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NEWSLETTER N° 489: December 18, 2010

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 FESTIVAL NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

 

 CineMart 2011 presents 33 film projects
 Inaugural Irish Festival at Old Billingsgate
 Record audiences for the 14th Black Nights Film Festival
 Audience record at the 9th Festival of German Films in Moscow
 Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives
 Masterclass with Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Thessaloniki

 

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 FILM NEWS FROM THE CIRCUIT

Serengeti by Reinhard Radke, the synopsis
The Seregenti: a land of endless spaces, classified by UNESCO World Heritage Centre, stretches many hundred miles from Tanzania to the northern outline of Kenya conservation areas. From the broad plains under the The Ngorongoro Crater  highlands, over the central Serengeti thorn bush lands, as far as to the luxuriant pastures in the North, attracting yearly two millions gazelles and zebras, ...

Among the must-watch films at DIFF 2010 are hard-hitting tales from the Arab world and Asia
Screening on Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 10 pm at Cinestar 9, Mall of the Emirates (MoE), is director Shuchen Tan?s ?Baghdad Film School.? The film is about Iraqi born filmmakers Maysoon Pachachi and Kasim Abid who developed the challenging idea to open up the first independent film school in Iraq. With a car loaded with video equipment, they undertook their dangerous journey from Amman to Baghdad and ...

Ethiopian Oscar Contender Set For Palm Springs
The Palm Springs International Film Festival, the first major film event of the 2011 film calendar, is known, among other things, for its embrace of films being considered for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The Festival routinely screens most of the films eligible, screening the films that the countries themselves have put forward for nomination. This offers a ...

GoPro HD Hero community, content shared and aired on TV
GoPro, the world's best selling wearable HD camera company, is celebrating the success of its world famous HD HERO® line of wearable and gear mountable sports cameras by launching a national TV campaign comprised of 16 action sports commercials, nearly all of which are consumer generated. The commercials were shot entirely with the HD HERO camera, which sells for $179-$299 in retail stores includ...

Virtual Pitchfest MADE A MOVIE!
VIRTUAL PITCHFEST MADE A MOVIE!!!   Virtual Pitchfest SPONSORS the Philadelphia Screenplay Fest - Your Online Contest.  Offering awards to our top 5 winners!  Visit www.ScreenplayFest.com for more information.  Visit www.VirtualPitchfest.com to apply for Online, guaranteed response pitches to BIG TIME HOLLYWOOD PLAYERS! "Raspberry M...

 

 Changing Locations and the First Films in Berlinale Generation
 Consumer generated commercials with GoPro's HD HERO cameras
 Wenders in competition for the Berlinale 2011 with Pina
 Interview on 'Son of Babylon'

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 NEWS FROM THE KEY CIRCUIT PLAYERS

Reinhard Radke the director of Serengeti
Reinhard Radke (Stand Frühjahr 2004, ohne Veröffentlichungen in rein wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften) Jahrgang 1948 Graduierter Elektroingenieur Biologiestudium in Berlin und Braunschweig 1983 bis 1988: Wildbiologische Untersuchungen in kenianischen Schutzgebieten 1990 Promotion (...

Funny With A Dose of Acid: Blake Edwards
Blake Edwards, the American director whose comedic films were always presented with a dose of acid, passed away in his Los Angeles home yesterday. In a career of highs and lows, Edwards carved a particular niche as a funny man with a dark underside and a dramatist who sometimes injected humor in...

Colin Firth interacted with public at ?In Conversation' session at DIFF 2010
Renowned actor Colin Firth, the star of the opening film of the seventh Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), The King?s Speech, interacted with visitors to the festival at the ?In Conversation? session. It followed the actor being presented with the Variety ?International Star of the Year? Awa...

Vijay Jadhav, Director NFAI Pune RIP
Vijay Hanumant Jadhav, Director of the National Film Archive of India and  the Press Information Bureau in Pune  expired after a heart attack on Dec 14. He had  worked with several media related organizations including Press Information Bureau , All India Radio and  Doordarshan.Mr Jadhav also had ...

The irrepressible Terry Gifford headed the jury for the international competition
Gifford's upbeat comments about Kathmandu, the festival and Nepal as a whole, went down well at both the opening and closing ceremonies. ...

Writer/director Sofia Coppola discusses her latest film Somewhere
Writer/director Sofia Coppola discusses her latest film Somewhere with Film Independent -   It's hard to believe that over ten years have passed since Sofia Coppola burst onto the scene with her 1999 indie hit The Virgin Suicides.  Now the Academy Award and Spirit Award-winning writer/dir...

TIFF press conference of the Jury with director Scandar Copti
51st TIFF: Press conference of the Jury (12/7/2010) PRESS CONFERENCE OF THE JURY The 51st TIFF jury held a press conference on Tuesday December 7th . The director of the festival, Dimitris Eipides, was present at the conference. Members of the jury ...

APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL masterclass
This year's winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Apichatpong Weerasethakul delivered a masterclass on Wednesday, December 8th at John Cassavetes Theater, within the framework of the 51st Thessaloniki International Film Festival and presented ...

 

 Colin Firth interacted with public at ‘In Conversation' session at DIFF 2010
 Berlinale will Honor Armin Mueller-Stahl with Golden Bear
 Charlie Kaufman will be honored at next Goteborg
 Pierre Rissient in the BigPond Adelaide Film Festival Jury
 Sofia Coppola discusses her latest film Somewhere
 Spike Jones returns to executive produce 2011 Writers Guild Awards' Los Angeles Show
 Interview with Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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 AWARDS

Screen Actors Guild Nominees
While it limits its nominations to acting awards for film and television, the Screen Actors Guild Awards are considered very prestigious because they are given to actors by their fellow thespians. The awards ceremony, which used to be a private affair for guild members, is now televised in the ...

Academy Wants You: "Invited to Share the Oscars?!"
by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Oscar Goes Public?: As If!  As everyone with a pulse knows, the Academy Awards annual Oscar ceremony is fairly exclusive. They even provide journalists with a list of ways the image of the show can be used and how the material must be presented...

Oscar Goes Public?
Oscar Goes Public? ...

Broken Moon bags first prize at Kathmandu
The irrepressible Terry Gifford   KATHMANDU ~ The Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) 2010 has concluded with the top award in the international competition going to The Broken Moon (Brazil), directed by Marcos Negrao and Andre Rangel. Announcing the winner, lead judge Te...

Golden Globe Snubs And Surprises
The "usual suspects" were evident at the announcement of the 2011 Golden Globe Awards by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Both the historical biopic THE KING'S SPEECH and the zeitgeist drama THE SOCIAL NETWORK received the most nominations, with such celebrated films as BLACK ...

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards
NOMINATIONS BY THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION 2011 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2010   NOMINATIONS    1. BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA  a. BLACK SWAN  Protozoa Pictures & Cross Creek Pictures & Phoenix; Fox Searchlight Pictures  b. THE FIGHTER  Pa...

Periferic (Outbound) wins the Golden Alexander!
Last night on December 11, 2010, the 51st Thessaloniki Film Festival awarded its prizes for audience and jury awards to their pick for the best films in competition at the festival. And Romania took most of the awards. Between Bogdan George Apretri's 'Periferic' and Marian Crisan's 'Mo...

Closing of the 10th edition of River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival
The 10th edition of the River to River. Florence Indian Film Festival, under the patronage of Embassy of India, has had its last day on the 9th of December, with great attendance and feedback of the audience and the press, confirming furtherly the importance of the 50 Giorni di Cinema Internazio...

 

 Broken Moon bags first prize at Kathmandu
 The Angel Film Awards
 The last day of Bulkin wins 6th BuSho
 'Black Swan' receives 12 Nominations for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards
 Inception and list of 15 Visual effects Oscar semi finalists
 Periferic (Outbound) wins the Golden Alexander!
 SOUL BOY wins ADIFF's Public Award for the Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color!

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 The Palm Beach International Film Festival - march 23-31, 2011 
The Palm Beach International Film Festival is actively planning their 16th annual event. With the dates in place, the festival is now announcing their call for film entries. Features, featurettes, shorts and documentary submissions of all genres are accepted and open to filmmakers worldwide.
The festival will show more than 100 American and foreign independent features, shorts and documentaries of all genres.
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 OFF PLUS CAMERA Festival 2011 International Festival of Independent Cinema - april 8-17, 2011
Organized by The Society for Independent and Other Arts OFF CAMERA and Krakow Festival Office since 2008. OFF PLUS CAMERA is a major event devoted to Polish and international independent cinema showcasing approximately 100 film . The most important element of the festival is the international competition, in which 12 independent directors from all over the world compete for the Krakow Film Award of $100,000. The winner is selected by an international jury and the award is given by the President of Krakow. 
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 The Los Angeles Film Festival - june 16-26, 2011
Now in its 17th year, the Los Angeles Film Fetival showcases the best of American and international cinema.  Drawing an enthusiastic audience of more than 90,000, the Festival provides films with the opportunity to be embraced by the public and discovered by the industry. More than 100 feature films - narrative and documentary are featured...
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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.
Submit online with festivalexpress 

 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 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 

 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Fall Edition in los angeles:
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