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The Met At The Movies

Thursday, December 28-----In a bold new experiment designed to reach younger audiences, New York's famed Metropolitan Opera will offer several of its most celebrated productions to an international network of movie theaters. The first of these will be the December 30th presentation of Mozart’s THE MAGIC FLUTE. The production, directed by stage and film director Julie Taymor, will be beamed live from the stage of The Metropolitan Opera directly into movie theaters around the globe. All of ...

Documentaries And The Web: A Date With Destiny

Saturday, December 2----At the "think tank" conference dubbed DocAgora, one of the many parallel events here at the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA), the marketing, financing and sales opportunities for documentaries on the web was discussed in a lively debate. One of the most vocal proponents was James Fabricant, the head of marketing and content for MySpace UK. Fabricant was one of several speakers who offered some glimpses into the way that documentary filmmakers can...

New Online Service For Documentaries

Sunday, November 26----Geoffrey McNab reported yesterday in the printed IDFA Dagkrant Daily about a new online outlet for documentary films., founded a few months ago by the Belgian team of Regina De Martelaare and Barend Wayens, is set to provide a "comprehensive international sales channel for non-commercial films, DVDs, CDs and books about film.". The site will also allow film sellers to post information on their film library, along with links and video trailers. The init...

New Media Initiatives at IDFA

The International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA), which begins next week, will be a bell weather on the current state of the art of non-fiction film and video production. High on its priority list is the charting of technological innovations that are transforming the medium. IDFA will present three exciting programs that will help attending filmmakers, distributors and new media mavens examine the changes ahead in the media landscape. To focus attention on how the "new media" will...

Tahiti Online Film Festival

Online competition starts November 11, 2006 The theme of the competition is romantic short films. Participation is free. Each participant is to open a free videoblog account on and register to the Tahiti Online Film Festival group on Formats - Maximum length: 10 minutes. All formats accepted : avi, mov, mpeg, flv, mp4, wmv, asf, 3gp. - Multiple film submission is authorized. - Language: original language or (readable) subtitles in either English or French. - Film...

Le SATIS 2006 ouvre ses portes dans 15 jours Porte de Versailles

Le SATIS (Salon des Technologies et des Solutions Audiovisuelles 7-9 novembre - Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles - Hall 5.) ouvre ses portes dans deux semaines et propose un ensemble unique d’animations, de conférences et de projections liées à la création numérique et à l’innovation. À ce jour, plus de 16 600 visiteurs (soit + 10% par rapport à l’année dernière) se sont préenregistrés. Link Text Le SATIS, seul évènement français dédié aux innovations technologiques sur le...

Tam Tam Digifestival - Call for entries: IPSE DIGIT

Tam Tam Digifestival sponsors IPSE DIGIT, a competition reserved to digital audio-video productions. If you have realized only by digital a videoclip, an Internet documentary, a mobile movie or a newsreel reportage, please send your work to: Coop. Tam Tam, Via Ugo Niutta 33, 80128 Napoli / Naples - Italy. It can last from one minute to one hour. The competion is from October 1st to December 31st 2006. It will award 5 between the best works in each section (Digi Music, Fahrenheit Planet, Mobile T...

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user welcomes all festival organisers, movie pros, film fans and all festival goers from around the world to share fun, experience, information, pictures, videos and pod casts... Create your community, your own group, discuss and enhance your projects, promote them, distribute them, be on the Featured videoblog list... Open your own videoblog with free video storage. Festival Blogs, dailies, ambiance and panache. The Films showcased here will enjoy the privilege of close encounters with ...

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Rain Digital Theater Network Presentation

Founded in 2002, Rain Network is a Brazilian company that has created a solution for independent cinema market by interconnecting theaters in a digital network. With offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, New York and London, the company currently transmits, by satellite, films in digital format to more than 120 screens. In December 2005, Rain Network has joined forces with Emerging Pictures (, to form Rain US, a collaborative venture for digital distribution and exhi...

Trailer of Zidane, a portrait of the 21st Century

Film directed by Philippe PARRENO, Douglas GORDON This is a portrait on film, in action and in real time, of one of the greatest players in the history of soccer, Zinédine Zidane. Seventeen synchronized cameras were used, mixing super 35mm and High Definition, each focusing solely on Zinédine Zidane from the first kick of the ball to the final whistle. This 360 degree perspective along with a sound universe that recreates the environment of the crowd allows us to enter into a multidimensional space leading the spectator to experience the sensations, the psychology and the body of a moving athlete.

Video of the Cannes Conference on the future of cinema 2/2

Held, Monday 22nd, 2006 in Cannes on the Majestic Beach near the Palais, from 3pm to 5pm. On Monday May 22, The Cannes Market,, MM2 Editions and Moving Pictures hosted THE CONFERENCE : THE FUTURE OF CINEMA The conference began with keynote speakers: - Frank Otto, the composer and director of the first open source rock opera movie - JD Lasica, the author of Darknet: Hollywood’s War against the Digital Generation.

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The New Frontiers of Digital Distribution

Friday, June 16----The new frontiers in distribution of documentary films has been a running theme at the SILVERDOCS International Documentary Conference. While other topics such as film financing, working with non-profits and foundations, and producing for public television are rather evergreen and non-changing from years past, the arena of distribution is on fire, with a number of panels pointing to incredible new opportunities for documentary filmmakers to reach wider audiences. On Thursday ...

International Documentary Conference Opens

Wednesday, June 14---As the SILVERDOCS festival entered its first full day of programming, today was also the start of the very ambitious International Documentary Conference, which brings together an illustrious group of film and media professionals who will address topics of interest to the dozens of documentary filmmakers and distributors who are attending this year's event. With 30 sessions over 4 days, this is an unprecendented "intensive" for all those interested in where documentary film ...

SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival to launch June 13

SILVERDOCS: AFI/DISCOVERY CHANNEL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL has become one of the most prestigious events in the world of non-fiction film. The 2006 Festival, a mixture of film screenings, information seminars and special events, will take place from June 13 to 18, 2006 at the AFI Silver Center in Silver Springs, Maryland (USA). Return to this dedicated website to read articles, view photos, hear audio files and view video at North America's most intriguing festival devoted to the work of documen...

Conference on business models, Cannes Short Film Corner

I was invited by the Cannes Short Film Corner to talk with Jacques Bensimon, head of the Canadian National Film Borad, with Stephan Lechère from Google Video and Orna Ghenassia from Cinézime at this conference. Interesting exchanges on fragmented markets, number of opportunities, long tail, community building... ...