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Montreal’s RIDM docu highlights

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Montreal’s international documentary film festival, the RIDM (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal) is pleased to announce that TV, stage and screen actor Antoine Bertrand will be the spokesperson for its 12th annual event, which runs November 11-21. The multi-talented Antoine Bertrand came to widespread attention as Junior in the television series Les Bougon, which also brought him a Gémeaux nomination. He has quickly become one of the most popular young actors in Quebec, ...

Countryside 35x45

Director: Evgeny Solomin.
Throughout the country old Soviet passports are being exchanged for the new Russian ones. A provincial photographer is traveling from one Siberian village to another taking 35x45 mm passport photos of the villagers. Thanks to a large number of clients and profound observation of countryside life the films turns into poetic story about world-view of people living in remote areas at the cross-roads of two cultures, of Soviet and modern Russian ones.

ENTRE NOS Wins North American Independents Competition

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor    ENTRE NOS, a hard-hitting and emotionally involving drama about the struggles of an illegal immigrant to make a life for herself and her children on the mean streets of New York City, was chosen as the Best Film in the North American Independents Competition of the 25th edition of FESTROIA: The Troia International Film Festival. The Festival, the oldest and largest in Portugal, ran from September 4 to 1...

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MANDAT DE MUFF
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MUFF est une célébration du cinéma indépendant, beau et vrai. MUFF aime les artistes qui osent emmerder la norme et qui dégueulent sur Hollywood. MUFF existe pour vous éblouir, pour vous casser les oreilles et pour vous faire venir! Ouvrez grands les yeux, on arrive.

DATE LIMITE
Le 31 janvier 2012
Date limite d’inscription tardive : le 29 février 2012, frais de $15

Note: Un film expérimental est un film qui n’est ni structuré comme une fiction narrative ni comme un documentaire. Les théoriciens du cinéma considèrent le cinéma expérimental ou d’avant-garde comme l’un des modes d’expression principaux en cinéma, au même titre que les films narratifs, les documentaires et, les avis divergent sur ce point, les films d’animation.

Comme le laisse entendre le terme, le cinéma expérimental vise souvent, mais pas obligatoirement, à tester la réaction des spectateurs envers certaines performances ou présentations que l’on ne retrouve pas dans le cinéma grand public. Ces films sont habituellement avant-gardistes et peuvent choquer ou surprendre le spectateur, intentionnellement ou non. Le cinéma d’avant-garde est souvent plus étroitement lié aux autres arts visuels et à leurs avant-gardes que les autres approches cinématographiques.



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DEADLINE
January 31st, 2012
$15 late fee after February 29th.
Payable to: Montreal Underground Film Festival

MUFF celebrates and promotes low-budget filmmakers and those who challenge the boundaries of mainstream Hollywood and the conventional film aesthetic attitude. We encourage you to confront your artistic freedom, through the experimentation of filmmaking and art production, making the world a more exciting, challenging place to live.

 

"An experimental film is a film organized neither as narrative fiction nor as non-fiction. As such, film scholars consider the experimental or avant-garde film to be one of the major modes of filmmaking, along with the narrative film, the documentary film and arguably animation ."

As the term suggests, the experimental film is often but not necessarily made to test an audience's reaction to certain performances or types of presentation not normally found in mainstream cinema. Such films are usually avant-garde and may shock or surprise their viewers, intentionally or otherwise. Of all of cinema, experimental film tends to have the closest relationship to the other visual arts and their avant-gardes.

We want to expose your 'MUFF' of visual EX-PARA-MENTAL film, video, sound, and even a little performance art to a numbed, oblivious and quite brainwashed culture of hungry fleshy pods (humans that is). So hit us with your best shot and come forth with the goods. EXPOSE YOURSELF!!!

"As long as the music's loud enough, we won't hear the world falling apart." Borgia Ginz, - Jubilee

Musiclip is going to participate to SoundTrack_Cologne

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Musiclip, the International Music, Audiovisual Arts and Music Videos of Barcelona keeps widening its frontiers abroad. A prove of it, is that from the 19th - 22nd November Musiclip is going to participate in the german festival SoundTrack_Cologne of Köln (www.soundtrackcologne.de), a space of convergence between music and sound in cinema and media.SoundTrack_Cologne bets on music videos in its sixth edition and for the first time it includes an international music video contest and screenings o...

Video Party

Video Party showcases original independent short films and videos in a party setting. Our goal is to provide an exciting and engaging environment for audience members to view films, interact with media makers and get a little wild. Every event is curated based on a given theme. Only the finest, most innovative content makes it to the big screen. Details online at www.videoparty.info

NEWSLETTER N° 430: September 2, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 430: September 2, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. You can find us at twitter.com/fest21 and find Bruno Chatelin on facebook Add yor fest21.com RSS to your blogs! How to use FestivalExpress our new online submis...

Interview: Henry Bernadet

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  Henry Bernadet (WEST OF PLUTO)  by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor Quebec City-based filmmakers Henry Bernadet and Myriam Verreault have known each other since high school, so after making a series of short films, they decided that their first feature project together would be a film that took a realistic look at the lives of teenagers who attended the very same high school in the suburbs that they graduated from ten years ago. WEST OF PLUTO is a semi-...

North American Independents Competition at FESTROIA

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  LYMELIFE (Derek Martini, USA) by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies Editor Eight celebrated American and Canadian feature films by emerging filmmakers that were first showcased at such prestigious film events as Sundance, Tribeca, Rotterdam and Toronto, will compete in the North American Independents Competition of the 25th edition of FESTROIA: The Troia International Film Festival. The Festival, the oldest and largest in Portugal, runs from September 4 to 13 in the coas...

Jason Reitman to receive Aspen Film's New Directions Award

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Aspen Film will honor Academy Award® nominated director Jason Reitman (JUNO, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING) with its first ever New Directions Award at this year's 31st annual Aspen Filmfest September 30th through October 4th. In recognition of his tremendous creative achievement as a writer and director, Aspen Film will screen his new feature, UP IN AIR starring George Clooney and present the New Directions Award followed by an on-stage conversation with Mr. Reitman. This special evening will take pla...

Toronto Pictures still alive: "punctured hope" accepetd by Montreal 3 years after it's rejection from Cannes Festival

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Herewith a press release from Toronto Pictures: "Bruno Pischiutta Film, PUNCTURED HOPE, Selected at Montreal World Film Festival Toronto Pictures (OTC: TTOPF) and Adhara Properties are proud to announce that the feature film PUNCTURED HOPE: A STORY ABOUT TROKOSI AND YOUNG GIRLS' SLAVERY IN TODAY'S WEST AFRICA, directed by internationally acclaimed Film Author, Bruno Pischiutta, has been selected for 'Focus on World Cinema' at the Montreal World Film Festival (August 27 - September 7, 20...

Salam Iran, A Persian Letter

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Salam Iran, A Persian Letter  Director: Jean-Daniel Lafond ~ 72 minutes ~ Canada “I first traveled to Iran with Amir, without ever leaving Montreal. Until the day when a new wind of hope sprang up across Tehran. After 18 years in exile, Amir had decided to return home. And I, to make a film. What seemed at first like a simple story quickly turned complex. In a country where the dead and martyred are more alive than the living, where the past is more present than the present, and w...

Dolor

Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson.
The film deals with unexpected and unexplainable loss. Due to an accident, the life of a happy family turns into a larger-than-life tragedy. The film is based on a tale retold by Wilhelm Grimm.

New Swedish Cinema At Era New Horizons International Film Festival

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor The ERA New Horizons International Film Festival is shining the spotlight on contemporary Swedish cinema in the program Kino Szwecji: Cinema of Sweden, which is introducing Polish audiences to a new generation of film talents.  “Darling” is a survey of the empty consumerist lives of a group of young women in contemporary Stockholm, that won the Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg Film Festival for its writer/director/cinem...

New Swedish Cinema At Era New Horizons International Film Festival

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The ERA New Horizons International Film Festival is shining the spotlight on contemporary Swedish cinema in the program Kino Szwecji: Cinema of Sweden, which is introducing Polish audiences to a new generation of film talents. “Darling” is a survey of the empty consumerist lives of a group of young women in contemporary Stockholm, that won the Nordic Film Prize at the Goteborg Film Festival for its writer/director/cinematographer Johan King. In “Fishy”, director Maria Blom, one such St...

Just back from FanTasia

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We're all freshly back from Montreal's incredible FanTasia film festival, and we've seen plenty of cool films! (Some of which we've already programmed in our fest this March!) Anyway, sick movie geeks that we are, we're looking forward to seeing YOUR films in our screening room here at home. Submit today and save! You can submit through Without A Box or through our own website here:   http://bostonunderground.org/submissions   REGULAR DEADLINE (25 SEPTEMBER 2...

Premiere of Pinapple Express at Just For Laughs Film Festival, Montreal July 2008

Chris Robinson, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Bill Hader, Judd Apatow and Danny McBride on the Red Carpet at Montreal's Just For Laughs Film Festival, July 2008. (Photo Mireille Couture)

BORIS RYZHY wins Best Documentary Prize at Edinburgh

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The Dutch documentary BORIS RYZHY by Aliona van der Horst has been awarded the prize for Best Documentary 2009 at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Additionally, Katie Jarvis picked up the PPG Award for Best Performance in a British Feature Film for her extraordinary debut in the Dutch co-production FISH TANK by Andrea Arnold (NL producer Kasander Film). Following BORIS RYZHY’s premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) in November 2008, where the film wa...

Newsletter N° 416: May 20th, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 416: May 20th, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Meet us in our office in Cannes Palais 05.10 Looking forward to meeting all our festivals organizers friends attending Cannes this thursday May21st at 5.30 for a french wines and rare california winestastin...

NEWSLETTER N° 415: May 14th, 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. Meet our staff and executives attending Cannes Palais 05.10 Message to our festivals organizers friends attending Cannes : you are welcome to get an express demo demo of...

The 24th Israel Film Festival lineup

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CELEBRATING THE BEST OF ISRAELI CINEMA June 3 – 18, 2009 The 24th Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, announced today its most dynamic program since its founding. Encompassing over 30 movies, including award winning features, documentaries and student films, the Festival runs from June 3rd – June 18th, 2009 in Los Angeles. The gala Opening Night festivities will include the West Coast premiere of Lost Islands, the highest grossing and most hon...

NEWSLETTER N° 414: May 6th, 2009

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Enjoy the new version of The Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com, MERGED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, simplified update process for festivals and opening of a major Film database for international filmmakers. FESTIVALEXPRESS, THE ONE CLICK FILM SUBMISSION SOLUTION AND BACK OFFICE. Filmmakers: register your film and select the Festivals marked as Yes for &qu...

NEWSLETTER N° 413: April 29, 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 The Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has now MERGED and MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, simplified update proce...

PLASTIC PAPER: WINNIPEG'S ANIMATION FESTIVAL

PLASTIC PAPER: WINNIPEG'S FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED, ILLUSTRATED + PUPPET FILM is an international festival that takes place May 4-7, 2011 at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg, Canada. The festival is one component of the year-round organizational activities of the Big Smash! Film Collective. PLASTIC PAPER’s programming is a mix of premieres, retrospective screenings, short films and features with special guests, workshops, multi-media presentations, installations and exhibits, artist talks, and gatherings where the artists and the audience can interact more informally.

PLASTIC PAPER is currently accepting submissions for short and feature-length animated films made after Jan. 1, 2010.  THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE. DEADLINE: Feb 1, 2011. Download the entry form at www.plastic-paper.org 

 

About PLASTIC PAPER:

PLASTIC PAPER started in 2008 as a mini-program curated by Kier-La Janisse and Dave Barber, and hosted by the Winnipeg Cinematheque before branching out into an independent event. PLASTIC PAPER 2008 featured the Manitoba premieres of Bill Plympton's IDIOTS AND ANGELS, Nina Paley's multi-award winning SITA SINGS THE BLUES, John Bergin's apocalyptic FROM INSIDE and much more. Special guests have included BILL PLYMPTON, HEATHER HENSON and curator NAOMI HOCURA.

PLASTIC PAPER is unique in Winnipeg as an event that serves to explore the animated output of different regions and cultural communities around the world. With an emphasis on self-made work and a careful balance of accessible and experimental animation styles, PLASTIC PAPER’s presentation and outreach offerings serve to educate, enlighten and inspire Winnipeg’s burgeoning roster of independent animators, who will benefit greatly from the international programming as well as personal interaction with visiting international filmmakers.

Many of the featured works come in a variety of animation styles with sometimes challenging subject matter; although some films are kid-friendly, PLASTIC PAPER is mainly geared towards adult animation fans as well as animators themselves. The programming is widely eclectic, but shows a preference for independently-financed films, films with an adult sensibility, and films using traditional methods of animation, such as 2-D illustration, cut-outs and stop-motion. The festival also showcases films about animators or illustrators, as well as puppetry films. The connecting thread in the programming is that all selections celebrate the labour-intensity, the obsessiveness, and the unique personalities of these very hands-on crafts.

 

 

NEWSLETTER N° 412: April 22, 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 The Festival Directory from Filmfestivals.com has now MERGED and MOVED to Fest21.com whith easier search options, si...
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