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NEWSLETTER N° 499: february 25, 2011

NEWSLETTER N° 499: february 25, 2011

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Fantasporto 2011 kicks off


Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg Opens Meet the Oscars Exhibit in New York

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, New York program director Patrick Harrison introduce host Academy Award winning actress Whoopi Goldberg at Meet the Oscars, Grand Central Terminal Vanderbilt Hall Opening Ceremony, Wednesday, February 23, 2011. New York Oscar Week 2011: Meet the Oscars, Grand Central staff member describes How An Oscar Is Made Exhibit on display. The Oscar statuette manufactured by R.S. Owens &...

 It's Awards Time in Berlin Read the Full Awards
 Japanese anime film Summer Wars wins 3rd Finnkino Prize




 The Official Section of Fantasporto 2011
 ECU's Scott Hillier announces the line up of films in competition
 First positive impressions from the bustling EFM 2011
 The Women’s Film Festival (WFF) coming up in Brattleboro

Discovery at The Directors Week Section of Fantasporto
Under the aegis of Manoel de Oliveira QUALITY AND TALENT COMPETE IN THE WEEK OF DIRECTORS The Directors Week Section of Fantasporto is always a program of discovery of new trends and new values of the Seventh Art...

It's time for fantastic Fantasporto, check our dailies live
IT'S TIME FOR CINEMA... IN RIVOLI from February 21 to March 6 Get ready because the big party of cinema is about to begin! In only 5 days the Rivoli Theatre will open its doors to Pre-Fantasporto, for what will be another deluxe...

And Away We GO...THERE!
Tickets for the inaugural International Freethought Film Festival go on sale on Thursday, March 3rd! They can be purchased directly from the Tampa Theatre box office, or on their Website: Prices are as follows: -Opening night admission: $13.00 -General Admission to all other screenings: $10.50 *Discussions/QAs are included in the price of the admission of th...

The Art of Film
Within the 20th century and now through the beginning decades of the 21st century, during times of hardship and struggle several things remained constant -most of which comes in the form of art, and filmmaking could be seen as one of those art forms. During America's Great Depression in the 1930s, movies gave the people hope and strength to move forward in life. It helped them better understand...

Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival
After a successful debut last spring, the Citrus Cel Animation Film Festival ("Citrus Cel") is back to spotlight animation as a creative and commercial force with three days of screenings, an exhibit, a competition and parties, April 8-10, 2011 at the 5 Points Theatre and The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. Citrus Cel is back even stronger in 2011 with three he...

Nippon Connection 2011 - Preview on the Festival Program
11th Japanese Film Festival, Frankfurt am Main April 27 - May 1, 2011 There's only a few weeks left to the starting shot of the eleventh Nippon Connection Film Festival and the preparations are in full swing. From April 27 to May 1, 2011 more than 100 of the latest Japanese short and feature films will find their way to Frankfurt, among them many international premieres with the film ...

Annual Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest is live again
Academy Award winning actor Nicolas Cage will be honored on the forth day of the 6th Annual Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, on Thursday, Feb 24, 7:00 p.m. at the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre, it was announced today by Festival Founder and Executive Producer Pascal Vicedomini. Singled out for his commitment in promoting the Italian-American heritage, Nicolas Cage will be presented wi...


Official Section of Fantasporto 2011
A FANTASTIC YEAR OF CINEMA! Get ready for the thrills! In a year that has been quite tough because of the crisis, the fantastic cinema returns stronger as ever with a variety of themes, ready to please all types of spectators. From the chills of gore to the delusions of science fiction, through imagination and suspense, the films in competition suit for all tastes. Established filmmakers mix...

Official selection Orient Express at Fantasporto
EXTREMES FROM EAST One of the fields of discovery at Fantasporto has been the Official Section Orient Express. It was through this festival that Portugal discovered and acknowledged this strange and different way of looking at the life. With cultures so different from our own and values that often clash with ours because of exploring the cult of violence and extreme cruelty, Asian coun...

Reviews on Glenn the Flying robot
Critique sur Glenn the flying roboy de Marc Goldstein WWW.CINERGIE.BE Webzine > Articles > Glenn the flying roboy de Marc Goldstein 2009-06-04 Cet article est paru dans le Webzine n°139 Début 2007, entre une brasserie désaffectée de Louvain et une salle de concert r...

This film is a portrayal of art and artist transcendingtime. Adopting a ?magical realist? approach where reality and fantasy aremixed, the film is about humane values like love, kindness and friendship thatwe are fast losing in our troubled times. The nostalgia about thepast appears here not as something lost but as a reminder of the power of love,with the accompaniment of music adding to its d...

New Media Film Festival Oscar Panel
New Media Film Festival is the Sundance for the Facebook Crowd? - Culture Rehab ?A new L.A-based festival has just popped up that addresses and celebrates all of the unique forms that visual storytelling can take in our new media world.?-BadLit ?This fest proves Tinseltown's chops?the creativity and ingenuity of film.?-Cool Hunting New Media Film Festival Panel included Grammy Awards, Oscar Nomin...


Daryl Hannah Teams Up with Legacy to Engage Film Students in Socially Responsible Filmmaking
Daryl Hannah Teams Up with Legacy to Engage Film Students in Socially Responsible Filmmaking In an effort to protect youth from the negative impact of smoking in movies, Legacy, best known for its truth® youth smoking prevention campaign, is asking aspiring filmmakers to think twice before using...

Edward James Olmos, Jon Chu, James Russo and Jaime Murray added to lineup of Stars attending Cinequest
The stars will roll into Cinequest Film Festival, always a bastion for the discovery of new and emerging talent and innovations, at the palatial California Theatre for their premieres. Previous Maverick Spirit Award winner, Edward James Olmos, will return to Cinequest for the World Premiere of Amer...

Michel Gondry, President of the Short Film and Cinéfondation Jury
Film director Michel Gondry is to head up the short film and Cinéfondation jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes, following in the footsteps of Atom Egoyan, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Martin Scorsese and John Boorman. With his seven feature films, several shorts and seventy-odd music videos, Michel Gondry,...


Harry Belafonte in Berlin
Harry Belafonte, US Entertainer: "I think celebrity is an opportunity and if you use that opportunity in the fullest service to human need, then you deserve celebrity. If celebrity is just about another night at the party, another night at the bank, another night at self anointing, then ...

The Berlinale Camera to Lia van Leer, Jerome Clement, Franz and Rosemarie Stadler
The Berlinale Camera is awarded to a film personality or an institution to whom the film festival feels especially attached. This award is a way of expressing thanks and has been given every year since 1986. Between 1986 and 2003 the Berlinale Camera was donated by the Berlin jeweller David Goldberg...

Honorary Golden Bear 2011
The Berlinale awards an Honorary Golden Bear to important film personalities. The award honors a particularly outstanding oeuvre or film career and is regularly given to the guest of honour of the Homage. Additional Honorary Golden Bears can be given independently of the Homage section. The Honorar...

Panorama Audience Awards Even The Rain...
Berlinale 2011: Panorama Audience Awards PPP go to También la lluvia (Even The Rain) and Im Himmel, Unter der Erde. Der Jüdische Friedhof Weißensee (In Heaven Underground - The Weissensee Jewish Cemetery) The audience has cast its votes: the 13th PanoramaAudienceAward PPP, which is pr...

Tim Burton Receives a Heartfelt Tribute by Movie Legend on Kickstarter
Kickstarter, an online fundraising platform, was once the domain of unknown artists seeking funding for small, low budget creative projects. Now, more ambitious projects with higher profile names like Tim Burton and Sir Christopher Lee are beginning to materialize on the site. Buzz is building about...

The Fribourg (FIFF) presents the members of the International Jury
The five film professionals charged with awarding the Regard d'or, the Grand Prize of the Fribourg International Film Festival are: Spanish filmmaker Mercedes Álvarez, Swiss producer Christian Davi, Indian producer and distributor Sunil Doshi, Moroccan filmmaker Izza Genini and Georgian filmm...

 The Future is now for the talented Jesse Eisenberg

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Raindance Film Festival 2011 28 September - 9 October, 2011
Raindance showcases features and shorts made by independent filmmakers from all around the world to an audience of film fans, journalists, acquisition executives, actors, producers and directors. Each year we receive thousands of film submissions of just about every genre you can imagine from very talented filmmakers so it’s safe to assume that the competition is fierce. If you think your film has what it takes to make Raindance ’11 then submit your film before the 17th June 2011. 
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 Dimension 3 2011 May 24- 26, 2011
Dimension 3 reaffirms its ambition to offer a networking platform, by gathering together professionals who offer new tools, products or services and those who are looking for solutions or new practices in the field of images, from creation to visualization. Efforts should be made to avoid trivialization and give creation a prestigious image, be itstereoscopic 3D, mixed reality, haptic technologies, ultra-high resolution, etc.
Technology should make images smarter, but also continue to be a vector for emotions: creators must hold a prominent position at the center of this issue. In this perspective, Dimension 3 new edition also provides a place for young creators to showcase their talents, offering opportunities and creating vocations. This year’s event is spread out across two venues, one of which is dedicated to the ecosystem of images from filming to visualization, the other to new uses and talents.
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 HollyShorts Film Festival August 11-18, 2011
The 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, scheduled for August 11-18, 2011, is now accepting submissions and commercials ( 2010 HSFF featured over 200 projects showcasing stars and filmmakers including David Arquette, James Caan, John Dahl, James Franco, and Kirsten Dunst. HSFF awards over $40,000 in prizes, including $20,000 in services courtesy of Company 3.
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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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 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.
Submit your film online in a few click 

 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 Officesince 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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 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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 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Fall Edition in los angeles:
The NYIIFVF is a competitive event and is dedicated to making things happen for emerging filmmakers and screenwriters. The festival has cultivated excellent relationships with thousands of companies in both cities.
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La 36ème cérémonie des César aura lieu ce soir vendredi 25 février 2011 au Théâtre du Châtelet avec pour maître de Cérémonie Antoine de Caunes.
C'est Jodie Foster qui présidera la Cérémonie

Le premier tour du scrutin s'est achevé et l'enveloppe contenant les noms a été ouverte ce matin, vendredi 21 janvier.. 

On attend des Hommes et des Dieux, l'Arnacoeur, Catherine Deneuve, RomainDuris, Pixel, Océans...



 Nouveau festival à Genève: Festival International du Cinéma Juif
 Cinéma du réel 2011: les films en compétition
 Palmarès du Festival International des Programmes Audiovisuels à Biarritz
 Appel à films pour Dimension3

Vers des images intelligentes...

"Le cri " de Leobardo Lopez Aretche

Critique sur Glenn the flying roboy de Marc Goldstein

Lancement du MIIE - Marché Interactif de l'Image et de l'Ecrit

Photorama : Mexico fête ses morts à Travelling

Soirée les Musiques Actuelles/ Mexico aujourd'hui !!!

Programme du vendredi 25 février 2011!!!

Programme Mexico Customisé!

Programme du Jeudi 24 Février pour Travelling Mexico!


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