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NEWSLETTER No 598 - May 9, 2013



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Developing Your Film Festival 2013 - Applications open!


  Applications now open for the 3rd annual Developing Your Film Festival 2013 23 - 28 July 2013, Motovun Film Festival, Croatia Do you run a great film festival which has the potential to become even better? Do you want to discover new ideas for growing your festival’s income, audience and profile? Come spend a week in Croatia with like-minded fi...MORE


09.05.2013 | Editor's blog |

Rated SRTM - Socially Relevant Film Festival New York

A downstate-upstate program including screenings & filmmakers’ labs in New York, Rated SR films focus on high artistic value, enlighten, entertain, and are commercially viable. Founder Artistic Director Nora Armani & Filmmakers' Lab Founder Mike Camoin will be in Cannes May 16-26. Early submissions are now open: More...


May 2013: EFA Young Audience Award 2013


May 2013: Young Audience Award 2013 A REAL CELEBRATION WITH LOTS OF HAPPY KIDS Children Juries in Nine European Cities Elect Dutch Film by Vincent Bal In a truly European vote, 12-14-year-old audiences in Copenhagen (Denmark), Erfurt (Germany), Izola (Slovenia), London (UK), Riga (Latvia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Turin (Italy), Valletta (Malta) and Wroclaw (Poland) have elected THE ZIGZAG KID by Vincent Bal (the Netherlands) as the winne... 

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This evening the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival, presented by the San Francisco Film Society, announced the juried Golden Gate Award winners, New Directors Prize winner and FIPRESCI Prize winner at a ceremony held at Rouge | Nick's Crispy Tacos. This year the Festival awarded over $70,000 in prizes -- one of the largest cash totals distributed by a U.S. film festival -- to emerging and established ...


09.05.2013 | Editor's blog

EIFF Taurus: the new award of The Ecologico International Film Festival

From this year, the beautiful italian City of Nardò and the EIFF materialize their ever closer union into the "Taurus", a bronze sculpture by the artist Alessandro Kokocinski, representing the bull, symbol of the City of Nardò and the representation of the strong work and tenacious determination that characterized in the years our commitment to independent cinema. The Taurus is the official EIFF trophy. The winners in the various sections will...


05.05.2013 | The Ecologico International Film Festival EIFF's blog |  

“Let the Fire Burn” WINNER Best Editing at the Tribeca Film Festival 2013

Different era, same problems. This doc and winner for Best Editing at Tribeca Film Festival 2013, sheds light on the African American liberation organization “MOVE” created by John Africa in the late 1970′s. The founder reminded all that “Move is not a cult. It is an organization.”  They preached peace, yet practiced the opposite. The followers were taught that “the system” was corrupt, and not to use technology, yet they had cars and telephone...


05.05.2013 | Tribeca Film Festival's blog

Focal announces Footage Award Winners for 2013

 The footage industry came together at the tenth annual FOCAL International Awards gala to celebrate achievement in the use of stock and archival footage. The winning films showcased a dazzling array of production styles, subject matter, storytelling prowess and, of course, masterful integration of outstanding stock and archival footage. London, UK - 3 May 2013 - The tenth annual FOCAL International Awards in association with AP Arc...



60th Sydney Film Festival launched with more films, more venues!

The 60th Sydney Film Festival program was officially launched today by NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing and Minister for the Arts, The Hon. George Souris. “The New South Wales Government, through Screen NSW and Destination NSW, is proud to support Sydney Film Festival, a much-loved part of the city’s arts and events calendar. Sydney Film Festival continues to provide filmmakers a wonderful opportunity to showcase their work, as well as boostin...



Philip K Dick Film Festival New York CALLING December 5-8,2013 New York, NY -

The festival is the first in the five boroughs devoted to science and science fiction. Named for the iconic novelist and short story writer whose work inspired the films Blade Runner, Total Recall andMinority Report, the four-day event aims to start a tradition of honoring films inspired by authors who have explored the metaphysical and eerie in all its manifestations. Possible themes include cyberpunk, dystopian realities, paranoia, altered states, and singularities. Science/science fiction documentaries, features and shorts are accepted. Submit here or on WaB

17th Annual Hollywood Film Festival calling for entries

The 17th Annual HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL(Oct 17-21, 2013) is now open for submissions in the follow genres: Features (all genres including animation, drama, comedy, horror), Docs, and Shorts (including animation). With film presentations taking place in the heart of Hollywood, the Festival presents a valuable screening platform for independent filmmakers, while providing for access to the studios and industry at large. The 2013 event will take this concept to the next level, presenting a unique networking program with “HOLLYWOOD NETWORK® INITIATIVE.” SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 30, 2013 – SUBMIT TODAY on WaB or on the site!  

Hollyshorts calling for entries

The 9th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, scheduled for August 15-25, 2013 at the world famous Chinese Theatre, is now accepting submissions.  ( 2012 HSFF featured over 300 projects showcasing stars and filmmakers including Neil Labute, Zachary Quinto, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Joe Carnahan, awarded over $70,000 in prizes, including $30,000 in post services courtesy of Company 3 for Best Short, Director, Music Video, and Commercial. Submit now

NociCortinfestival | International Short Film Festival calling for shorts

8 Annual NociCortinfestival | International Short Film Festival runs August 01, 2013 to August 04, 2013 BARI Italy Films of all subjects and styles will be considered for selection. All films entered into the competition must have been produced after January 1st, 2011, and must be no more than 30 minutes in length. We welcome films that have already been screened at other film festivals. 

Above all, we are looking for films that are original, creative and that tell an engaging story. Submit

The Inigo Film Festival calling for shorts...
TIFF Regulations for the 4th  Iñigo Film Festival 2013   1. The 4 th  Iñigo Film Festival (TIFF) and the “Iñigo Awards” are sponsored by the Society of Jesus as represented by the Conference of European Provincials (CEP). 2. The prizes (“Iñigo Awards”) will be awarded to short films on the theme “City of God”.Submit online 



Croatian film Halima's Path, a revalation at LA SouthEast Fest


  CROATIAN FILM "HALIMA'S PATH" A FILM ABOUT TWO MOTHER”S WHO SHARE ONE SON A REVELATION AT LA SOUTHEAST EURO FESTIVAL By Alex Deleon   The Southeast European Film Festival of Los Angeles, now in its eight year, was founded by Vera Mijojic a go-getting Serbian lady from Sarajevo, Bosnia, with a strong cinema background in ex-Yugoslavia as an international production assistant and critic. She left Yugoslavia as it was descending into civil war in 1992 and rese...


09.05.2013 | Editor's blog |

Coming this May to the prestigious 66th Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner is Bradley Cooper, or is it...


A comedic short that was conceived at the 65th Cannes Film Festival returns to be part of the Court de Metrage: Merci Beaucoup Bradley Cooper. Merci Beaucoup Bradley Cooper is a comedic short film about the power of fame and the determination of an aspiring actress named Barbara. When Barbara, played by Anne-Christine Caro, stumbles upon what truly could be Bradley Cooper’s Doppelganger, Nicolas-Henri Bozzi, she hatches a plan on how to ...


09.05.2013 | Cannes Market News's blog

Iranian Filmmaker Ventures into Cannes Film Festival to Spread A Thoughtful Message on Companionship.


The Luminance, a short about finding human connection, will be coming to the Cannes Film Festival’s Court de Metrage this May. A man seeks out an arbitrary connection and finds it with a prostitute. The two seek a cure for their loneliness in Tehran and find that they have more in common than what appears at first glance.   Iranian filmmaker, Hasti Saadi, who came from Iran and moved to Toronto at age 17 with her family, brings a touching tale of the search for understanding and ...


09.05.2013 | Cannes Market News's blog

Bruce B. Gordon, Inspired movie director takes film on special needs to Cannes Film Festival


The young men who live in the same building with Writer/Director/Producer Bruce B. Gordon often chat about sports, work, and “girlfriend drama.” The fact that they are disabled doesn’t affect the kinds of desires, hopes and dreams they have – and that’s exactly the humanizing story Gordon seeks to tell in his new short film, Whole ‘Nother Level, which will be featured at the Cannes Film Festival this year.   Los Angeles, CA – May 7, 2013 / In th...


09.05.2013 | Cannes Market News's blog |  

Award Winning Director Alexander Scherer to Screen, at the Cannes Film Festival 2013.


Coming this May to the 66th Cannes Film Festival’s Court Metrage, “Before the Grass Grows” a short film that sheds light on the heartbreakingly violent, cruel, and atrocious acts committed by the seemingly heartless soldiers in World War II.   Dusseldorf, Germany, May 7, 2013 /During World War II private conversations of German POW’s were tapped and produced more than 150,000 pages of minutes of those meetings. In Scherer’s latest short, speakers ...


08.05.2013 | Cannes Market News's blog

Soul Searching and Angst in New Israeli Films

L.A.ISRAELI FILMFEST by Alex Deleon   In a country based on the decimation of half the world's Jewish population in WWII (the Holocaust), the constant need to apply military pressure on menacing Arab neighbors in order to survive, and a culture steeped in Biblical morality, it is not surprising that many of the new Israeli films reflect soul-searching ambiguity over relations with the Palestinians, and the general anxiety in the air. "Rock The Casbah" is a painful...


08.05.2013 | Editor's blog |  

Cannes Festival- INDIA is Country in Focus


Bombay Talkies'- An Ode to Indian Cinema    Cannes Festival, 2013   - Country Focus :  INDIA INDIA is the Country in focus,at this year's Cannes Festival ! Why ? Because the country which boasts of the largest film indutry in the world, celebrates its 100 Anniversary,this year! A special film 'BOMBAY TALKIES" ,specially created for the festival, will have a gala screening. It's made up of four arresting short films by four of the most talented co...


07.05.2013 | LEKHA SHANKAR's blog |  

'Terms and Conditions May Apply' (2013). 'HAPPENING NOW!'

‘Terms and Conditions May Apply’ (2013) is an acutely relevant documentary that anyone who uses any communication tool whatsoever-internet, computer, tablet, phone, etc.- must see. It is an accurate nail-biting suspense of a very real situation all of us buy into and sign up for every day, and yet neglect to really think about. Director Cullen Hoback’s thesis in ‘Terms and Conditions’ is a vital piece of journalism reminding us of the essence of freedom through fr...


07.05.2013 | Sonoma International Film Festival's blog |  

12 projects have been selected as finalist for Open Doors Locarno 2013

The Festival del film Locarno’s Open Doors co-production lab is this year dedicated to the South Caucasus with a focus on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. Each of the directors and producers will present their project at Locarno with the aim of finding financial partners and support to complete their film. With support from the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Open Doors supports and highlights directors and films from count...


05.05.2013 | Locarno Dailies's blog |  s

NFDC presents director Kamal Swaroop's Tracing Phalke to commemorate 100 years of Indian Cinema

Celebrating the completion of an action packed cinematic century of Indian Cinema and the genius of Dadasaheb, NFDC (National Film Development Corporation) is pleased to announce the release of the limited edition of Tracing Phalke- researched, written and compiled by Kamal Swaroop, a film, television and radio director and screenwriter, more popularly known for his masterwork Om-Dar-B-Dar (1988). A text-based visual treat that lends a magnified view into Dadasaheb's life, the ic...


05.05.2013 | Editor's blog |  

New York Tribeca 2013: Documentaries

With an estimated 325,000 people participating in community based happenings such as the family street fair and the sports day and about 125,000  attending screenings, panels and related events the 2013 film festival had the largest audience since 2006.  89 features and 60 short films from 37 countries were shown. Altogether 6,121 feature and short films were submitted with 89 selected for the festival including 12 productions each for the world narrative and world documentary competit...


05.05.2013 | Tribeca Film Festival's blog |  


SEEFEST - South East European Film Festival of Los Angeles opened with Snails and Men

 By Alex Deleon FESTIVAL OPENS WITH ROMANIAN COMEDY "OF SNAILS AND MEN" SEEFEST is the official name of the Los Angeles Festival of Southeast European films. This is a niche festival dedicated to the exhibition and promotion of films from the Balkan Peninsula and Turkey.The Balkan countries covered are all the successor states of the former Yugoslavia; Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, and Slovenia, plus Bulgaria, Romania, Albania and Greece.Except, for Romania whose films have been...


04.05.2013 | Editor's blog |  

James O'Brien’s HYPERFUTURA, the controversial cult sci-fi feature film with Eric Kopatz gets cable VOD premiere


  From acclaimed indie director James O'Brien comes the new controversial cult sci-fi feature film HYPERFUTURA, starring break out talent Eric Kopatz- available now on iTunes and cable VOD and coming soon to Amazon Prime. Utilizing experimental multi-media techniques, HYPERFUTURA challenges the Hollywood mainstream with an extreme alternative cinema that makes use of archival footage and special effects married to a live action narrative. Like Terrence Malick's Tree of Life, ...



New York Niche Festivals: Japan Cuts Interview with Samuel Jamier

JAPAN CUTS was launched as an annual event by the  film department of the  New York based Japan Society in 2007. It  arranged co-presentations of Japanese films at the New York Asian Film Festival  followed by additional days of programs at the Japan Society. In 2009 Samuel ...



Frontières International Co-Production Market expands from Montreal to the Brussels International

FRONTIÈRES EXPANDS FROM MONTREAL'S FANTASIA TO BRUSSELS' BIFFF   The Fantasia International Film Festival is proud to announce the expansion of its Frontières International Co-Production Market to the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. Frontières will effectively become a circuit making a bridge between Montreal, in July, and Brussels, in April, respectively starting wit...

30.04.2013 | Editor's blog |



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