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Iran's Ever-Reliable Cinema Once Again Fresh and Fantastic at DIFF 2008

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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is a rich source of the best in international film, and fans of Iran’s ceaselessly productive and always interesting cinema industry can count on finding Persian film gems at DIFF 2008—including a film with a Dubai connection. Morality and family life concern director Majid Majidi, whose award-winning The Song of Sparrows is Iran’s entry for the 2009 Academy Awards. Innocent Karim works at an ostrich farm outside of Tehran, leading a simple a...

NEWSLETTER N° 393: December 10, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 Great reasons to open yours, Publication tips ...

NEWSLETTER N° 392: December 3, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 good reasons to open yours Publication tips ...

NEWSLETTER N° 391: November 26, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 good reasons to open yours Publication tips ...

NEWSLETTER N° 390: November 19, 2008

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FESTIVALS THIS WEEK The calendar FESTIVALS THIS MONTH Month Calendar FESTIVALS CALLING This month _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL Picture Gallery from Thessaloniki Luc Dardenne Masterclass 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival kicked off with the Wrestler Frost / Nixon from R...

NEWSLETTER N° 389: November 12, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com Dailies from Montreal Toronto San Sebastian London Cinemed   _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE FORT LAUDERDALE FILM FESTIVAL Award Winners Announced At FLIFF Finale A Mahon On A Mission Film In Focus: FLING Eli Wallach Honored A...

NEWSLETTER N° 388: November 4, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com Dailies from Montreal Toronto San Sebastian London Cinemed   _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE FORT LAUDERDALE FILM FESTIVAL FLIFF Centerpiece Film: PLAY THE GAME Film In Focus: TIED TO A CHAIR Online Shorts Competition At FLIFF ...

NEWSLETTER N° 387: October 29, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com Dailies from Montreal Toronto San Sebastian London Cinemed   _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Interview with Marc Fitoussi Interview with Donald Mugisha Interview with the makers of Sunshine Barry and the ...

New York Film Festival 2008 notes Sept. 26 – Oct. 12

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Like other festivals, the Lincoln Center Film Society’s 46th New York Film Festival experienced a steady increase in films submitted amounting to about 1500 productions this year, far below the 8500 which the Sundance program coordinator Zakheim is quoted as having received for the 2008 edition, even less than the 1600 productions send now to the four year old Dubai festival. Yet the importance of the NYFF and of the 2008 main selection of 28 titles is not measured by competitive numbers, rat...

AFM conferences

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     AFM Conferences and Seminars provide a forum where attendees can interact with and learn from prominent filmmakers, financiers, industry executives and talent. Belo...

NEWSLETTER N° 386: October 22, 2008

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LIVE FROM THE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL LFF - Incendiary LFF - American Teen LFF - 1234 LFF - Dean Spanley SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE will be Closing Night Gala of The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival LFF - Miracle at St Anna Victoire Terminus, winner of this year's Grierson Award Galas and Special Screenings at London Fest Watch our daily video podcasts _______________________________________________________...

NEWSLETTER N° 385: October 15, 2008

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NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER SIEL-SATIS-RADIO from 20 to 23 October 2008 - Paris Expo 3 leading shows (Siel-Satis-Radio) merged into one major event to cover all your markets: Cinema, Television, Radio, Media, Live Entertainment, and Events The first SIEL & SATIS, RADIO, is a unique trade show representing specifically the Live Entertainment, Events, and Audiovisual industries as well as cross-disciplinary solutions: Install...

NEWSLETTER N° 384: October 9, 2008

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_____________________________________________________________________________________ NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER SIEL-SATIS-RADIO from 20 to 23 October 2008 - Paris Expo 3 leading shows (Siel-Satis-Radio) merged into one major event to cover all your markets: Cinema, Television, Radio, Media, Live Entertainment, and Events The first SIEL&SATIS, RADIO, is a unique trade show representing specifically th...

NEWSLETTER N° 383: October 1, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Curtain Fell on Athens Film Fest, Pingpongkingen wins best Rain Bird Names Finalists for 2008 Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition Launching International Film Guide Inspiration Award International Film School Meeting awards from Donostia Feature film project SHOCKING BLUE wins Kodak NPP Development Prize ‘Pandora’s Box’ nailed highest award in San Sebastian ...

Dubai to feature 3 new sections and a film market

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The 2008 edition of the Dubai International Film Festival features 12 programmes that will showcase cinema of all genres from all over the world.Selected films will be placed in the appropriate programme by DIFF management in consultation with the filmmaker. While DIFF welcomes international submissions, it should be noted that the non-Arab section of the festival is limited to only 60 films and presently does not include short films.The Cultural BridgeThe Cultural Bridge programme is one of the...

Masoud Amralla Al Ali jury member of Durban International Film Festival

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Masoud Amralla Al Ali, Artistic Director of the Dubai International Film Festival, has been selected as a jury member in the upcoming Durban International Film Festival. The Durban International Film Festival will be held from 23 July - 3 August at Durban in South Africa. Under the banner Love Film, Hate Xenophobia, the festival will showcase over 200 films from nearly 95 countries. Opening the festival is the African Premiere of Ralph Ziman’s Jerusalema, a gritty gangster thriller set ...

Dubai: in support of worldwide peace

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The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced that the documentary feature film, The Day After Peace, has been chosen as part of the Rhythm and Reels line up for 2008. This is in support of worldwide peace. The film has a cultural bridge theme furthering the Festival’s mandate to create intercultural understanding through the language of Cinema. The screening at DIFF will be held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, wife of HH Sheikh Mo...

DIFF is launching the Dubai Film Market

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In its continuous effort of “Bridging Cultures, Meeting Minds”, DIFF is launching the Dubai Film Market during its 5th edition. The Dubai Film Market is committed to raising the visibility of world cinema - with an emphasis on Arab, Asian and African filmmakers - and stimulating regional and international film production and trade. Vision Dubai, to become a regional and international pioneer of audio-visual content trade. Mission To make Dubai Film Market a global stat...

Catherine Buresi named new Deputy Director of the European Film Market (EFM)

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French-born Catherine Buresi became the new Deputy Director of the Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM) on September 1, 2008. She succeeds Karen Arikian, who became Executive Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival in March 2008.“I am happy to welcome Catherine Buresi to the EFM team and continuing to develop the EFM together with her”, comments EFM Director Beki Probst.Catherine Buresi has been working in the international media and film industry for almost 20 years. From 1...

EMAAR MGF’S GULF PARENT RESCUES AFTER A FAILED IPO

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  In what would be the first major fund infusion into the Emaar MGF Group after a failed IPO, one of its promoters, Dubai-based Emaar is learnt to be investing $150 million (Rs 650 crore) to pick 20-25 %stake each in three real estate projects of Emaar MGF.                                                                                                                   Courtesy: - ET...

Satra Properties to develop Rs 120 –cr project in Dubai

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   MUMBAI: Real estate developer Satra Properties on Monday said it will develop about Rs. 120-crore commercial complex in Dubai for which it has purchased property worth Rs. 29.7 crore.      Courtesy economics times 1.7.2008   ...

The Hollywood Reporter Debuts Brand Re-Launch

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The Hollywood Reporter today unveiled a wholesale overhaul of its iconic brand, including a redesigned look and format for its print and digital publications, a newly-enhanced editorial approach, an expanded range of coverage and analysis, and new industry data exclusive to The Nielsen Company. More than just a cosmetic change, this brand transformation uniquely positions The Hollywood Reporter to super serve a wider range of today's global entertainment markets, which are increasingly technolog...

The Hollywood Reporter Debuts Brand Re-Launch

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The Hollywood Reporter today unveiled a wholesale overhaul of its iconic brand, including a redesigned look and format for its print and digital publications, a newly-enhanced editorial approach, an expanded range of coverage and analysis, and new industry data exclusive to The Nielsen Company. More than just a cosmetic change, this brand transformation uniquely positions The Hollywood Reporter to super serve a wider range of today's global entertainment markets, which are increasingly technolog...

NEWSLETTER N° 343: December 13, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month... BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL Submit by February 15, 2008 Join the competition now to enter your film for the Babelgum Online Film Festival competition awards. Spike Lee chairs a ju...

NEWSLETTER N° 340: November 21, 2007

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FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES Recent coverage and dailies from London Rome Funchal Fort Lauderdale Bahamas AFI ___________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Thessal...
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