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NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010

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Focus On Finland at Tallinn FF

A narrow body of water separates Estonia and Finland and the two cultures have been intertwined for centuries. This special relationship is again being played out with the Focus On Finnish Cinema program at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which continues through the weekend in the capital city of Estonia. The effort is supported by the Finnish Film Foundation, the Soome Instituut and the Embassy of Finland in Tallinn.

The program is a mix of contemporary and classic films, showcasing the unique cinema contributions of Finnish innovators, from the well known to the rather obscure...

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Where The Streets Have No Name
"Where The Streets Have No Name" is a new submission to ÉCU 2011. One man's journey to help alleviate homelessness in Cairns. A hair raising documentary uncovering what lies beneath this Paradise island. Check out the trailer! <<Where The Streets Have No Name>> vient d'être envoyé à ÉCU 2011. Un homme va aider les sans-abri à Cairns, en Australie. Un documentaire qui révèl...

India-Bangladesh coproduction wins top award at 41st IFFI
After 10 years, an Indian film has won an award at the IFFI. In 2000, it was Jayraj?s Malayalam film Karunam, and in the 41st International Film Festival of India that concluded in Goa on 2nd December, it was Goutam Ghose?s Indo-Bangldesh coproduction Moner Manush, a deeply-layered film with a strong socio-political subtext, based on the life of legendary Baul singer Lalon Fakir.   Moner Manus...

POFF In Focus: North American Independents Competition
 WHITE IRISH DRINKERS (John Gray, USA) For the third year, POFF: the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the largest and most influential festival event in the Baltics region, is opening its arms to embrace American and Canadian independent films. Eleven recent gems from such prestigious film festivals such as Sundance, South By Southwest, Montreal and Toronto are being showcased in the N...

Bertrand Tavernier 's Princess of Montpensier is the Closing Film at 41st IFFI in Goa tonight
The Princess of Montpensier directed by Bertrand Tavernier is the Closing Film at the 41st IFFI tonight. Minister of state (Information & Broadcasting) Choudhury Mohan Jatua will  be the Chief Guest. Actor Saif Ali Khan will be the Guest Of Honour.   Ghost Writer directed by Roman Polanski  which was shown at the Press Club, Mumbai four weeks ago was the Mid-Fest film at IFFI.   Directorate...

House of Blues Foundation Room to Open on main street during Sundance
Main Street location offers headlining acts, celebrity and private events, unique sponsorships, luxury gifting suites, VIP memberships and more House of Blues Foundation Room will open in Park City, UT during the Sundance Film Festival from January 20th-30th, 2011. Renovations have begun on the Main Street locale where more than 40,000 attendees pass daily. The 400+ seat room will fill up ...

Professionals From 34 Countries Arrive In Snowy Tallinn
The snow is heavily falling in Tallinn, as it is across Europe, which has played havoc with travel plans for film professionals this week (I still am waiting for my lost suitcase). However, a big contingent of film professionals is expected in Tallinn this week to attend the professional events in parallel with POFF, the Black Nights Film Festival, which runs from 25 November to 5 December in ...


Lineup of films selected to screen at Sundance 2011
Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition Categories, the Festival presents films in six out-of-competition sections to be announced on December 2. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City,...

Paddy Waves the Flag
One thing - well the only thing I guess - that this cold English weather is good for, is that I can read all about film festival gossip on my laptop in a warm toasty pub! However, whilst freezing my boobies off in -12 temperatures in my flat I was delighted to see that Paddy Constandine's directorial debut will be screening at Sundance in Jan next year. Here's hoping he does the UK proud, so fing...

India-Bangladesh coproduction wins top award at 41st IFFI
After 10 years, an Indian film has won an award at the IFFI. In 2000, it was Jayraj?s Malayalam film Karunam, and in the 41st International Film Festival of India that concluded in Goa on 2nd December, it was Goutam Ghose?s Indo-Bangldesh coproduction Moner Manush, a deeply-layered film with a strong socio-political subtext, based on the life of legendary Baul singer Lalon Fakir.   Moner Manus...

Take 2: The REEL Challenge
The REEL Challenge offers $15,000 in prizes to filmmakers for videos on Copyright Here?s your chance to make a short film or PSA (90 seconds or less) about why copyright is important for creators who make a living from their work, and how the illegal copying and mass distribution of movies on the Internet ultimately hurts the creative industries and you This contest i...

CANNES Kaleidoscope at IFFI 2010
Screened in the second half of the 10 day IFFI in Goa, the package includes picks from Cannes Awards, Official Competition Uncertain Regard and Director?s Fortnight. 1. Des filles en noir (Young Girls In Black) by Jean Paul Civeyrac 2. Somos Lo Que Hay (We Are What We Are) by Sabina Guzzanti 3. Outrage by Takeshi Kitano 4. Route Irish by Ken Loach 5. Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarastami 6. A Scr...

POFF In Focus: EurAsia Competition
 THE DITCH (Wang Bing, China) The EurAsia Competition, an eclectic mix of European and Asian cinema, is the main competition event at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which kicked off last week and continues through Sunday, 5 December. Beginning in 2004, the EurAsia Competition has become one of the unique elements of the Festival, providing a unique spotlight on quality Europe...

 Gautam Ghose’s film “Moner Manush” wins Golden Peacock at IFFI 2010
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Shooting Stars Light Up The Sky In Tallinn
Six current Shooting Stars, an exclusive club of up-and-coming European actors that  are selected annually by an international jury and introduced at the Berlin International Film Festival by the European Film Promotion organization, are making an appearance in films being shown this week at PO...

Meet The Jurors For Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Twenty film professionals from more twelve different countries will make up the 6 competition juries for films screening at the main programme of the 14th Black Nights Film Festival which runs from 24th November ? 5th December 2010. Concentrating on films from Europe and Asia, the Internation...

Zipangu Fest - Tetsuaki Matsue In Conversation
Tetsuaki Matsue is a young Japanese indie filmmaker (of Korean descent, which he explored in his graduation film, Annyong Kimchi) who is currently at the forefront of Japan's indie scene. Having successfully directed a documentary about AV actress Yumika Hayashi, Annyong Yumika (also in the festi...

Guadeloupe Film Maker Christian Lara Hopes to Shoot Film in India
Among the foreign  film makers  at the 41st International Filmfestival in Goa is Christian Lara of Guadeloupe (french territory in the Carribean Islands, not to be confused with other Guadelopes in the US of A or the Catholic shrine in Mexico) whose film Heritage Perdu (Lost Heritage) was screened...


 James Franco and Anne Hathaway will co-host the Oscar ceremony
 Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) to be honored in Bahamas


MPA APSA Film Fund announces $100,000 in script development grants for Asia Pacific film-makers
BANGKOK ~ Four script development grants totalling $US100,000 to filmmakers from the Asia Pacific region were announced at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia on Thursday. (02 December 2010) The grants are the first to be offered by the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund, a new initiative of the ...

"Aftershock" Wins Best Feature Film at APSA Awards
China, Korea, Turkey, Israel, Australia, Iran and India win awards BANGKOK ~ Tangshan dadizheng (Aftershock), from the People?s Republic of China, has won the Best Feature Film Award at the fourth annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), announced on Thursday (02 December) evening at a stunning ...

India-Bangladesh coproduction wins top award at 41st IFFI
After 10 years, an Indian film has won an award at the IFFI. In 2000, it was Jayraj?s Malayalam film Karunam, and in the 41st International Film Festival of India that concluded in Goa on 2nd December, it was Goutam Ghose?s Indo-Bangldesh coproduction Moner Manush, a deeply-layered film with a stro...

Tallinn Hosts European Film Awards
The European Film Awards, aka as the "European Oscars", will take place for the first time in Tallinn, Estonia as part of the final weekend of events at the Black Nights Film Festival, the Baltic region's largest and most respected film event. The star-studded gala, presented by the E...

The Boston Jewish Film Festival awards
Audience Awards Announced - And the Fiction Winner is ... Veronica Ferres as Marga Spiegel and Martin Horn as Heinrich Aschoff from the Audience Award-winning Saviors in the Night Saviors in the Night (Unter Bauern - Retter i...

WINTER'S BONE Is Big Winner At Gotham Awards
  WINTER'S BONE, the debut feature by director Debra Granik that won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, continues to cement its status as this year's "indie it" film with major wins at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, which were held in New York City on Monday e...

Independent Spirit Awards nominees for Best Feature 127 Hours, Black Swan, Greenberg, The Kids Are All Right , Winter's Bone
Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations this morning for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.  Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner served as presenters and 2011 Spirit Awards host Joel McHale was also ...

Stockholm award winners 2010
Winners 2010 .winnerimage { float:left; margin: 0 10px 10px 0; } Best Film Winter's Bone by Debra Granik By unanimous decision, the jury surrendered to a world so fully described by the director and a protagonist's dilemma in a community seldom represented in America. Through her heroine, the dire...

IDFA Opener Is Festival's Big Prize Winner
POSITION AMONG THE STARS (Stand van de Sterren) by Dutch/Indonesian filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich was the big winner at the awards ceremony of IDFA: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. The film won both the VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary (the Festival?s top...

Pixels got talent! awarded in Cannes at Audi Talent Awards, discovered on internet
This short movie was discovered on th einternet. Posted one night by Patrick Jean it had been viewed by one million over night! Since the film continues to run on a fairy tale path. A feature remake is in discussions with Adam Sandler's company Happy Madison Productions. It tells with brillia...


 IFFI Goa Best Actress Award was won by Magdalena Boczarska of Poland for her role in “Little Rose”.
 5th Terror Film Festival wrap up Announces Finalists for Short Film Contest
 Park Chan-ok wins APSA NETPAC award
 The Gotham awards 2010


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 The Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood - Winter quarterly edition calling 
The LACFH will take place on January 19th 2010 at the Award Winning Whitefire Theater in Los Angeles California.  The LACFH is here to provide independent filmmakers with the opportunity to have their work recognized, judged and awarded.  Operating as a quarterly festival, we pride ourselves on being able to showcase entertaining domestic and international materials from talented independent filmmakers 4 times a year.  21 awards will be up for grabs between the 9 categories.
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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.
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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 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
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