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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 ...

Focus On Turkey In Tallinn

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The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is presenting a Focus On Turkey as one of its special highlights. Turkish cinema is as old as cinema itself. Over the years, Turkish cinema has been incredibly well received and diseminated, particularly in the Middle East and Europe, mixed with periods of artistic decline. Since the 1990s, a younger generation of film auteurs have found a receptive critical and audience response around the world, introducing such artists as Dervi Zaim, Bari Pirhasan, Nuri ...

Focus On Turkey In Tallinn

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  Thursday, December 4------The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is presenting a Focus On Turkey as one of its special highlights. Turkish cinema is as old as cinema itself. Over the years, Turkish cinema has been incredibly well received and diseminated, particularly in the Middle East and Europe, mixed with periods of artistic decline. Since the 1990s, a younger generation of film auteurs have found a receptive critical and audience response around the world, introducing such a...

IDFA Awards Announced In Amsterdam

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Sunday, November 30--------IDFA came to a smashing and glamorous climax last evening at the IDFA Awards Ceremony. Winning the Joris Ivens Competition, the Festival's most prestigious prize, was Burma VJ--Reporting From A Closed Country by Danish director Anders Ostergaard. The film is a gripping chronicle of the 2007 uprising by Burmese monks, which creates a political and religious crisis in a country that is viewed as the most repressive regime on earth. Nearly all the footage in this fascin...

ÉCU 2009 Events and Success Stories of previous years

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ÉCU 2009 Events ÉCU 2009 will feature an exciting array of workshops hosted by dozens of industry experts. The workshops will cover a variety of topics relating to cinema including writing, directing, acting, editing and distribution. And they will be free and open to ALL festival attendees including members of the public. These events offer the unique opportunity to learn from the best in the business. The workshops were a huge success in 2008, and will be even bigger and better in 2009!Dire...

Comments from filmmakers on Houston WorldFest

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WorldFest-Houston Filmmaker Comments & Quotes! We would like to share the opinions of our award-winners and participants with you, to give you a better idea of the quality and significance of WorldFest. These are not our words, but the very personal thoughts and opinions of recent WorldFest alumni…   "FORGET SUNDANCE! WorldFest is one of the best conceived festival productions on the planet!" ( This is simply our favorite quote... it says it all!...

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...

BART GOT A ROOM Wins IFG Inspiration Award At Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

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  Tuesday, November 11-----American debut filmmaker Brian Hecker has been awarded the first International Film Guide Inspiration Award given at an American film festival, at this past weekend’s Awards Gala at the (www.fliff.com). Hecker won for his feature debut, the comedy Bart Got A Room, which closed the Festival. The film, a winning family comedy shot in south Florida, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2008 and has been picked up for distribution by Plum Pictures (...

Pushing Boundaries: Canadian Vintage Independent Films

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The Calgary Cinematheque is pleased to present “Pushing Boundaries: Canadian Independent Films of the ‘60s and ‘70s”, a series devoted to four rare and important works of Canadian cinema, including: High (Larry Kent, 1967), Montreal Main (Frank Vitale, 1972), A Married Couple (Allan King, 1969), and The Rubber Gun (Allan Moyle, 1977). These films represent a forgotten moment in Canadian cinema, featuring gritty, urban themes and direct cinema techniques.The EventPushing Boundaries takes ...

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 ...

image+nation, Canadas oldest and largest LGBT film festival turns 21

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image+nation, Canadas oldest and largest LGBT film festival, will celebrate 21 years of cultural [r_evolution] and vibrant queer cinema when its 21st edition unspools in Montreal from November 20 to 30. What a core group of relentlessly devoted LGBT community organizers, artists and academics established a generation ago has grown from a modest if valiant annual happening into an internationally renowned film festival with a strong loyal following and an always impressive lineup. Cinephiles of a...

FLIFF Is First American Festival To Give Out New Filmmaker Award

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  Friday, October 31---------The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival has been chosen to be the first film festival in the US to give out a special new award to an emerging filmmaker. The International Film Guide Inspiration Award, presented by Wallflower Press (www.wallflowerpress.co.uk), the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, and the Criterion Collection (www.criterion.com), the leading distributor of classic world cinema, is a unique prize of film books, r...

FLIFF Is First American Festival To Give Out New Filmmaker Award

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The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival has been chosen to be the first film festival in the US to give out a special new award to an emerging filmmaker. The International Film Guide Inspiration Award, presented by Wallflower Press (www.wallflowerpress.co.uk), the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, and the Criterion Collection (www.criterion.com), the leading distributor of classic world cinema, is a unique prize of film books, reference guides and film DVDs designed to p...

11th RIDM - Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal

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11th RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal)November 13 to 23 2008 The 11th edition of the RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montreal) will take place from November 13 to 23. A program of more than 100 films from thirty countries, a long list of special events and the 4th edition of Doc Circuit Montreal - the documentary marketplace, will take over the city. The RIDM is pleased to welcome Madame Louise Beaudoin as spokesperson for the 11th edition of the f...

FESTIVAL ON WHEELS 2008 goes international

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                                Festival on Wheels has changed its route! The 14th Festival on Wheels, which is organised by the Ankara Cinema Association with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Municipality of Kars, will start its journey on 7 November in Ka...

Festival on Wheels 2008

Festival on Wheels has changed its route! The 14th Festival on Wheels, which is organised by the Ankara CinemaAssociation with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism andthe Municipality of Kars, will start its journey on 7 November in Kars and then stop in Artvin from 14-16 November. For the first time in 13 years, the festival won’t stop in Ankara, but invites all ci

La Battue honored at Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

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Quebec-based short filmmaker Guy Édoin has been awarded the International Film Guide Inspiration Award at this past weekend's Awards Gala at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema (www.nouveaucinema.ca). Édoin won for La Battue (The Beat), a 19-minute short drama which screened in the Fictions Quebec section of the Best Short Film Focus program of the Festival. The Festival, which celebrated its 37th edition this year from October 8 to 19 in the historic city of Montreal, is one of the world's most pr...

Guy Édoin won for La Battue at Montreal Nouveau Cinema

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Quebec-based short filmmaker Guy Édoin has been awarded the International Film Guide Inspiration Award at this past weekend’s Awards Gala at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema (www.nouveaucinema.ca). Édoin won for La Battue (The Beat), a 19-minute short drama which screened in the Fictions Quebec section of the Best Short Film Focus program of the Festival. The Festival, which celebrated its 37th edition this year from October 8 to 19 in the historic city of Montreal, is one of the world’s mos...

The Red Spot wins its firts fest prize

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Münchner Filmwerkstatt is a group of young filmmakers who have known each other since film school or since working together on "ultra-low-budget" projects. Several years ago they decided to pool their talents to support each other's projects and create synergies. As a non-profit association, Munich Filmwerkstatt clearly focuses on signature and artistic value. After a number of short films, Münchner Filmwerkstatt startet producing two feature length debuts in 2007. The first one, THE RED SPOT,...

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 _______________________________________________________...

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts tribute to Ben Weider

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The president of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Brian M. Levitt, the director, Nathalie Bondil, and all the Museum staff wish to offer their condolences to the Weider family on the sudden demise of Mr. Ben Weider last Friday. "We were very sad to learn of Mr. Weider's death, at the very time that we were working with him on opening the galleries devoted to Napoleon, which we owe to the major gift of his Napoleonic collection. He was so happy about the opening, and had arranged it down to the ...

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...
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