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NEWSLETTER N° 500: march 3rd, 2011

NEWSLETTER N° 500: march 3rd, 2011

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Fantasporto 2011 kicks off

Fantasporto day 2 and resisting

My treat for today: after a great coffee in the sun by the river Douro... The screening began at 3 something RABIES (KALEVET) by Aharon Keshales (Isr) - 90 min. The film is fresh from the EFM market presentation and Fantasporto is the first stop on the festival circuit, I bet it is not the last one. I chatted with Aharon before and after the movie, he is so proud to have amade the first horror movie in israel for the israelians, this came as a big surprise too for...

I saw the devil in Fantasporto and I enjoyed, though brutal...

My day in Fantasporto: a treat of fantastic, raw ham-and-bread tapas and a glass of port. RED as blood! PATIENT X de Yam Laranas (Filip) - 108 min. Creatures you do not want to meet: stupid, strong, violent, strange language, even for someone from Philipines. They would feed on you. and a well deserved happy end after 108 long minutes. Second feature in the Rivoli auditorium: THE CHAMELEON de Jean Paul Salomé (Can) - 106 min. Based on a true story of a young fre...



Independent films capture seven major Oscars
Independent films captured seven major Oscars at tonight’s 83rd Academy Awards ®, including a Best Picture victory by The Weinstein Co.’s The King’s Speech. The win brings to 19 the number of independent films taking Best Picture honors over the past 30 years, the Independent Film & Television Alliance announced. 

Cunning Linguistics by Kimberly Deisler

If you’re reading this, chances are you know what to expect; smart-ass remarks, a turn of a phrase and a decent amount of cleverly placed sarcasm and profanity, which is why I so enjoy the Independent Spirit Awards. Spirited aptly describes the entire day from weather to wardrobe, from nominees to winners, from one open bar to the next with Jameson shots and Stella Artois chasers, some sponsor favorites among many a guest. But the flowing alcohol certainly wasn’t needed to loo...

CHRISTIAN BALE: His Backstage OSCAR Moments, Raw & Uncensored... no F words

By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Here's what happens backstage at the Oscars, actors routinely forget what they said on stage when they accepted their statutettes. Live from the Press Pool at the 83rd Academy Awards Presentation, get close up as Christian Bale lets his hair down: CHRISTIAN BALE: I've got a question for you guys, actually. You know, you get up there and you're giving your speech, and I hope to God that I said Mark and Melissa and Am...

Here's The Best Thing About Oscars 2011, Besides Colin, Natalie & Melissa Leo's F-Bomb

By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent If you wonder what people inside the industry are thinking tonight, get this: The 83rd Annual Oscar presentation was very... independent. In fact, while many derided the indy-minded Spirit Awards for cold weather and water-logged press tents, the Oscars were roundly applauded for their brave indie choices... warm green rooms, and great Wolfgang Puck food, of course. Here's proof from our friends at IFTA: INDEPENDENT FILMS...

The complete list of Spirit Award winners:

BEST FEATURE (Award given to the Producer) Black Swan BEST DIRECTOR Darren Aronfosky, "Black Swan" BEST FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer) Get Low JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for under $500,000; award given to the writer, director, and producer) Daddy Longlegs BEST SCREENPLAY "The Kids Are All Right" BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY "Tiny Furniture" BEST FEMALE LEAD Natalie Por...

New York Carlyle Prepares for 2011 Oscar Night Party

By Maria Esteves - February 26, 2011 The amazing two eight foot golden Oscar statues made their triumphant arrival at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York on Friday, February 25, 2011, in preparation for the Official New York Oscar Night Party of 83rd Annual Academy Awards, Sunday, February 27. The Carlyle Restaurant kitchen sous chef Michael De Jesus carefully created and displayed samples of the mid-course, entrée, and desert dishes to be served at the Oscar Night celebration. ... Announces 2011 Gaybie Award Nominees
 Independent films capture seven major Oscars
 Ghost writer wins 4 Cesar in front of God and Men




 Fribourg International Film Festival is celebrating its 25th
 A Peep into the world of ILM at FMX 2011

Brooklyn Welcomes A Screen Goddess
Brooklyn?..get ready for some true glamour. Catherine Deneuve, the grande dame of French cinema will receive a career retrospective starting on Friday, March 4 at the BAMcinématek, Brooklyn?s leading art house cinema. In the month-long tribute, 25 films from the great actress? varied career over five decades will be showcased. The program is co-presented by Unifrance, in collaboration with Mu...

Follow The Dances With Films on Facebook!
The Facebook page is loaded with updates from our Alums, happenings around town, seminars, events and useful articles for film lovers and filmmakers. "Like" us and join in on the fun! ...

Diagonale 2011: A Tribute to Elfi Mikesch
Elfi Mikesch, born 1940 in Judenburg, Styria, but living in Berlin for many years, is one of the most multi-faceted artist personalities of today. Starting off as a painter and photographer, she slowly expanded her artistic profile by making a name for herself as an internationally sought after director and cinematographer. Already her first documentary Ich denke oft an Hawaii (I Often Think of Ha...

Chloe's Dollhouse
"Chloe?s Dollhouse? is an official selection to ÉCU 2011 . Chloe is a troubled young girl. Her family is all she has. While undergoing psychotherapy, her family starts to act strangely and vanishes one by one. Deeply distressed and frightened, Chloe is visited by her painful memories that reveal the disturbing truth...Check out the trailer! "Chloé?s Dollhouse" est une selection of...

Eurochannel is the world television channel with 100% European programming content focused on European culture and lifestyle throughout movies, series and other programs dedicated to European culture. In Europe, Eurochannel is currently available in Portugal, and soon more European countries such as France, will receive Eurochannel. Available in 27 countries and reaching 10.5 million hou...

Palm Beach Women's International Film Festival Announces Lineup with Award Winning The Whistleblower to Open Festivities.
Highlights include 10 World Premieres, 7 US Premieres, Films from 15 countries and Sharon Gless Appearance (WestPalm Beach, FL) - Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - The inaugural Palm Beach Women's International Film Festival will open with The Whistleblower, Best Feature Film winner at Palm Springs International Film Festival, directed by female director Larysa Kondracki, starring Vanessa Redgrave and Ra...

Todor and Petru
"Todor and Petru" is an official selection to ÉCU 2011. Welcome to the twisted universe of the two rappers Todor and Petru. Check out the teaser "Todor and Petru" est une selection officielle à ÉCU 2011. Bienvenue dans le monde insolite des deux rappers, Todor and Petru. ...



 Cameron Crowe’s documentary The Union to premiere at Tribeca
 'Argentinian Lesson' at The 51st Krakow Film Festival

Butterflies Award Winning YouTube Documentary Free To Watch Online
To celebrate 10,000 views, we are giving the film out for free online. Enjoy :)

XXVII. Black International Cinema Berlin 2011

The cute cartoon Pinocchio only has to wish upon a star for all of his dreams to come true. His dad is picturesque; the naughty Fox and Cat cause all of his problems; and a fashionable bug suggests he not be too mischievous. A pretty good blue fairy crowns the cast of the popular version of this beloved children?s fairy tale (grown-ups don?t tell lies, aren?t ever lazy or disrespectful and never d...

Scary Movie
Hello All, Big a plug type of blog today, but would you like to see a proper scary film? Well I certainly would, since myself and Abertoir crave for good fresh horrors like this little gem all of the time. Click on the link below to legally download SUBCONSCIOUS - There you go, that might have been the worlds first plug-blog. ...

FILM SELECTION 2011 FICTIONS Europolis by Cornel Gheorghita (102m, Romania) Soul Boy by Hawa Essuman Tom Tykwer - Supervising Director (60m, Germany/Kenya) SHORT FILMS Enfant de Yak by Christophe Boula (26m, France) 8 by Acim Vasic (10m, Switzerland, Serbia/Montenegro) Spiral by Taichi Kimura (12m, United Kingdom) Rita by Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia (19m, Italy) Bird by Petr Stupin (30m, ...


 Meet the director: Launching the Ruby Mountain Film Festival:


Meet The New Kings of Hollywood
When your movie defies the odds and sweeps the major categories at both the Oscars and the British Academy Awards (as in Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Screenplay), there is no question that as a producer you see your stock rise. For the trio of producers of THE KING'S SPEECH, a d...

DALE DICKEY Winter's Bone Beats NAOMI WATTS, JAMES FRANCO & NATALIE PORTMAN triumph at Spirit Awards & More
By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent First, the set-up: James Franco: Wins Big for 127 HOURS Braving the Santa Monica cold front, Spirit Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg of THE SOCIAL NETWORK just strolled by the press tent at the show with his handlers. Natalie Portman, pre...

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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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 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.
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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 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.
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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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C'est Jodie Foster qui présidait la Cérémonie.

DES HOMMES ET DES DIEUX a gagné le César du meilleur film, qui vient s'aditionner aux César du meilleur second rôle pour Michael Lonsdale et celui de la photo pour Caroline Champetier.
Juste derrière, THE GHOST WRITER remporte 4 César dont celui du meilleur réalisateur pour Roman Polanski, suivi par LE NOM DES GENS et l'heureuse surprise du César de la meilleure actrice pour Sara Forestier, ou encore GAINSBOURG (VIE HEROIQUE) avec 3 victoires dont le César du meilleur acteur pour Eric Elmosnino. 

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