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A range of high profile seminars, demonstrations and screenings of productions shot on HD during Edinburgh`s busiest time. Offering HD filmmakers the chance to screen their films to industry professionals.

NEWSLETTER N° 400: January 28, 2009

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Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE LAUNCHING THIS WEEK Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory database, the renowned Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com is moving to Fest21.com whith easier searc...

Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference

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The programme for the third Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference (EIFAC), to be held on 26-27 March 2009, has been finalised and places are booking up fast.EIFAC brings the latest research into film audiences to Edinburgh. The event will be truly international: it includes contributors from across Europe, and even from down under, talking about audiences from Nairn to Taipei.Papers cover individual films and entire film festivals, the past and the future, babies to baby boomers - bu...

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 ...

Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference

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The programme for the 3rd Edinburgh International Film Audiences Conference(EIFAC) has been finalised - and we're sure you'll love the line-up as much as we do. The event will be truly international: we have contributors from across Europe, and even from down under, talking about audiences from Nairn to Taipei. Papers cover individual films and entire film festivals, the past and the future, babies to baby boomers - but they all focus on empirical film audience research. Take a look at the full ...

EFP announces Jury for next Shooting Stars

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European Film Promotion (EFP) has appointed the jury for SHOOTING STARS 2009. At the beginning of December, the five jury members who are well known personalities from the film industry, will meet to decide on the ‘Best of the Best’ of the new up-and-coming acting talent from across Europe. The jury will make its selection from among 18 new faces who have been nominated by the EFP member organisations. Ten finalists will be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in 2...

London wrapped but the Fest season is on in the UK

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When browsing filmfestivalspro.com search engine the database shows the following entries in the directory for festivals happening this month in the UK:http://www.filmfestivalspro.com/ffs/searchpro.shtmlLet us shed some light on our selection:AURORA Norwich BETTING ON SHORTS: MORE THAN A EUROVISION OF SHORTFILM London BRADFORD ANIMATION FESTIVAL (BAF!) Bradford CARDIFF SCREEN FESTIVAL CEASED Cardiff CINEMAGIC WORLD SCREEN FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Belfast CORNWALL FILM FESTIVAL ...

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...

Iain Smith is to be the new Chair of Edinburgh Festival

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The internationally acclaimed producer Iain Smith is to be the new Chair of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, it was announced today by EIFF Managing Director, Ginnie Atkinson. He will take over from John McCormick on 10 October. McCormick has been Chair since 1996 and has led the organisation through various periods of positive change culminating in the recent UK Film Council Film Festivals Strategy 3 year Lottery award of £1.8million.Smith, a Scot, was awarded an OBE in the 2008 Qu...

selective highlights from Branchage Jersey Film Fest

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It’s just one week to go before the inaugural BRANCHAGE JERSEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (25 – 28 September). The Festival team (Xanthe Hamilton, Philip Ilson, Laura Smith, Jenny Horwell, India Hamilton, Warren Holt and Nina Herve) are all holed up at the headquarters at Vinchelez Manor de Haut in the rural west of the island, planning the final stages of the four day Festival. www.branchagefestival.com If, as a filmmaker or film industry person, you are interested in attending the Festiva...

Africa in Motion festival launches the AiM2008 film programme

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Stop and Stir Arts Ltd is delighted to announce the programme for the third Africa in Motion film festival, taking place from 23 October - 2 November 2008 at Edinburgh Filmhouse. AiM 2008 will be a celebration of Africa’s diverse cinematic output, with a greater focus on under-represented regions and a more adventurous programme than ever before. AiM 2008 will open with Egyptian director Youssef Chahine's feature The Earth (El Ard), as a tribute to the pioneering filmmaker who passed away on 2...

NEWSLETTER N° 372: July 9, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and Film Festival Locarno in partnership with CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada are proud to present Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Film Festival Locarno (August 7, 8 & 9) The Salon will include - The Premiere Panel on digital distribution in association with XDC - MingleTalk Future of distribution ...

NEWSLETTER N° 371: July 3, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and Film Festival Locarno in partnership with CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada are proud to present Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Film Festival Locarno (August 7, 8 & 9) The Salon will include - The Premiere Panel on digital distribution in association with XDC - MingleTalk Future of distribution ...

NEWSLETTER N° 366: May 28, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, Moving Pictures, Film & Festivals Magazine and Cineuropa.org are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year 3rd installation of the Salon includes included - The Blockbuster Pane...

NEWSLETTER N° 363: May 7, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com   Filmfestivals.com and CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada in partnership with Moving Pictures, Film & Festivals Magazine and Cineuropa.org are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Serie...

NEWSLETTER N° 362: April 30, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada in partnership with Moving Pictures, Film & Festivals Magazine and Cineuropa.org are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year promises to be a stellar line up that includes MingleTalk at the Canadian Pavilion — an even...

Film In Focus: REZ BOMB

Saturday, August 30------The Montreal World Film Festival hosted the World Premiere last evening of Scottish filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson’s latest film REZ BOMB. This marks the director's third feature in a row to World Premiere at the Festival, with previous showings of THE TICKING MAN (2003) and its sequel RETRIBUTION (2005).While his previous films were set in his native Scotland, REZ BOMB provides quite a contrast. The story is set on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota...

Hall and Robinson: Writing Team from Europe Wins Grand Prize

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"I believe in the adage 'there are no coincidences.' Case in point, Jonathan Hall and Hannah Robinson who are the winners of the American Screenwriters Association's 11th Annual International Screenwriting Competition (co-sponsored by Gotham Writers' Workshop). So you find yourself languishing in an airport on another monotonous layover when something pique's your interest. Okay, you're kind of eavesdropping on a fellow passenger's cell phone conversation. Semantics-schmantics. The woman with th...

Robert Carlyle becomes Edinburgh Festival patron

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival today confirmed that actor Robert Carlyle has accepted the role of Festival Patron. Carlyle was invited by Sir Sean Connery to join him and Tilda Swinton, the Festival’s two other Patrons, at the close of this year’s successful EIFF.The announcement comes after the Festival concluded its box-office breaking 12 day run in the new calendar-slot of June. Commenting on the Festival’s new Patron, EIFF Artistic Director Hannah McGill said: “Robert Carl...

Prix UIP Shorts Shown At Festroia

Saturday, June 14------A very distinctive program here at Festroia is the presentation of Prix UIP, a European short film contest, sponsored by distributor United International Pictures and the European Film Academy.The short films are screeend at fourteen European film festivals, including events in Ghent, Valladolid, Ángers, Rotterdam, Berlin, Tampere, Krakow, Grimstad, Vila Do Conde, Sarajevo, Edinburgh, Venice, Drama and Cork. This year, Festroia was added to the European tour.The overall...

Industry events at Edinburgh Fest

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9 June 2008: 2008 will herald a record number of Industry Events at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) aimed at industry professionals across all levels of experience, from Friday 20 June to Friday 27 June. A new talent focus will encourage those early in their careers with a special weekend pass offer, which will enable them to attend panel discussions including PRODUCER FAT CATS? HOW TO SUCCEED – AND SURVIVE – AS AN INDEPENDENT PRODUCER IN THE UK, looking at the skills needed...

Danny Huston head Edinburgh's jury

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Today the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), in association with the UK Film Council, announced 2008’s Michael Powell Jury as well as a substantial increase in the Award’s financial reward for Best British Film. President of this year’s Michael Powell Jury is actor Danny Huston (THE CONSTANT GARDENER; 21 GRAMS), who will also attend the world premiere of THE KREUTZER SONATA at the Festival. Joining him on the Jury are international producer Sigurjon Sighvatsson (ZIDANE: A 21st ...

Trailblazers in association with Edinburgh Fest and Skillset

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In Cannes the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) in association with Skillset announced 2008’s set of Trailblazers. These up-and-coming individuals have been selected from the EIFF programme and from the graduation shorts submitted by students of the Skillset Screen Academies. The intention of the Trailblazers showcase is to unite the work of the Skillset Screen Academies with that of EIFF. The scheme will honour their joint commitment to the generation, encouragement and promotion ...

Under the radar new cult section at Edinburgh Festival

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Artistic Director Hannah McGill announced today that the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will host a new section at this year’s Festival, celebrating the true spirit of ‘cult’ film, entitled UNDER THE RADAR. UNDER THE RADAR will screen six feature films including two World, two International and two UK premieres, continuing the EIFF’s commitment to bringing new films and talent to both the festival circuit and audiences. Citing 2007’s EIFF guest John Waters as inspiration ...

NEWSLETTER N° 361: April 23, 2008

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Filmfestivals.com and CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada in partnership with Moving Pictures, Film & Festivals Magazine and Cineuropa.org are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year promises to be a stellar line up that includes MingleTalk at the Canadian Pavilion — an event that will be b...

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