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NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011

NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011

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Sofia SIFF 2011
 by Vanessa McMahon 
Fantasporto by Bruno Chatelin
Belgrade by Radmila Djurica
Travelling Rennes by Anne-Sophie Tournade & Anne-Sophie Tremel




The Awards at Fantasporto conclude a fantastic week
The year 2011 proves to be a year of discoveries. The Dutch film "Two Eyes Staring" born of a conversation between director Elbert Van Strien and his therapist won the Grand Prix best Film Award of the 31st edition of International Film Festival of Porto, and also the Award for Best Screenplay. This is a sophisticated psychological thriller with shades of horror about how we deform the reality from what we see. With a surreal atmosphere, surrounded by seemingly normal, a reminder of the films by David Lynch or Alfred Hitchcock. 
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The winners of the 2011 Western Union Short Film Competition
The Indian Film Festival: Bollywood and Beyond is delighted to announce the winners of the 2011 Western Union Short Film Competition. Indian director Collin D'Cunha is the International winner for his film MUMBAIKAR GANESH, director Ridwan Hassim is the Australian winner for his film, KHAT...

Pegasus wins Etalon d'Or in Burkina Faso
Pegasus Etalon d'Or in Burkina Faso, best film of the 2 years in Ouagadougou! Mohamed Mouftakir's film 'Pegase' (Pegasus) wins Best Picture (Etalon d'Or) in Burkina Faso at FESPACO (Pan-African Film Festival of Ouagadougou). Mohamed's film premiered at the 2011 Dubai Film Festival DIFF and has... Announces 2011 Gaybie Award Nominees
 Independent films capture seven major Oscars
 Ghost writer wins 4 Cesar in front of God and Men




 Watersprite Filmfest starts tonight
 Washington, D.C. international Horror Film Festival
 Kinofest - NYC showcasing Ukrainian film

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival to celebrate its 24th year this May
Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 24th year this May. Throughout the year Out Film CT brings informational and entertaining lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) films to the region. As part of the organization's mission to present timely films on topics relevant to the LGBT community, Out Film CT has shown docu...

Vote to Celebrate the Jules Verne Festival's 20th Anniversary, Paris 2012
Explorers and filmmakers Jean-Christophe Jeauffre and Frédéric Dieudonné founded the Jules Verne Aventures team in 1991, in Paris. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to Exploration, Conservation and Education. It is based both in PARIS and LOS ANGELES. "IMAGINE, EXPLORE, PRESERVE" Jules Verne Adventures evolved from the dreams of our childhood-dreams of extr...

Circularity Thinking
"Circularity Thinking" is an official selection to ÉCU 2011. A six-minute satire on corporate culture, bringing hula hooping to the boardroom. Glossy, aspirational and astounding in hula-hooping virtuosity, this hilarious short film will delight anyone who has spent time in an office. Check out the teaser! "Circularity Thinking" est une selection officielle à ÉCU 2011. "Ci...

Behind the scenes of ÉCU 2011 photoshoot
You have seen the pictures of ÉCU photoshoot. Now, check out what happened behind the scenes. Many thanks to Hanna and the Bellanopolis 43 Studio and Julie for editing this video for us. Check it out and let us know what you think. Vous avez déjà vu les photos du shooting d?ÉCU. Maintenant vous pouvez voir ce qu?il c?est passé lors de cette journée. Un grand merci a Hanna et le Bellanopolis 43 Stu...

Listen to Gondry
by Eva Bearryman Head down to the Pompidou Centre until March 13th to be in with the chance of hearing Michel Gondry, internationally acclaimed director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind amongst many other films, talk about his latest and past projects. Follow this up with a projection of one of his films or music videos, and then a stroll around the interactive exhibition of sets des...

HorrorQuest Independent Film Festival is seeking Horror and Sci-Fi films for 2011. To submit a film please go to and enter... There is no entry fee! Also follow us on twitter for trailers and news! ...

Meet the ÉCU 2011 Team
Wondering who the hard-working people at ÉCU are? Check out the short polaroid slide-show and find it out! Vous vous demandez qui sont les plus travailleurs à ÉCU? Regardez le vidéo et découvrez la réponse! ...

Launch of the new SXSW iPhone application
Xomo has become the first provider to deliver a feature-rich native Mobile Event Guide app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 smartphone devices, with another version specifically for iPad users. The company also introduces a unique "time-slider" feature to help users navigate such a large number of events by allowing them to easily hone in on the times they are most int...


 African Investor to Finance Films with Major Studio Partners

new on the fest circus: Focus on ENSEMBLE the movie 
Paris, 1942, Isaac a Jewish child, escapes the Nazis, he found refuge in the mosque of Paris. Ahmed, the Imam, took under his protection. Ahmed decided to save as many children as possible from certain death. ... The trailer for ENSEMBLE

Even in a year where indie films made considerable noise during the just-concluded awards season, the odds have never been as difficult for quality American indies to reach the big screen as they are now. While distributors are certainly on the lookout for the next WINTER?S BONE or THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, many films simply disappear after an anemic theatrical opening or never make it to first...


MOTHERS at Sofia : SIFF 2011
'Mothers', Milcho Sound like a RHCP album??? :-) Well, it's not. No, this is the latest film by celebrated Macedonian filmmaker Milcho Manchevski (Before the Rain, 1994). This week he spoke in a press conference at the 2011 Sofia International Film Festival after just winning an award in Belgrade days before for his new film 'Mothers' (2010), which premiered at the 2011 Berlinale. ...

San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5) will open with Beginners (USA 2010), by Mike Mills
Christopher Plummer, Ewan McGregor and Mélanie Laurent Star in Personal Story of Coming Out and Starting Over The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5) will open with Beginners (USA 2010), writer/director Mike Mills' deeply personal and universal contemplation of chances and choices in life and love, which spotlights beautiful portrayals by Ewan McGregor,...


 Meet the director: Launching the Ruby Mountain Film Festival:

I'VE SEEN FILMS lines up M Richardson, R Scott, R Rodriguez, P Verhoeven in jury...
I'VE SEEN FILMS, together with its founder Rutger Hauer, is pleased to announce the incomparable International Jury panel, once again at the highest level: Miranda Richardson (Dance with a Stranger, Empire of the Sun, The Crying Game, Damage, Sleepy Hollow, The Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potte...

Minghella Film Festival 11/13 March 2011
THIRD ANNUAL MINGHELLA FILM FESTIVAL ISLE OF WIGHT, 11 - 13 MARCH 2011 Fans of Antonio Carluccio will be sorry to hear that unforeseen circumstances now prevent him from attending this year's Minghella Film Festival, where he had hoped to be Guest of Honour at Sunday's Big Italia...

What Takes To Be A Film Critic?
One of the guests of festival and the jurist of Europe Out Of Europe is an American film critic and journalist Deborah Young and recently from 2007 the Artistic Director of the Taormina Film Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian film festivals. Deborah has been working on ot...

Videos from the Oscars: James Franco at the Independent Spirit Award Winner's Circle

Video from the Oscars: Dale Dickey in the Press Tent Winner's Circle The 2010 Independent Spirit Awards

Clint Eastwood is lying in his new 'J.Edgar Hoover" Movie
Clint Eastwood is full of "horse dung" in his new movie about FBI director, J.Edgar Hoover" staring Leonardo DiCapprio! In my early position with the NCS in America, "The National Crime Syndicate", I worked closly with Meyer Lansky, boss of the old combination, as had my fa...

Interview with Rabies authors Aharon Keshales & Navot Papushado
A brother and sister in their twenties, run away from home after their dark secret is discovered. They find temporary refuge in a dese..


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The Ruby Mountain Film Festival August 11-14, 2011 

The Ruby Mountain Film Festival is dedicated to the exhibition and nurturing of film and video as an art. The RMFF presents a full range of storytelling through visual arts from independent and student filmmakers to big budget major motion pictures with a particular emphasis on low budget featurefilms, student films and westerns.

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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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 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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 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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