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NEWSLETTER N° 484: November 11, 2010

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Denis Villeneuve meets Niu Chen-zer at Golden Horse Film Festival
The Golden Horse Film Festival once again provided film-makers from different countries with the chance to meet each other. Denis Villeneuve, the director of Incendies, and Niu Chen-zer, the director of Monga, met each other at the Golden Horse press conference today. Both films are their countries? entries for the Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film.   Both Incendies and Monga were box-...

1st London Iranian Film Festival PROGRAMME 2010
FESTIVAL PROGRAMME 2010 The time has finally arrived for an Iranian Film festival to have a permanent home in the United Kingdom. FRIDAY 19th NOVEMBER - Opening night   TRADITIONAL IRANIAN MUSIC 20:00-21:00 h | Apollo Cinema ...

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Fatih Akin to take Masterclass at 41st IFFI, Goa (India)
German director Fatih Akin will be the major attraction at the Film Bazaar 2010, the market section of the 41st International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa (Nov 22-Dec2, 2010). He will participate in the Masterclass programme of the market that is organized by the Government of India agency, the National Film Development Corporation Ltd (NFDC) This the 4th time that NFDC is organizing th...

Discovering Latin America Film Festival Official Website

Discovering Latin America Film Festival will shine bright in London this month
From the 18th to the 28th of November the Discovering Latin America Film Festival (DLAFF) will reach its 9th edition exhibiting a compilation of the best recent film productions from Latin America. Award-winning films such as Argentine feature The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) and Brazilian documentary Only When I Dance (2009) will be exhibited in participating venues throughout Central Lond...

Best of Annecy @ SFIAFF 2010

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 San Francisco Animation Film Fest kicks off
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 Highlight on Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival
 26th Warsaw Film Festival - Summary
 Discovering Latin America (from London)
 Dream theme for the Western Union Short Film Competition
 25 Years and counting for FLIFF
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 3rd Minneapolis Underground Film Festival
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 Experimental Forum at Thessaloniki 51
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 Rome festival awards of the fifth edition
 FilmCAN from the Victoria Film Festival
 Campus MovieFest announces a 3D Student Film festival


Day 1 at [sin]efest - SANDCASTLE dir Boo Junfeng
The first edition of the UK's largest independent Singapore Film Festival kicked off yesterday. With a complimentary buffet, complimentary drinks and approachable staff this may well be one of the cosiest and more relaxed film festivals I have attended.  I got the chance to interview Boo Junfeng, the director of the opening film, SANDCASTLE and curator for the festival and Joshua Tan, the ...

 AFM Filmmakers Get First Look at Digital Media Bank
 Derby QUAD Autumn programme highlights announced
 Distribution U panel organised in New York by IFP
 Tron: Legacy will close Dubai
 AFM Day 4-5: Adrien Brody's WRECKED Sells
 AFM Day 2: Fries Frame, ODB, Doddle, IM Global & Hong Kong Day updated
 World Premiere: "Darkness on the Edge of Town"
 Year round documentary knowledge at Edinburgh Fest and filmhouse


Director Darren Aronofsky discusses his latest film Black Swan with Film Independent.
For more than 15 years, director Darren Aronofsky mulled over an idea for a film set in the world of ballet.  But it turned out that Aronofsky's Black Swan benefited from the wait. Aronofsky sees the film, which stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, as a companion piece to his ...

AFM buyers count

1417 buyers attended AFM this year (total 100%)                     Break down 577 from europe 40.7% 348 from asia 24.6% 304 from north america 21% 91 from south america  6.5% 53 from oceania 3.7% 31 from middle east 2.2% 13 from africa 1% Countries with more buyers at the AFM this year included Italy (+23%; 53 in 2010 vs. 43 in 2009), Sweden (+133%, 14 vs. 6), Russi...


VIDEO INTERVIEW King's Speech Introduction at AFI by the director Tom Hooper

Director Tom Hooper (LONGFORD, JOHN ADAMS) introduces THE KING'S SPEECH at the historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California as part of AFI FEST 2010 Presented by AUDI. The is the 24th year of the Los Angeles based festival.

Satoshi Tsumabuki Arrives at Golden Horse Film Festival in Taipei
Satoshi Tsumabuki, the lead actor of the film, Villain, arrived in Taipei today. Before his plane landed at the Taipei Sonshan Airport around three this afternoon, thousands of fans and the media had already been waiting for him there. When Tsumabuki was finally seen at the airport, he was greeted with excited cheer and screams of his fans and swarmed by photographers. He went straight to the hotel to get ready to meet the audiences in the cinema at seven this evening. When he appe...

Gregory Von Hausch: The Spirit of FLIFF

The 25th edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival wraps tomorrow night after a record-breaking 28 days of world cinema, special events and tribute evenings. The "official" wrap was on Sunday evening, with the local premiere of CASINO JACK, the final film of  director George Hickenlooper, who died last week at the very young age of 47. FLIFF President and CEO Gregory von Hausch dedicated the evening to Hickenlooper, who had been a guest of the Festival sever...

Jane Russell: The Brunette Bombshell
  The number of film stars who embodied the golden age of Hollywood who are still here to tell the tale are few and far between. However, this evening the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) will have one such diva in their presence, Miss Jane Russell. The busty, brunette bombshell who set pulses racing in the 1940s and 1950s made only 25 films in a two decade career, but she was one of the iconic figures who defined Hollywood glamour. The discovery of millionaire Howard H...

 Bahamas jury members
 Homage to Luise Ullrich for her 100th Birthday
 SFX guru Douglas Trumbull to attend BigPond Adelaide
 Dino Di Laurentiis dies at 91
 Golden Globe Winner John Saxon Accepts Grand Prize Award from New Media Film Festival
 Women directors, international women's issues spotlighted
 Satoshi Tsumabuki Arrives at Golden Horse Film Festival in Taipei
 Gregory Von Hausch: The Spirit of FLIFF
 Helsinki Fest director honoured with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
 International Forest Film Festival
 Black Nights Film Festival 2010 Jury members
 Liam Neeson honored at Savannah Film Festival



INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION The Jury: Antonia Bird, director (UK) – Chairwoman, Francois DaSilva, producer (France), Mike Downey, producer (UK), Andrzej Jakimowski, director/producer (Poland), Wolfram Skowronnek-Schaer, consultant/sales agent (Germany) gave the following awards: Warsaw Grand Prix, funded by the City of Warsaw: INCENDIES (Canada / France), dir. Denis Villeneuve; A rich, complicated story about sectarian hatred and family bonds that cannot be broken, a devastat...


DOC NYC Announces Award Winners

DOC NYC, New York’s first all-documentary festival whose inaugural edition ran from November 3 to 9, announced its award winners on Sunday evening, November 7th, following the Festival's gala screening of TABLOID, the newest film by Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Prizes were awarded by juries in both the “Viewfinders” and “Metropolis” sections, with festival audiences also selecting...

 IFF Bratislava announces winners
 Finalists of the SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant
 Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF) ended with awards
 PLURAL+ 2010 Awards
 Asian Awards Winners
 DOC NYC awards
 Sheffield Doc Fest Awards
 Prizewinners Holland Animation Film Festival 2010
 Nominations for the 23rd EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS


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 The Palm Springs International ShortFest, Short Film Festival & Film Market June 21-27, 2011 
Now in its 17th year, celebrated as one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world, the Palm Springs International ShortFest has become known world-wide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts, and for the quality and scope of its programming. . Film submissions are now being accepted through March 1, 2011.
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 Golden Age of Television & Short Script Competition! Final deadline November 15th
Send in those pilots, those specs, those MOW's and those short scripts now and kick off the new year in style with CASH and PRIZES that will position you for the 2011 spec season with a polished script that TV Exec Jen Grisanti and writer/producer Charles Rosin have read!

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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.
Submit shorts, documentaries, features films and school works.
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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
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.

 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 

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.
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