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NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011

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NEWSLETTER N° 491: January 7, 2011

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 KidFilm Festival announces the schedule of events
 German Films has relaunched its website
 Canadian Talent Celebrated at The Victoria Film Festival
 New York: 2010 Margret Mead Film & Video Festival

2011 Festival season opens in Palm Springs
Opening just six days after New Years the Palm Springs Film Festival can probably lay claim to the honor of being the very first such festival of any size or significance on the annual international film festival calendar. While this is not a festival one hears too much about, being well off the beaten track and coming at a time when most of us are still recovering from year end Holidaze entertai...

Phoenix FearCON IV - 4th Annual Phoenix Fear Film Festival has been POSTPONED
The FearCON date has been postponed. The NEW DATE of the festival is May 21 2011 Please check our website for details   ...

20th Sundance Film Festival Feature Lineup
By Maria Esteves January 6, 2011 The 20th Sundance Film Festival 2011 (SFF2011) held in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah, commence January 20-30, 2011. The festival supported by the nonprofit Sundance Institute, founded by Robert Redford annually presents highly acclaimed independent cinema from American and International filmmakers. This year?s festival celebrates its 2...

Sunny Lund's Fantastic Film Festival
With a reputation as being Scandinavia's largest festival devoted to fantasy films, the 16th Fantastisk Filmfestival (23 September to 2 October,2010) in Lund, a lovely University city in the south of Sweden, was a notable success, and a memorable discovery for myself,  as a first-footing member of the International Jury alongside my colleague from London, the noted Gothophile Kim Newman and the l...

The A.D.D. Short Film Festival is now on Facebook
Come visit our page and become a fan.... 


Palm Springs Opening Ceremony, 'Potiche'
Potiche France, 2010, 103 Minute Running Time US Premiere Topics: Comedy, Gay/Lesbian Language: French Catherine Deneuve commands the screen with a regal wink as Suzanne Bujol, a trophy wife ("potiche") whose mettle is tested when catastrophe strikes in her husband's umbrella factory. Under the assured direction of prolific French filmmaker François Ozon, this stylish Fr...

SBIFF 2011 will kick off with french film "Sarah's Key" by Gilles Paquet-Brenner
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), presented by, announces its stellar line-up for 2011.  The 26th edition offers a vast array of films representing 49 countries and an astounding number of premieres sure to delight the cinematic tastes of SBIFF audiences. SBIFF is proud to welcome many promising and established filmmakers and honorees to join in its grand tradition o...

2010 CMJ Film Festival Opening Night World Premiere of CIRCUS MAXIMUS
By Maria Esteves December 19, 2010 The 30th CMJ Film Festival 2010 (CMJ2010) Opening Night World Premiere of CIRCUS MAXIMUS, written and directed by Tommy J. La Sorsa commenced Tuesday, October 19, 8:00 PM at the Norwood private club, New York. A special Q&A session with cast members Mario Cantone, Kevin Corrigan, and Chris Lynn preceded the CMJ 2010 Film Festival Opening Night Party wi...

 Films from Sundance 2011 on demand


Robert De Niro will be President of the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes

The American actor, director and producer Robert De Niro will be President of the Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, due to take place from May 11th to 22th 2011. When he accepted the invitation, Robert De Niro said : « The Cannes Film Festival is a rare opportunity for me as it is one of the old...

Says Mr. Jeremiah Sayys
Independent Filmmaker Jeremiah Sayys (, who made is directorial debut with the psychological horror film "Of Silence" ( due to begin hitting film festivals next year, is being linked to many projects that's being developed by his inde...

2011 festival year is off and running in Palm Springs with Deneuve and Potiche opening
Opening with Potiche (french film by François Ozon starring french icon Catherine Deneuve) just six days after New Years the Palm Springs Film Festival can probably lay claim to the honor of being the very first such festival of any size or signifigance on the annual international film festival c...

Au Revoir Rhiannon Hobbins
This month we say au revoir to Rhiannon Hobbins, ÉCU?s Festival Manager for the past four years. Rhiannon was the ultimate resource for all that is ÉCU but she is moving on to her next adventure back in her home country of Australia. It?s hard to express how much she will be missed but her influ...

Fatih Akin at Goa
German director Fatih Akin?s Master Class at IFFI 2010 Heavy turnout greeted Fatih Akin when he arrived at the Marriott Hotel in Goa to conduct a Master Class. Indian director-writer Anurag Kashyap posed the questions, as Fatih shared his experiences of growing up as a Turkish boy in Germany, an...


 2011 festival year is off and running in Palm Springs
 Open Doors and attractive prizes for India at Locarno
 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

 AWARDS Announces Finalists for Short Film Contest (, one of the largest online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailers for gay entertainment, announced today the winners of the 2010 Short Film Contest. Filmmakers from all over the United States submitted gay-themed short films to TLA's corpo...

Wahlberg to Receive Variety's Indie Impact Award at Palm Springs Festival
After 14 years, Variety's "10 Directors to Watch" will have a new home at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The event will take place on Sunday, January 9 on the Palm Court at the Parker Palm Springs, where Variety will present actor Mark Wahlberg with the Indie Impact Aw...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony airs this week end...
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony will air through Australia Network this Sunday to 45 countries and 31 million households across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent. Hosted by respected International Channel Shanghai anchor Chen Lei and Australia's Indira Naidoo, th...

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony airs this week end...
The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) 2010 Ceremony will air through Australia Network this Sunday to 45 countries and 31 million households across Asia, the Pacific and the Indian subcontinent. Hosted by respected International Channel Shanghai anchor Chen Lei and Australia's Indira Naidoo, th...

WGA Video Game Writer Noms -- Yes, We Do Care
By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent  in about 10 years, ten months or ten minutes we will all care about the WGA's Video Game Writer nominees, depending on how much further games eclipse movies in revenue totals. Movies may have BO, but games smell like money. Video Game Writers will one...

AFM names favorite film contest nominees, online voting is open
Public to Choose Favorite Pitch Winner in Online Voting Through Jan. 24 at The American Film Market (AFM) today announced the four nominees for the second annual Favorite Film Pitch contest: Mouncey Ferguson (Playdate), Neal Havener (The Dragonlore Trilogy), John Marshall Jones...

International Forest Film Festival Finalists
To celebrate the International Year of Forests, 2011 (Forests 2011), the United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat (UNFFS) is working in collaboration with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival to organize an International Forest Film Festival (IFFF). The IFFF will showcase a selection of fores...

WGA Screenwriter Noms Are Here
By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent  Just went you thought it was all fun and games and 3D at the movies, the WGA today announced its top choices for Screenwriting -- in advance of their WGA Award Show coming up in February. There are so many award-worthy movies, but as always, the co...

My Personal Top Ten List
Jesse Eisenberg in THE SOCIAL NETWORK  As a media junkie (guilty as charged), I cannot help but be inundated this time of the year with all manner of critics pontificating on their "top ten" favorites of the year in the worlds of film, theater, music, art, fashion, politics, etc. Wh...

 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


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 Palm Beach Women International Film Festival April 7 – April 10, 2011
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 The Palm Beach International Film Festival - march 23-31, 2011 
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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.
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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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 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
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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 Robert De Niro présidera le jury du 64e Festival de Cannes

L’acteur américain Robert De Niro, également réalisateur et producteur, présidera le Jury du 64e Festival de Cannes, qui aura lieu du 11 au 22 mai 2011.
En acceptant l’invitation, Robert de Niro a déclaré : « Le Festival de Cannes représente pour moi une occasion rare, car c’est un des plus anciens et des meilleurs festivals au monde. »


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Gaumont vient de prendre une participation, à hauteur de 37,5%, dans le capital de la société de production Légende SAS... La soc...

L'Académie des Lumières annonce ses nominés
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Les membres du Bureau de Liaison des Industries Cinématographiques (BLIC) ont, mardi 4 janvier, unanimement désigné Guy Verrecchia...

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