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NEWSLETTER N° 371: July 3, 2008

user 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° 368: jUNE 11, 2008

DAILIES ON FEST21.COM CANNES : THE FULL COVERAGE BOSTON: VIDEO COVERAGE Day by day from Boston International film Festival FESTROIA DAILIES ___________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more ...

Sheffield Doc/Fest Market overview

Sheffield Doc/Fest offers extensive marketplace opportunities for all delegates. Hundreds of executives, distributors, commissioners and buyers attend the festival and it is the perfect place to meet potential production investors and production partners. Sheffield Doc/Fest offers the following pitching & marketplace events To apply to the MeetMarket, go hereInternational - networking and finance opportunities for both international & UK delegatesMeetMarket*VideothequeNational – ...

About Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest brings the international documentary family together to celebrate the art and business of documentary making for five intense days in November. Doc/Fest is a film festival, industry session programme and market place, offering pitching opportunities, controversial discussion panels and in-depth filmmaker masterclasses, as well as a wealth of inspirational documentary films from across the globe. Doc/Fest is the only place in the world where you will meet sectors of the whole ...

Sheffield International Docu Film Fest announces line up

Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival (Doc/Fest) is delighted to announce the film line-up for 2008. The acclaimed festival, which runs from 5-9 November, will boast more than 100 films from the hottest directors from around the world.This year, the festival will embrace the excitement of the US presidential elections with a series of films on Regime Change: documentaries that explore the effects of a shift of power. Following on from the success of last year, Doc/Fest 08 will also ...

Cross Media Challenge at Sheffield

Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival (Doc/Fest) is to host The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) Cross Media Challenge at its festival in November. The Challenge will award one producer a £5,000 co-production development deal with the award-winning NFB. The Cross Media Challenge is a co-production competition for innovative, interactive, socially engaged content with applications for mobile and broadband. The 2008 challenge is based around an environmental theme.Producers are i...

Sheffield Doc/Fest Launches Audience Award

The Sheffield International Documentary Festival, the UK’s premier event for international documentary professionals, will present an Audience Award at this year’s festival. This inaugural award, which will celebrate the documentary with the most audience votes, will be chosen from the one hundred or so international films to be screened at Doc/Fest 2008.Heather Croall, Festival Director, comments: “There are loads of awards at film festivals around the world, and many of the jury-driven a...

Record attendance at Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival

Organisers of the Showcomotion Young People’s Film Festival are reporting record numbers for their tenth anniversary festival. 7728 people came to the festival in 2008, an increase of 36% from 2007. The festival ran this year from 26 June – 10 July at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield. Festival Director, Kathy Loizou said: ‘I’m delighted that we are celebrating our tenth anniversary festival with record attendances. In 2007 the festival expanded from 10 to 15 days so we could programme ...

Do Young People Watch Documentaries Anymore?

Doc/Fest offers young people unique access to the documentary industry.Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival is teaming up with 4Talent and The Grierson Trust to give young people an unparalleled insight into the world of documentary. Doc/Fest and 4Talent will be presenting an exclusive HotHouse offering twelve young people contact with industry professionals and access to documentary training. This pioneering HotHouse, hosted uniquely for the documentary voices of tomorrow, will be ...

Sheffield Doc/fest announces festival highlights

Sheffield Doc/Fest is delighted to announce a taster of this year’s film programme, which includes award-winning documentaries from around the world. The 15th festival will screen more than 100 films over the five days. Last year, Doc/Fest introduced several themed strands, which highlighted the current trends of documentary filmmaking. The success of the Green, Bent, Anti Doc, Sports and Music strands mean they will be heading for Doc/Fest audiences again this year, with the addition of Kink...

SheffieldDoc/Fest awarded £175,000 by UK Film Council

Sheffield Doc/Fest has today been awarded £175,000 by the UK Film Council (UKFC) to help consolidate its position as a festival of national significance. Already established as one of the best documentary festivals in the world, the funding from the UK Film Council will help Doc/Fest to widen its reach to a diverse public audience, particularly young people. The money, which will span over three years, will be used to make films available on the internet, present major masterclasses via the ...

Sheffield International Documentary Festival highlights

Sheffield International Documentary Festival, the UK’s premier event for international documentary professionals, has today started its search for films to showcase at this year’s festival.Sheffield Doc/Fest is considering documentaries of any style or subject from established or debut filmmakers, television or film school productions for this year’s official programme. Last year Doc/Fest showcased 100 of the finest examples of documentary film from across the globe, attracting over 1,200 ...

Showcomotion is ten years old this year

Festival Director Kathy Loizou said: ‘Showcomotion is ten years old this year and Pixar Animation Studios are helping us celebrate our anniversary in style. Mark Walsh, the Supervising Animator on the Disney•Pixar film Ratatouille, is a special guest at the festival. Mark will talk about the work of Pixar Animation Studios over the last ten years, including such classics as Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. The Showcomotion Special 10th Anniversary Talk is on Wed...

An Interview with IDFA director Ally Derks

As International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam puts finishing touches on its 20th edition, set to launch November 22-December 2, festival director Ally Derks takes a moment to muse on this year’s standout themes, the joys of playing with a three-million-euro budget and the merry mischief of hiding a fake film for audiences to smoke out. reached her in Amsterdam during the calm before the storm. FF: Is it a challenge to program a documentary festival that comes a week af...

RANG DE BASANTI Wins Top Award At Indian Film Honors

Tuesday, June 12------RANG DE BASANTI, a politically charged epic set in the 1920s, was the big winner at the International Indian Film Academy Awards, Bollywood's answer to the Oscars, held on Saturday night. The awards, voted on by fans, were handed out in front of an audience of 12,000 enthusiastic fans at Hallam Auditorium in the city of Sheffield, in the North of England. The cream of the Indian film industry gathered for an evening-long pagaent of Bollywood stars, musical performances ...

The Creators Series Launches In New York and LA

Wednesday, June 6------The Creators Series, a multidisciplinary salon-style conference dedicated to emerging creativity, launches in New York this coming weekend (June 8-10)  and then goes cross-country to present a series of programs and events in Los Angeles (June 14-17). The event is the first for recently founded curatorial enterprise Tomorrow Unlimited, a new venture between Tribeca Enterprises, the parent company of the Tribeca Film Festival and Tribeca Cinemas, and former principals o...

Meet the Filmmakers - Wednesday, February 28th

There is always an expectorant buzz surrounding San Jose's Cinequest Film Festival, and this 17th outing is no different. Following Halfdan's rabble rousing, and Mira Nair's stunning The Namesake, it was off to the Paragon for the opening salvoes of vodka laced networking.As a Brit, happily transplanted to California, I am especially interested in the European content on show here this year and, combining this with my love of short films, actively began my hunt for interesting filmma...

Explosion of Documentary-Only Film Festivals

Thursday, November 30----While it is true that most major international film festivals do showcase important documentary films, the explosion of documentary-only film festivals, as evidenced here at the International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA) in Amsterdam, is nothing less than an explosion. With brochures littering the industry areas, it is amazing and heartening to see such a massive public interest in the documentary form. So, instead of writing a long article, I am simply going to l...

Meet The Jurors

2004 VPRO Joris Ivens Award Winners for STAND VAN DE MAAN Saturday, November 25----Members of the juries for the major competitions at the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA) have begun their process of screening films in contention and evaluating their worthiness for a series of top awards. Jurors in four separate competition categories will be among the busiest people as the Festival enters its first big weekend of screenings and events. In the Joris Ivens Competition, ...

Sheffield Documentary Festival has a new director

Sheffield International Documentary Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Director. Heather Croall, formerly Director of the Australian International Documentary Conference, will start in post early April. Heather’s career in the Australian screen industry has included working as a company director, independent documentary producer, festival director and consultant. Heather has also worked for government film funding agency the South Australian Film Corporation, has ga...

Sheffield International Documentary Festival On Tour

The Sheffield International Documentary Festival is delighted to announce the launch of its UK Tour at the NATIONAL FILM THEATRE from the 2nd – 5th February 2006. Returning for the seventh year, it features the ‘best of the fest’ from the Festival which took place in October 2005. The four day event marks the beginning of a three month UK tour visiting numerous towns and cities including Belfast, Bradford, Bristol, Brixton, Chichester, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hammersmith, Hereford, Lee...

Sheffield International Documentary Festival wrapped

Once again the Sheffield International Documentary Festival has enjoyed a resounding success. Between the 10th and 16th October 2005, an international crowd descended on the Showroom Cinema to be involved in the UK’s premiere event for documentary film. There were nearly 9,000 admissions and delegate pass sales were up over 13% on 2004. The festival also welcomed over 45 filmmakers from around the globe who came to support their films.This year saw one new competition, the Sky One Development ...

Shefield Documentary line up of attending filmmakers

Sheffield International Documentary FestivalAnnounces Q&A Line-UpThe 12th Sheffield International Documentary Festival, the UK’s premiere event for documentary film, offers aspiring filmmakers and industry professionals the opportunity to network with some of the most influential figures working in the media today. As well as showcasing over 75 new films, the Festival features a comprehensive schedule of sessions, masterclasses & lectures hosted by a variety of renowned guest speakers.The Fest...

Peacekeepers One World Fest opener

"THE PEACEKEEPERS",WINNER OF THE VACLAV HAVEL SPECIAL AWARD,OPENED THE 7TH EDITION OF ONE WORLD The Opening Ceremony of the 7th Annual One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival took place on Wednesday, April 27th, 2005 in the large auditorium of Prague's Municipal Library. Within the framework of the opening evening, Paul Cowan´s documentary "The Peacekeepers" will be awarded with the Václav Havel Special Award. From the beginning of the One World festival, Václav Havel...

Southeastern film critics association leans "sideways"

SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION LEANS 'SIDEWAYS'The wine-fueled comedy-drama "Sideways" has harvested top honors from the Southeastern Film Critics Association. The road movie in which two old friends argue over wine and women was named Best Picture in the 13th annual SEFCA vote. "Sideways" also won for director Alexander Payne, supporting actor Thomas Haden Church, supporting actress Virginia Madsen and its screenplay, which was adapted by Payne and Jim Taylor from Rex Pickett's novel. P...


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