agency in Paris and when she finally gets it, we can watch disappointment creeping slowly, as she fails from task to task, the job being a complete let down for her. Next, she tries sales. A panel of judges whom she ...

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The Remarkable Universe of Masahiro Shinoda
Running parallel to the stellar film program of this year's New York Film Festival is a finely curated retrospective series of films from Japanese director Masahiro Shinoda. This prominent director of the Japanese New Wave was fascinated by traditional Japanese aesthetics and the modernity of c...

Eugene Hernandez Leaving indieWIRE
Eugene Hernandez, the highly respected and well liked Founder and Editor-in-Chief of indieWIRE is leaving the leading news, information, and networking site to take on what he describes as ?a dream job? as Director of Digital Strategy at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.   Hernandez founded...

Santa Fe Film Festival Seeking to Shake Corruption with New Management
Santa Fe Film Festival Facing Bankruptcy, Shakes Up Management In the wake of past corruption scandals, the Santa Fe Film Festival struggles to pay off debts to filmmakers while undergoing a change of management   By John C Morley, The Morley Report September 21, 201...

Introducing AFF Director Roman Gutek
The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL , the first film event in Eastern Europe completely devoted to classic and contemporary American independent works, will take place from October 20 to 24, 2010 in the historic city of Wroclaw, Poland. The Festival is the brainchild of Roman Gutek, a pioneering distrib...

 Christopher Lloyd is Back in 'Time, the Fourth Dimension'
 Enter the Void - Interview with Nathaniel Brown
 Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) has new board members
 Clint Eastwood will be honored at MOTIFF festival


First Cinema Tropical Awards 2010 Celebrates Top Tens of the Decade
By Maria Esteves The First Cinema Tropical Awards 2010 will commence on Friday, October 22, at the Times Center, New York. Cinema Tropical created by Carlos A. Gutiérrez and Monika Wagenberg, the awards are presented in partnership with Voces, Latino Heritage Network of The New Yor...

Woodstock Winners: Indie Films Honored
STRANGER THINGS (Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal, US/UK)    The Woodstock Film Festival, hailed as the most fiercely independent of regional events, wrapped its 11th edition this weekend with the Maverick Awards Ceremony that honored films and filmmakers in competition, as well as bestow...


 Rio International Film Festival 2010 Awards
 Shriekfest, Los Angeles International Film Festival Awards
 Aspen Filmfest 2010 Is a Wrap
 5th Batumi International Art House Film Festival AWARDS
 Woodstock Winners: Indie Films Honored
 Zurich Film Festival Awards


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 Palm Beach Women International Film Festival April 7 – April 10, 2011
The mission of the festival is to produce a world class film festival that will inspire, promote and support women filmmakers, is equally devoted to supporting and enriching local women filmmakers and to serve our community by contributing to the economy and its diverse cultural population.
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 Itzon - An Online Monthly Film Festival (Rolling Submission)
itzon showcases the best in documentary, animation and fiction from around the globe on an innovative and interactive digital online broadcast platform: the future of TV. Quality film submissions of any length are welcome from all genres worldwide. In addition to the festival awards, itzon offers filmmakers the opportunity to truly interact with their audiences, earn revenue from their VoD viewing figures as well as sell merchandise for their films through the site. 
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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 . 

 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

 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 

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