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NEWSLETTER N° 503:April 2, 2011

NEWSLETTER N° 503:April 2, 2011

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Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 
Sofia SIFF 2011
 by Vanessa McMahon 
Fantasporto by Bruno Chatelin
Belgrade by Radmila Djurica
Vilnius by Bruno Chatelin

The winners in Vilnius The winners of 16th Vilnius international film festival were announced during the official closing ceremony in the evening of March 31 in Vilnius, Lithuania. 
A film by Romanian director Bogdan George Apetri „Outbound“ (Periferic) was announced the winner of competition programme „New Europe – new names“. The statue and the monetary prize by Vilnius city was awarded to film‘s associate producer Mihaela Popescu. 

 RIFF, Rome Independent Film Festival
 WGAW Writer Access Project honorees


Watch the Video of the Vilnius Film festival 2011 Closing Ceremony

Making Way
During the fourth festival OFF PLUS CAMERA twelve films from all over the world will compete for the Kraków Film Award. The head of the ?Making Way? Jury will be Jerzy Skolimowski. The Main Competition films are presented below! "Erratum" is a social drama by Marek Lechki t...

Palm Beach International Film Festival Awards
COMPETITION AND AUDIENCE FAVORITE FILM AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED It was a true celebration of film as the Palm Beach International Film Festival celebrated its 16th installment with tremendous success. Filmmakers were welcomed from around the world, sharing their films with enthusiastic - an...

The winners of the DELPHIC ART MOVIE AWARDS 2011
DELPHIC ART MOVIE AWARDS 2011 8 documentary short films were awarded with the DAMA 2011 The decision of the jury was announced at the "Palais am Funkturm" in Berlin on 13th March. 136 documentary short films from 42 countries entered the contest for the Delphic Art Movie Award 2011. The c...


Krakow Film Festival (23rd -29th May) includes 35 titles in competition
National competition of 51st Krakow Film Festival (23rd -29th May) includes 35 titles. The winner of the national competition will be awarded with the Golden Hobby-Horse. It is for the first time that feature documentaries enter the national competition. Two of them participate also in the international competition: "The Doctors" by Tomasz Wolski, currently in the post-p...

The "Festival International du film Merveilleux" will open on June 30th with
The "Festival International du film Merveilleux" will open on June 30th with several TeamTO animated films. Le Festival International du Film Merveilleux s?ouvrira le 30 juin avec la projection de plusieurs films de société TeamTo ( hors compétition ). Le producteur Guillaume Hellouin présentera la projection. website : contact mail : festival...

Filmmakers journey to ECU 2011 vol 1
Filmmakers are shooting their trips to Paris. Here is the first one! Check it out and let us know what you think. ...

ECU 2011: DAY ONE updates
GETTING READY ÉCU team arrived to the the cinéma 7 Parnassiens bright and early to get ready for the opening night of ÉCU 2011. We will give you updates the whole weekend long, so stay tuned. Lèquipe d`ÉCU sont arrivé ce matin au cinéma 7 Parnassiens pour commencer la préparation pour la soirée d?ouverture d?ÉCU 2011. Nous allons vous donner des mis a jour pendant tout le weekend donc rester conn...

Meet Anouska Ravanshad
Welcome to ECU 2011. Meet Anouska Ravanshad- ECU hostess, who will be bringing you interviews with filmmakers the whole weekend long. ...



There is a new Hot Short on the fest circus: 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...

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 Tribeca closes with a local: Edward Burns’ Newlyweds
 77 films are competing for of “Europe’s Best Independent Film” at ÉCU
 Vilnius International film festival


Art Or Exploitation? You Decide
OK......let me set up the scene. You and your slacker roommate are living in a cheap rent apartment in one of San Francisco's less tony neighborhoods. One night, you hear an argument of torrential rage coming from behind the paper-thin walls from the apartment next door. Night after night, you are captivated by the hilarious and insidious darkness of the epithets being thrown from one person ...

2011 Official Selections and Schedule Posting
The 4th Annual Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF), South Carolina's premiere event for independent filmmakers and film enthusiasts, would like to announce and congratulate its 2011 Official Selections! This year?s schedule of over 70 films from 9 countries was too much to contain to one venue. That?s right, the Charleston International Film Festival has grown to three venues with: · ...

ReelWorld Film Festival Opens Up with "Snow"
11th Annual ReelWorld Film Festival Opens Up with, Rohan Fernando's Canadian Feature Film "Snow" Sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tronto, Canada [March 29, 2011] - Thanks to the generous support of our returning partners TD Bank financial, and Cineplex Entertainment, ReelWorld Film Festival (RWFF) is proud to announce that Canadian movie "S...

Krakow Film Festival the line up of documentaries selected
The selection for competitions of 51st Krakow Film Festival (23rd ? 29th May) has ended. Films selected for the international documentary film competition has been announced in the first row. International documentary film competition was open to documentaries with a running time of 30 to 60 minutes and more than 60 minutes and only premieres were accepted. The competition consists mainly of films...

11 East and Central European films compete in Vilnius international film festival's competition programme
The competition programme "New Europe - New Names" at the Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris" has selected a formidable collection of Eastern and Central European films. The audience is invited to 11 thrilling, refreshing brand new films thoroughly selected by an international jury. These particular foreign films are all contenders in the line to become the...

Debut Directors With A Spanish Accent
While this year's 40th edition of New Directors/New Films, the showcase of debut directors co-presented by New York's Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art, is certainly international in scope, several of the films on tap have a decidedly Spanish accent. For a festival that has in the past 40 years uncovered a strong array of Spanish and Latin American talents, this year...

Upcoming Film Festivals

Fritz Lang's Metropolis Philly Film Event
Partnering with the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ and hosted by Macy's Center City, attendees were treated to a truly unique Philly film event by pairing Fritz Lang's 1927 restored sci-fi work of art with the historic Wanamaker Organ, fantastically played by Peter Richard Conte. Metropolis is an ambitious film, even by today's standard in terms of themes explored. It mixes in a myriad of religiou...


We lost our dear colleague Helen Dobrenski Sadly, we have to inform you that Helen Dobrenski has passed away. 
Helen has been a dear colleague for over 10 years. She was covering the festival scene worldwide and handling marketing and sales for since its launch.
She was here at last FIFE with Jean Paul Huchon President of Ile de France Region (and its Festival) 


Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) jury members announced
Respected Hollywood and media personalities will serve on the Features, Documentaries and Shorts juries of the 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), the organization announced today. The festival runs April 12-17 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. IFFL...

Strategic Partners Shines Spotlight on Producers Down Under
Strategic Partners, a production of the Atlantic Film Festival, is thrilled to announce the addition of a third Spotlight country to its roster, with Australia set to share the stage at this dynamic international film and television co-production market event. State agencies Film Victoria, Scr...

Gilliam is directing his first opera ever! ?The Damnation of Faust?
From cartoons to animation to film to opera: Terry Gilliam, Monty Python legend and cult film-maker, directs a new production of Berlioz?s The Damnation of Faust ENO stages a new production of Berlioz?s The Damnation of Faust directed by actor, screenwriter and film-maker Terry Gilliam. This l...

Jessica Morris Interview
Jessica Morris is a British filmmaker who won the prize for ?Best European Documentary Short? at ÉCU 2010 with her film ?Reaching Rosie?. We sent her a few questions asking her about her background in film, her ÉCU experience and what she?s up to at the moment. Where are you from? UK If yo...

Scott's Pre-ECU-Festival Update
Fantastically stupefyingly busy. Sleep depravedand red-eyed. Tremendously excited. That?s the ÉCU 2011 team with only couple of days to go. At ÉCU 2011 we will be screening 77 films from 26 countries competing for 20 awards, with 8 World Premieres and 5 European Premieres. Sixty filmmakers are m...

Vilnius Film Fest director toasting to the festival Forum with Bruno Chatelin

Program for the Vilnius Film Festival Forum
10.00-10:10 Welcoming speech by the director of Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino pavasaris" and the representative of Lithuanian Ministry of Culture. 10.10-11.30 *"What Should I Know about Central-Eastern European Film Festival" (PART I) This panel will open the ...

Gary Lucas and his "Spanish Dracula" in Krakow
?Spanish Dracula? by Gary Lucas is a project comprising solo guitar compositions as accompaniment to the famous Spanish film ?Dracula? made in 1931. The project's premiere took place during the 31st Havana Film Festival, where it was named a spectacular hit. It was also presented during the Lo...

Arrived at Vilnius for the Film Festival Forum
I (Bruno Chatelin, your editor) just flew in from Paris to Vinius to attend the forum (and moderate the panels with Algirdas Ramaska, th efestival director) The opening reception will take place tonight at the Crowne Plaza: promising gathering of festivals of the East. Internationa...

MY SWEET CANARY, Interview with Roy Sher
MY SWEET CANARY (Israel, France, Greece, 2011) by director Roy Sher opened the 13th Thessaloniki Film Festival at the Olympian theater to a sold out audience on March 11th, 2011 and screened again on March 15th. The energy and excitement of the audience began with the presentation of the film by...


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The 3rd Iñigo Film Festival calling for shorts August 16-19,2011
The cinema enjoys a wealth of languages, a multiplicity of styles and a variety of narrative forms that are truly great: from realism to fable, from history to science fiction, from adventure to tragedy, from comedy to news, from animated cartoon to documentary...(John Paul II.)

The Jesuits are pleased again to announce the 3rd “Iñigo Film Festival” for short films at the World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid, Spain
Entries are accepted in the following categories: narrative fiction, animated and documentary on the general theme of ‘City of God’. A wide variety of interpretations of this topic is expected and encouraged.Submit till April 15th


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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 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 


 New York International Independent Film and Video FestivalFall 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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Après l'avant premiere du film court ENSEMBLE le 01 Mars 2011 au Comedy Club a Paris, plus de 2 millions de visites entre Dailymotion, Vimeo, Youtube, facebook avec de tres bons commentaires notamment sur la Fan page (Facebook) de Omar et Fred du SAV avec beaucoup de retours positifs les statisques nous donnent "2 356 521 impressions"!!! Nombre de personnes rentrées en contact avec le...

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