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10th International 2012 Cloud Computing Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – July 2, 2012   The 10th International 2012 Cloud Computing Conference & Exposition commenced June 11-14, at Javits Convention Center, New York. Produced by SYS-CON Media, Cloud Computing annually showcase the latest technologies in IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), from migration to hosting to business applications to interoperations to enterprise architecture and security in the cloud. Thi...

Eighth Annual 2011 High Performance Computing Show & Conference

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By Maria Esteves – September 21, 2011   The Eighth Annual 2011 High Performance Computing (HPC) Show & Conference was held at the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, Monday, September 19, 2011. Presented by Flagg Management, Inc., High Performance Computing Financial Markets annually showcase the latest technological innovations for financial firms in Wall Street and the global market to accelerate trades (ultra fast processors, low latency, network systems, Cloud Computing, Virtualiza...

8th International 2011 Cloud Computing Conference & Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves The 8th International Cloud Computing co-located with the 11th International Virtualization Conference & Exposition commenced June 6-9, 2011 at the Javits Convention Center, New York. Produced by SYS-CON Media, Cloud Computing annually showcase Internet advancement in networked environments (hardware and software in the cloud), storage, web applications, interoperations and security to information Technology Enterprise. This year’s conference sponsored by Abiqu...

Industry Leaders Jump On Board With Cinequest

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Four dynamic business and media leaders, Lila Ibrahim, Ellen McGirt, Todd Hoddick and Anand Chandrasekaran have joined Cinequest's Board of Directors with the mandate to enhance Cinequest's global impact through creativity and innovation. Lila Ibrahim , partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has connected with Cinequest. Ibrahim became a partner at Kleiner Perkins in 2010 and works across the firm's digital and greentech portfolios. Before joining Kleiner Perkins, Ibrahim had a div...

SXSW reveals line up and gets ready for kick off

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SXSW FILM ANNOUNCES 2011 FEATURES LINEUP The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the features lineup for this year's Festival, March 11 - 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The 2011 lineup continues the SXSW tradition of tapping into the cultural zeitgeist, highlighting emerging talent and breakthrough performances and supporting first-time filmmakers.  "This is the most exciting moment for us. After a fantastic festival of discove...

IFFF panels announced

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PanelsWelcome to the IFFF. Providing professional panels and networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to meet with established leaders in the industry is central to IFFF's mission. The 2011 festival will re-present some of last year's more popular panels and add some new and exciting panels in specialized areas of film interest and distribution. Check back periodically for "Panels" schedule additions, changes and/or updates. Seating is limited and many of these ...

Cinequest Empowers Mavericks...and shows films to over 80,000 attendees

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  "PASSIONE" AND "SOUL SURFER" TO OPEN AND CLOSE CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL John Turturro, AnnaSophia Robb and Bethany Hamilton To Receive Cinequest Maverick Spirit Awards The Cinequest Film Festival announced today the two features that will bookend the upcoming Festival as the Opening and Closing Night films. John Turturro's acclaimed Italian music documentary Passione will raise the curtain at this year's festival as the official Opening Night Film while Sean ...

The Cannes Blitz Promotion Package Proposition

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Cannes Market and the Cannes Film Festival are coming up soon.                                 It's just a couple of weeks away starting May 13 - 23. If you would like to meet the filmfestivals.com and fest21.com team, we will be there too. Our Booth and Festival TV production office is located Palais Niveau 01 – ...

Fest21 moved to much faster servers

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In order to create a faster and more efficient communications tool, our 4 server hardware configuration has been hugely upgraded with new, much faster servers. While we did experience a technical down time for a brief period, it has been kept to a minimum, so that our clients can continue to post news and information for our expanding readership. To allow the site to keep up with the expanded readership and individual contributions, we have put into place redundant servers for safety an...

Cinequest Film Festival 19 Wraps To Records

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Cinequest Film Festival 19 delivered on its commitment to transform lives and serve more during a challenging economy. Record audiences, 81,000 strong, filled spectacular venues and connected with 605 artists and innovators from 44 countries. Record submissions and media coverage attracted premium Maverick cinema and technologies. 72 World and U.S. Premieres combined with Cinequest trademark Film & Innovation Forums to transform lives and careers. Additionally, 1,500 elementary to college studen...

Some media got it wrong about San Seb: here is the official story

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John Hopewell from Variety wrote the following title "San Sebastian faces budget crisis: Festival chief and staff threaten to resign" Read the full article on Variety.com (you probably would have to pay to access the article) "...The head of the San Sebastian Film Festival, the Spanish-speaking world’s biggest movie confab, is threatening to resign if his budget is slashed. If festival director Mikel Olaciregui ankles, he’ll be followed out the door by his entire...

Some media got it wrong about San Seb: here is the story

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Variety (John Hopewell) wrote that "San Sebastian faces budget crisis: Festival chief and staff threaten to resign"The festival's officials had a different story and made the following statement.In view of the erroneous, inaccurate information printed and broadcast by certain media in recent days, the San Sebastian Festival Management Team wishes to make the following clarifications: ONE – The economic results of the last two editions have experienced deficits of €511,878.31 in 2007 and €4...

Sony Pictures Imageworks & Animation @ SIGGRAPH 2008

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Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy Award® winning, state-of-the-art digital production studio, and Sony Pictures Animation, producer of feature length CGI motion pictures, will have a comprehensive presentation during SIGGRAPH 2008, the 35th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. In addition to the more than 15 presentations in the conference program and on the show floor, the companies will highlight current and upcoming projects, their recently expanded ...

Future Defining Presentations for HD EXPO

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On March 6th, 2008 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, HD EXPO presents a number of educational opportunities for attendees to help define the future. Intel's Françoise Bourdonnec joins Variety's David Cohen in a thought provoking one-on-one conversation entitled "Does Technology Define the Audience, or Does The Audience Define the Technology," which focuses on her research group's groundbreaking global studies that are illuminating how and what the audience is watchin...

Future Defining Presentations for HD Expo

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On March 6th, 2008 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, HD EXPO presents a number of educational opportunities for attendees to help define the future. Intel’s Françoise Bourdonnec joins Variety’s David Cohen in a thought provoking one-on-one conversation entitled "Does Technology Define the Audience, or Does The Audience Define the Technology," which focuses on her research group’s groundbreaking global studies that are illuminating how and what the audience is watching. A...

Cinequest Partners with Rivercoast Films in Distribution Deal

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Cinequest Distribution proudly announces its recent partnership with Rivercoast Films Distribution, a new video company founded by former First Look Home Entertainment veterans Michael Katchman and Tony Ventura.Both Cinequest Distribution and Rivercoast champion the release of independent films which deserve a global audience but might not be given that chance due to being films which do not fit a typical Hollywood formula. With less than one percent of U.S. and less than five percent of interna...

Duke City Shootout Announces 2007 Script Winners

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High-Definition Digital Filmmaking Competition Brings Artist’s Visions from Script-to-Screen in One Week from July 20-28, 2007The mystery is over. Now the challenge begins. Organizers of the Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival announce the 2007 script winners. The winning scripts will be produced and premiered in Albuquerque from July 20-28. “From Canada to California, from New Mexico to Florida, this is an exciting group of powerful new screenwriters,” said Jim “Grubb” G...

Cannes opens with a forum examining the future of cinema "Cinema: towards the audiences of tomorrow"

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On the opening day of its 60th anniversary, Wednesday May 16 from 2:30pm to 5:30pm, the Festival de Cannes is offering a moment of reflection on the opportunities and challenges of the next decade by holding a conference focused on the evolution of audience practices and on the ties between cinema creation, new promotional and broadcast platforms.  Film industry representatives, new media players, journalists and sociologists will share their experiences and views on how the fast evolving digit...

We lost Jack Valenti

Jack Valenti, the former head of the Motion Picture Assn. of America for almost four decades and the prime mover behind the movie ratings system, died Thursday. He was 85. Valenti had checked out of Johns Hopkins University Medical Center on Wednesday where he was hospitalized after suffering a stroke. We loved his strong tenure, relentless battle against piracy, strong advocate of american cinema from majors and independents...I had the priviledge of dining a few times with his family and celeb...

Cinequest Film Festival 17 closed

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Cinequest Film Festival 17 closed last Sunday night with the Vietnamese film Owl and the Sparrow in the capital of the Silicon Valley after 12 days of showcasing 160 films. Over 40 features and over 40 shorts were World, North American or United States premieres. Several hundred filmmakers and a collection of distributors came in from around the globe, and over 70,000 film fans were in attendance. This year’s festival broke attendance records and was about true discovery, empowerment through k...

Maverick Spirit Events

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Globally unique in its concept, the seventeenth edition of the Cinequest Film Festival presents an event that goes beyond the traditional concept of “film festival," providing the world of independent and foreign filmmakers, technology innovators, students and film lovers with a revolution of discovery, empowerment and distribution. Cinequest Film Festival is not only a platform to premiere films and celebrate talent, but Cinequest Distribution is a viable option to reach a worldwide audi...

First International Interactive Emmy Awards at MIPTV

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The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced tonight the winners for the first International Interactive Emmy Awards organized in partnership with Reed MIDEM, in Cannes, France. A Channel, Interactive Service and Program from the UK, South Korea and France won the first ever International Interactive Emmy Award in their category. The inaugural Pioneer Prize was presented to Jonathan Miller, Chairman & CEO of AOL for his innovative contributions to the field of interactive te...

DIY Convention: Do It Yourself In Film, Music and Books

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The sixth annual DIY Convention: Do It Yourself In Film, Music and Books has set the first panelists for its 2006 education sessions, to be held February 5-12, 2006 at the Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood.Keynotes by Derek Sivers of CDBaby; Chris Vrenna, soundtrack composer for “Doom 3’ and ‘Quake 4”; and songwriter Peter Himmelman are on tap during the two days of panels.The 2006 DIY Convention features live music performances from national and regional independent acts at var...

HDFEST Concludes 2005 Tour with LA awards Moving Malcom

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The HDFEST 2005 World Tour concluded this past weekend in Los Angeles after HD festival events this year in London, Helsinki, Hameenlinna, New York, and South Florida. This past weekend's festival took place at the ETC Digital Cinema Lab at the Hollywood Pacific Theatre and Dolby Laboratories Larry Umlang Presentation Theatre II in Burbank. HDFEST's Los Angeles Event was presented by Intel and included HD movie screenings, panels, seminars on HD filmmaking and digital technology, parties, and th...

HDFEST Concludes 2005 Tour with LA awads Moving Malcom

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The HDFEST 2005 World Tour concluded this past weekend in Los Angeles after HD festival events this year in London, Helsinki, Hameenlinna, New York, and South Florida. This past weekend's festival took place at the ETC Digital Cinema Lab at the Hollywood Pacific Theatre and Dolby Laboratories Larry Umlang Presentation Theatre II in Burbank. HDFEST's Los Angeles Event was presented by Intel and included HD movie screenings, panels, seminars on HD filmmaking and digital technology, parties, and th...

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