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EFA Nominates 3 Animation films

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The European Film Academy proudly announces the three nominations in the category EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2012. A committee consisting of EFA Board Member Antonio Saura (producer, Spain) and EFA Member Per Holst (producer, Denmark) as well as representatives of CARTOON, the European Association of Animation Film, Brigitte Baronet (France), Tony Loeser (Germany), and Tomm Moore (Ireland) decided on the following nominations: ...

ÉCU’S PARTNER OPEN SAINT PETERSBURG STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL BEGINNING – A YOUNG SPRINGBOARD

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Founded by Saint Petersburg Filmmaker’s Union festival, The Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival “Beginning” is held annually with the assistance of the Committee of Culture of Saint Petersburg Government. The Film Festival “Beginning” represents a very important opportunity for independent and new cinema in Saint Petersburg. Every year the city at the Neva River welcomes young filmmakers, documentarians, directors, script writers, sound producers and all representatives i...

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Director: The Heyl Brothers.
The talented Heyl Brothers take you on a romantic journey of hope and love. The life of the happy and positive official Dickie (Corstiaan Smorenburg) suddenly changes when he meets a local traffic warden (Babette Holtmann) and falls in love. Unfortunately she is not that charmed, leaving Dickie desperate for her attention. Many lives are affected on Dickie’s quest for love…but will he finally conquer her heart? Young, old, religious or atheist. Anyone who’s in for a laugh, a sucker for love, longs for togetherness, is brainwashed by Disney and loves a happy end! For all you pessimists, chronically depressed, worrywarts and gloomy souls: We can’t be held responsible for life changing events or any sudden occurrence of hope, view at your own risk… we can however recommend this movie.

The Acid Theatre

Director: The Heyl Brothers.
In this alternate reality of the ‘50’s we follow a little girl “Iza” (Lisa Eernisse) who after a horrifying incident with her father, wakes up in the afterlife. Here she meets strange creatures of the night, who take her to a party of darkness hosted by “Rinse”. Surrounded by terrifying creatures she feels utterly disrupted in her reality. Rinse notices this and shows her the alternate version of the party through the power of his music. Now Iza is in a blissful place, meeting all the wonderful creatures she once feared. But the journey is far from over. Iza needs to get home and only Rinse can show her the way… The Concept - Additional Information The Acid Theatre is a unique concept evolving from a meeting between a director and a music artist. The video and the song are created simultaneously by an extraordinary joint venture of two professionals, both specialized in their game. Challenged by their ability to adapt to one another the project was put to a whole new level of creativity. Another unique thing about this unique production is that it’s been fully financed by the artists. This gave them total creative freedom to apply the newest techniques in cinema production, like the custom developed E.D.I.© effect. Dubtek DuBTeK , a mix of “Dubstep” and “Tekno”, is a new futuristic and up-beat dance music. DuBTeK is on the rise to be the next big thing and “The Acid Theatre” shall be the messenger to deliver this prophecy to the devoted followers of dance music. EDI “Extreme Detail Image” is the new ultra high definition experience which will give your film the fullest and richest detail possible. The Acid Theatre© is the first film project in which E.D.I has been fully enabled.

ÉCU’S PARTNER OPEN SAINT PETERSBURG STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL BEGINNING

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Founded by Saint Petersburg Filmmaker’s Union festival, The Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival “Beginning” is held annually with the assistance of the Committee of Culture of Saint Petersburg Government. The Film Festival “Beginning” represents a very important opportunity for independent and new cinema in Saint Petersburg. Every year the city at the Neva River welcomes young filmmakers, documentarians, directors, script writers, sound producers and all representatives...

Keanu Reeves' "Side By Side" to open 20th PLUS CAMERIMAGE

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PLUS CAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography celebrating its landmark 20th anniversary this year, announced today that Keanu Reeves’ new documentary “Side by Side” has been selected to open the Festival, which takes place November 24th – December 1st. The announcement was made by Festival Director Marek Żydowicz.   Said Żydowicz, “We are truly excited that ‘Side by Side’ will open the 20th edition of our Festival and that th...

Colorado Film Festival

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The Colorado International Film Festival strives to set a standard for excellence in recognizing the important work of emerging talent and masters of the cinema craft around the world.  Quite simply, it is our mission to discover and celebrate extraordinary films. The Colorado International Film Festival recognizes excellence in filmmaking in several categories with the prestigious Colorado Film Awards.  The Awards Committee awards deserving films and screenplays in the following catego...

Introduction by the Director of the 69th Festival, Alberto Barbera

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“It is now established that the main function of a festival is to choose what we can and must see from among the huge blind mass of production”. Far from wishing to refute this claim, which may well be true, I feel I must add a few comments. Not marginal comments, however, if it is true that one of the reasons that led me to return to serving the Venice Film Festival, turns its gaze - in cross-eyed fashion - in a different direction. Nor am I referring to what's left of the f...

Jean Prewitt and Jonathan Wolf to Lead IFTA

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                                    The Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA®) has renewed contracts with CEO & President, Jean Prewitt and Executive VP & American Film Market Managing Director, Jonathan Wolf through 2015.   Chairman Paul Hertzberg stated, “We are thrilled to have...

The 24th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival

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The 24th annual Boston Jewish Film Festival will present 45 films from Nov. 7-19, ranging from an upbeat documentary about one of the world’s best known songs to edgy women’s films to an American classic hand-picked by a theatre giant to a shorts film competition to many exciting debuts from directors.   A worldwide selection of film from the U.S., Israel, Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Nigeria, Russia and South Africa will screen at Greater Boston area theatres with panel dis...

16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards announcing recipients

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Judd Apatow 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that writer/director/producer Judd Apatow will be given the “Hollywood Comedy Award”; actor John Hawkes will receive the "Hollywood Breakout Performance Award"; actress Quvenzhane Wallis will receive the "New Hollywood Award"; cinematographer Wally Pfister, A.S.C. will receive the “Hollywood Cinematographer Award”; ...

Deadline coming soon! Online submissions admited

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  Cine//B is calling for entries. Any genre, any format, any running time. ♦ Deadline this Friday 14.09.12 ! We accept online screeners (via vimeo, youtube, wetrasnfer or dropbox) to the e-mail: florencia@festivalcineb.com   RULES AND CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSION ​*The competition is always open for submissions.​ *To enter, your film can be: a Chilean or foreign production, a student film, any genre, any budget, an...

Berlinale to Honour Chris Marker by Screening Description d’un combat

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On September 23, 2012, the Berlin International Film Festival will honour documentary and experimental filmmaker Chris Marker, who passed away in late July, by screening his film Description d’un combat (Description of a Struggle). In this film, which received the Golden Bear for Best Documentary in 1961, Chris Marker took a personal look at the development of Israeli society and its identity twelve years after the state of Israel was founded. Chris Marker’s cinematic oeuvre co...

Cardiff’s lesbian and gay film festival prepares for its 6th edition

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Box office opens as Cardiff’s lesbian and gay film festival prepares for its 6th edition offering a staggering £25,000 short film prize. • Montage of competing films revealed • Opening Film: UK premiere of Eytan Fox’s Yossi • Closing Film: UK premiere of Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same • Amy Lamé to host the new-look Awards show • Daniel Boys to attend premier of Little Man - his first gay role and debut film There’ll be much excitem...

Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF): Call for Project Submissions (from now until 15 October 2012)

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    Organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and running concurrently with the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), the Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) is Asia's premier project market designed to connect Asian filmmakers with upcoming film projects with internationally prominent film financiers, producers, bankers, distributors, buyers, and funders for co-production ventures. The HAF is the ideal venue for d...

56th BFI London Film Festival Launch set for October 10 -21,2012

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  Whether you’re a film aficionado diving straight in or a moviegoer coming to the Festival for the first time – this year’s programme is bursting with films and events that will entertain, confront and delight you. We kick-start the Festival with the European Premiere of Frankenweenie, the gloriously crafted, stop-motion 3D animation from Tim Burton, and close our twelve-day celebration of film with the European Premiere of Mike Newell’s visually ravishing adaptation of Great Expect...

Something viral (marketing) from Montreal

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  The first thing I wanted to share is this the interactive postcard for Shiftting the Blame ( Director Lars-Gunnar Lotz's debut film) with a the QrCode leading to the website ww.schuld-film.de (check our Interview with the team) The second nice is a surprise flyer for a film "Cyber" not even present or showing at the festival. If any more media picked it was worth the pain of the poor guy in kinda Batman tights at the walk out of the main theater...

The Growing Season

Director: Sampsa Huttunen.

Timo is a Finnish guy who wants to become a farmer. The authorities are against because his crop is cannabis.

New Film on the Digital Currency Bitcoin to Celebrate its Premiere in Berlin

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An animated short film that informs about the digital currency Bitcoin with typical German humour will be publicly presented in Berlin (Germany) on Thursday, September 6, at 7 PM Central European Time. The premiere's venue is the Kreuzberg-based bar Room 77 at Graefestraße 77 -  the only place in Germany (so far) where you can pay for your snacks and drinks in Bitcoin. Being part of the monthly meeting of the Berlin Bitcoin Community, the film's producers will present their work and an...

Visit Cinefest-OZ!

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  visiit our Cinefest-OZ page for regular news and updates: http://www.filmfestivals.com/en/blog/cinefest_oz   -CINEFEST OZ 2012 OFFICIAL PRESS- "CinéfestOZ showcases extraordinary Australian and French films over five days (22 – 26 August) each year. Through feature film premieres and a highly anticipated film selection, the Film Festival draws a diverse audience and attracts filmmakers and actors from throughout Australia. "In its fifth year,...

Video interview with Ivan Trujillo - Festival Director - Guadalajara Film Festival

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  Festival Festival presentation: Mexican short and feature Films Presented in Competition, with a special section for documentary films.Ibero American Competition in feature and short films.Children´s film competition for Ibero Amercian Films. Edition: 28 Festival Logo: Theme: Latin American Films Category/Format: Mixed Festival Info Price info: US $ 10,000.00 ...

MADEIRA FILM FESTIVAL 2013

The Madeira Film Festival intends to be Europe’s most exclusive and independent festival. Held at the prestigious Reid’s Palace Hotel The Madeira Film Festival serves as a platform to showcase independent feature, short and documentary films from directors around the world. Indicative of Madeira’s continued commitment to preserve the Natural History, flora and fauna of the island, the festival will pres

WHAT TO DO IN PARIS IN SEPTEMBER

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Sigh…. It is the time of the la rentrée, or the return from vacation for most Parisians and we all know what that means… summer is almost finish. But that’s no reason to cry! With everyone back in town again, and the hustle and bustle about, there are plenty of  things to do and see!   Event: “Musical Fountains” at the Chateau de Versailles Details: Enjoy the last month of sun and warmth surrounded by the gorgeous gardens of Versailles. During the month of Sep...

The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf

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The Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (Sept 27-Oct 4) is excited to announce that it will honor legendary German acting talent Mario Adorf with a lifetime achievement award in acting and a four-film tribute as part of its 17th annual program. The festival will screen the actor’s classic films The Tin Drum (Saturday Sept 29th, 8:45PM), Ship of the Dead (Friday, Sept 28th, 4:30PM) and Lola (Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 6:00PM) and will present the award at the screening of his most recent film The Rhino an...

altcineAction! Submission is open!

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Whether an established or aspiring filmmakers, here’s your chance to shine—and win a full scholarship or production equipment that will jump-start your career. The Balkan film portal altcine.com is holding the first online short film festival for the Balkans. Submissions are open until September 7th and don’t delay: here’s the twist. altcineAction! will screen a maximum of 360 minutes—and films are accepted on a first-come, first served basis. But there’s another ...
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