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Below is a list of films that have achieved success through exhibition at our festival.   A lot of our films have our festival's laurels on their box art in US video stores.   The Derby Stallion - Distributed by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment The Final Patient - Distributed by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment Return With Honor - Picked up by Excel Film Distribution Maximum Cage Fighting- Distributed by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment Fighter - ...

NEWSLETTER N° 369: jUNE 18, 2008

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DAILIES ON FEST21.COM SILVERDOCS dailies SYDNEY videos FESTROIA Dailies BOSTON: Video coverage Archive Blogging fromIFFS Europe, Palm Beach , The international Doc market at Thessaloniki, ECU, Miami - Cinequest -Fantasporto - ...

NEWSLETTER N° 368: jUNE 11, 2008

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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 ...

NEWSLETTER N° 367: jUNE 4, 2008

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

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° 364: May 14, 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 promises to be a stellar line up that includes MingleTalk at the Canad...

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...

The Calgary International Film Festival announced its film schedule

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The Calgary International Film Festival announced its 2008 film schedule and film series line-up at the official launch in Calgary yesterday. More than 220 films will be screened over the 10-day festival, happening from Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 28, 2008. This year’s venues include: the Plaza Theatre, the Uptown Stage & Screen, the Globe Cinema, Eau Claire Market Cineplex Odeon, and a new addition of Westhills Cineplex Odeon. The launch was held at the Marriott Hotel, the ...

9th New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - August 19, 2008 The Ninth Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2008 Awards Ceremony presented by HBO was held at El Morocco Theater & Nightclub, Sunday, July 27, 2008, 8:00 PM. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were NYILFF founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla and executive director Elizabeth Gardner. A special live performance by Comedy Troupe, ROOM 28 preceded the c...

8th New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - August 21, 2007 The 8th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2007Awards Ceremony presented by HBO was held at Arena, Sunday, July 29, 2007, 8:00pm. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla and executive director Elizabeth Gardner, NYILFF. Since 1998, NYILFF was founded by Calixto Chinchilla to assist emerging Latino filmmaker's contr...

Key Speakers from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Cannes

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List of panelist/Cannes MingleTalk Distribution and Blockbuster panel: May 20 and May 21stOur esteemed panelists included (for the MingleTalk Distribution) Colleen Nystedt: founder of movieset http://www.movieset.com/ MovieSetTM founder, Colleen Nystedt, has an extensive background in film production, finance, business affairs and creative development. Nystedt has produced or supervised production on numerous feature films and TV movies for Universal Pictures, Paramount, MGM, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA...

Interview with Maestro director Josell Ramos

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MAESTRO is a historical documentary film based on the underground dance music scene in New York City during the late 1960's through the 1980's. It was a precursor to the disco phenomenon which resulted into movie blockbusters such as "Saturday Night Fever" in 1977, and "54" in 1998. The documentary begins with the history of same sex dancing after the Stonewall riots in 1969. Same sex dancing gave a whole new meaning to freedom of expression through the art of dancing. A freedom that was unaffec...

An Interview with “MAESTRO” Filmmaker Josell Ramos

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By Maria Esteves - March 18, 2004 MAESTRO documentary film written/produced/directed by Josell Ramos premiered at the Quad Cinema, New York, March 12-25, 2004. The historical film depicts the real story behind the dance music culture that gave birth to the disco phenomenon in New York City during the late 1960's through 1980's. Director Ramos, 32, who lives and work in New York was born in Cuba. At 14, he got his first 35mm still camera and learned the fundamentals of photography. He's an MBA...

Behind the Scenes with a Festival Intern

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English major and Film studies minor at The College of William and Mary in Virginia, USADuring the Festival I worked mainly with representatives of the Canadian Film Center to coordinate the Future of Cinema Salon Series that Fest21 was hosting in conjunction with CFC and the Canadian Film Board. We put on two MingleTalk/networking events on the Future of Distribution and Finance, a Future of Blockbuster Panel and a demo screening of Late Fragment. I worked a lot on publicizing the events around...

Cannes Film Festival 208 video coverage

Video coverage of the FestivalOur teams were capturing some magical moments of history from the red carpet and brought back glimpses from behind the scenes at the official press conferences. Do not miss the exhaustive coverage from two of Cannes'  hottest panels focusing on some burning issues related to the Future of CinemaThe Blockbuster panel and VOD which rights for which territories.If you missed Cannes do not miss those.Panels   The Blockbuster Panel Future of CinemaVOD P...

Future of Cinema Salon @ Cannes The panel in the Palais "Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both!"

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Let us embark for a visionnary trip a few decades ahead of us.Fest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada 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 brokering conversations around the future of distribution amongst a varied group of maverick directors, rebellious producers and daredevil distributors. We will also b...

Panelists from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Cannes

  List of panelist/MingleTalk Distribution and Blockbuster panel: May 20, 3pm and May 21st 10-12 amEsteemed panelists includeColleen Nystedt: founder of movieset  http://www.movieset.com/MovieSetTM founder, Colleen Nystedt, has an extensive background in film production, finance, business affairs and creative development. Nystedt has produced or supervised production on numerous feature films and TV movies for Universal Pictures, Paramount, MGM, CBS, NBC, ABC, USA, Showtime and Lifetime Networ...

Late Fragment,an interactive film, to demo in Cannes

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CFC Media Lab to demo LATE FRAGMENT, an interactive film at the Get Your Hands on The Future of Cinema Workshop Toronto (May 16, 2008) – CFC (Canadian Film Centre) is pleased to announce their collaboration with Telefilm Canada and Fest21.com on the Future of Cinema Salon Series at Cannes. This think tank on the future of cinema will encompass panel discussions, workshops and screenings. These sessions will include: MingleTalk, at the Canadian Pavilion on May 20th, 3:00 to 5:00 pm — an event...

The Future of Cinema Salon 3rd edition in Cannes

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CFC (Canadian Film Centre) is pleased to announce their collaboration with Telefilm Canada and M21 Editions, publisher of Filmfestivals.com and Fest21.com, on the Future of Cinema Salon Series at Cannes. This think tank on the future of cinema will encompass panel discussions, workshops and screenings. These sessions will include: - MingleTalk, at the Canadian Pavilion on May 20th, 3:00 to 5:00 pm — an event that will be brokering conversations around the future of distribution amongst a var...

Future of Cinema Salon Series in Cannes the full program

                       FUTURE OF CINEMA SALON Series: FESTIVAL DE CANNES 2008Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both! Let us embark for a trip a few decades ahead of us.Our first stop is Cannes, with possible next stops on the festival circuit in Paris, Rome, Stockholm and moreFest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year promises to be a stell...

Future of Cinema Salon Series in Cannes program

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Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both! Let us embark for a trip a few decades ahead of us.Our first stop is Cannes, in just a few das with possible next stops on the festival circuit in Paris, Rome, Stockholm and more! Fest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada 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 ...

winners of Golden Trailer Awards

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Tonight, in front of a live audience at the spectacular 1920’s-era Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, the year’s top movie previews were celebrated at the 9th Annual Golden Trailer Awards™. In a show hosted by world-renowned Sinbad, with presenters culled from the ranks of today’s top and up-and-coming comedians, statuettes for 16 award categories were handed out. But the biggest prize of all still remains to be determined: between May 9 and May 14th, the public can log onto USA TODAY onl...

51st San Francisco International Film Festival Winners Announced at Golden Gate Awards Ceremony Wednesday, May 7, 2008

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courtesy of http://fest08sffs.org 51st SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALWINNERS ANNOUNCED AT GOLDEN GATE AWARDS CEREMONY WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2008 New Directors Award: Vasermil, Mushon Salmona (Israel, 2007)New Directors Special Jury Mention: Wonderful Town, Aditya Assarat (Thailand, 2007)FIPRESCI Prize: Ballast, Lance Hammer (USA, 2007)FIPRESCI Special Jury Mention: Glasses, Naoko Ogigami (Japan, 2007)Chris Holte...

San Francisco announces awards

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New Directors Award: Vasermil, Mushon Salmona (Israel, 2007)New Directors Special Jury Mention: Wonderful Town, Aditya Assarat (Thailand, 2007)FIPRESCI Prize: Ballast, Lance Hammer (USA, 2007)FIPRESCI Special Jury Mention: Glasses, Naoko Ogigami (Japan, 2007)Chris Holter Humor in Film Award: Time to Die, Dorota Kedzierzawska (Poland, 2007)Golden Gate AwardsDocumentary Feature: Up the Yangtze, Yung Chang (Canada, 2007)Bay Area Documentary Feature: Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Or...
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