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NEWSLETTER N° 354: March 4, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Nominations for cinema eye awards: vote online Portland International Film Festival's Audience Awards New NSI Drama Prize teams announced Walden Media the first to Receve the IFFF Film Excellence Award Indie Talents Honored At Film Independent Spirit Awards _________________________...

NEWSLETTER N° 353: February 27, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more 80th Oscars Are A Foreign Affair Oscar Statues delivery for the NY oscar night celebration Indie Talents Honored At Film Independent Spirit Awards MEET THE OSCARS at Times Square Studios ___________________________________________________________________________________ ...

NEWSLETTER N° 352: February 20, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Big Sky Documentary Festival Announces Award Winners LA Pan African Film & Art Fest winners independent juries prizes during the Berlinale winners of the 2008 CINE Special Jury Awards Teddy Queer Film Award Winners Adrienne Shelly Wins ASA's Discover Screenwriting Award ...

NEWSLETTER N° 330: September 12, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more ...

NEWSLETTER N° 326: August 1st, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more ...

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival winners

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The 11th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival announces the winners of the four categories of its jury competition: Best First or Second Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Documentary Short.The Festival also recognizes the winners of Audience Awards.Best First or Second Narrative Feature Film is NOEL, POETA DA VILA (NOEL, THE SAMBA POET) from the Brazilian director, Ricardo van Steen. LA AMERICANA (THE AMERICAN, Nicholas Bruckman, USA), won the B...

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival new venue

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The 11th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, scheduled from April 16 -24, will present films in its Panorama Program at the 501 Screening Room on Saturday, April 19th and Sunday, April 20th. The documentaries and short films that make up the Panorama Program tell a diverse array of stories that Cine Las Americas considers important to bring to Central Texas audiences. The films represent a variety of cultures as well as social and political issues that are underrepresented by mainstre...

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Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

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The 11th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will screen a total of -eighty-two films from eighteen countries. Genres this year will include drama, documentary, experimental, animation, film noir, thriller, comedy and fantasy (to see the complete list of films go to http://www.cinelasamericas.org/festival/films_by_section.html). "Thirteen films address immigration to and from the U.S. or Europe and/or issues related to the U.S. and Mexico border", explained Jacqueline Rush Rivera, Dire...

UK Director Mike Leigh To Be Honored In San Francisco

 Wednesday, March 19------Acclaimed UK director Mike Leigh will be honored with inaugural Founder's Directing Award at the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival (24 April-8 May). The Founder's Award will be presented to Leigh at the Film Society Awards Night, the annual benefit gala, on Thursday, 1 May at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.The Founder's Directing Award is presented each year to one of the masters of world cinema and is given in memory of Irving M. Levin, who founded the San ...

The French Touch At The Miami Film Festival

Friday, March 7---------Films from France have traditionally been among the strongest and most loved at the Miami International Film Festival. Not only does Miami have within its borders a large French expatriate community, but immigrants from French-speaking Africa and the Americas round out the French language contingent in this multi-cultural town. Even for those not fluent in “la langue,” French cinema has been the most popular non-English film product for more than 70 years in the Unit...

Directing Award at the San Francisco Fest for Mike Leigh

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The San Francisco Film Society announces that Mike Leigh will be presented with the inaugural Founder's Directing Award at the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24-May 8). The Founder's Award will be presented to Leigh at Film Society Awards Night, the annual benefit gala, on Thursday, May 1 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.The Founder's Directing Award is presented each year to one of the masters of world cinema and is given in memory of Irving M. Levin, who founded the San F...

San Francisco Film Society Elects New Board Members

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The San Francisco Film Society announces the appointment of Carla Emil, James H. Herbert II, Celeste Meier and Suzie Reider to its board of directors as it continues to expand its annual calendar of film programs, including the acclaimed SFFS Education Program, and prepares to present the 51st edition of the San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the Americas. The four new SFFS board members bring a wealth of experience from their professional and philant...

7th Annual Media Summit during MIFF: CARIBBEAN & THE AMERICAS

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Media Solution Workshops & Exhibits for Broadcast & Production ProfessionalsMarch 5, 6 & 7, 2008Chapman Center, Miami Dade College, FloridaJoin broadcast industry professionals from more than 20 countries for the 7th Annual Media Summit: Caribbean & the Americas. Explore digital technology shaping the future of television. Summit includes exhibits and conferences covering high definition along with digital broadcasting and post production solutions for broadcasters in every budge...

Bollywood’s infrastructure problems.

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For several years now India has been the second largest television market in the world and with more than 300 million viewers one of the world’s largest market for satellite television. Its box office receipts are growing at an annual rate of 20-25%. Her information technology sector is expanding thus enhancing existing new distribution platforms and developing new ones which in turn provide more space feature films. India’s film and television audience is young with about half of all view...

Film Sales Support (FSS) for their European films at Sundance

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For the fourth time in a row since 2005, European sales agents and production companies are making good use of Film Sales Support (FSS) for their European films at Sundance. FSS, European Film Promotion’s (EFP) initiative to help increase the visibility of European film in the Americas offers grants up to €5,000 per film to top up promotional campaigns. The support allows for extra sales activities, for example, hiring a publicist or a scout to target local press and buyers more effe...

A look back at the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival

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In 2007, the San Francisco International Film Festival became the first film festival in the Americas to turn 50. We recognized this historic milestone in style by screening 120 unique programs of the finest in international cinema, playing host to more than 80,000 film lovers and hundreds of filmmakers, journalists and film industry professionals, throwing sensational parties, launching new digital initiatives like International Online, celebrating Bay Area film culture, showcasing new technolo...

Cine Las Americas to Present Extravagant Melodramas of Mexico.

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Cine Las Americas Media Arts Center presents - Sin, Scandal and Song: Extravagant Melodramas of Mexico.Extravagant Melodramas of Mexico. The first film in the series is AVENTURERA (The Adventuress), which will screen on September 15th at the Mexican-American Cultural Center's (MACC) Grand Opening Celebration at 8PM. The three films in this series were some of the most popular Mexican films of their time and have seldom been screened theatrically since their initial release. The films are directe...

A Peek At The Main Festival Competition

 Tuesday, August 28--------Montreal has the distinction of being the only major film festival of the Fall season to have an awards competition. The Prix des Ameriques (Americas Prize) is quite the prestigious award and this year's World Competition Section lineup is the strongest in years. In the high stakes game of festival stragegy, itt is a given that if one premieres in Montreal, that Toronto (which begins a week from Thursday) is out. And while Toronto certainly commands a bigger profile, ...

Jon Voight To Be Honored This Evening

 Friday, August 24--------The Montreal World Film Festival will honor the American actor Jon Voight this evening with a Special Grand Prix of the Americas for lifetime achievement at the world premiere screening of his most recent film, SEPTEMBER DAWN. The film, directed by Christopher Cain, is a Romeo and Juliet love story told against the background of the real-life infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre, in which 120 men, women and children pioneers were massacred by Mormons in Utah on Sept...

Montreal World FF To Honor Jon Voight

 Tuesday, July 31--------The Montreal World Film Festival, which runs from August 23rd to September 3rd, will honor the American actor Jon Voight at its annual event. The legendary actor will receive a Special Grand Prix of the Americas for lifetime achievement and the Festival will world premiere his most recent film, SEPTEMBER DAWN, directed by Christopher Cain. The film is a Romeo and Juliet love story told against the background of the real-life infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre, in whic...

Cine Las Americas Opening and Closing Night Programs

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The 10th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival will begin on Thursday, April 19, at the historic Paramount theater, with a screening of the multi-award-winning Mexican film EL VIOLIN (The Violin, 2006) by Francisco Vargas Quevedo.Closing night will be held Thursday, April 26, at the Alamo Drafthouse South. Local filmmaker Marcy Garriott’s b-boy documentary INSIDE THE CIRCLE (2007) will be screened with Garriott and B-Boy City founder Romeo Navarro in attendance.Described by Guillermo ...

Montreal to run a tribute to John Voight

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The Montreal World Film Festival, which runs from August 23rd to September 3rd, will honor the American actor Jon Voight at its annual event. The legendary actor will receive a Special Grand Prix of the Americas for lifetime achievement and the Festival will world premiere his most recent film, SEPTEMBER DAWN, directed by Christopher Cain. The film is a Romeo and Juliet love story told against the background of the real-life infamous Mountain Meadows Massacre, in which 120 men, women and childre...

Dont miss the inaugural Cancun International Film Festival

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The President of the Cancun International Film Festival and Mayor of Cancun, Mexico, Francisco Alor Quezada announced the dates of the upcoming film festival at a press conference in New York City this afternoon. The film festival will run consecutively over 5 days from November 14th through November 18th, 2007. Dedicated to the discovery and development of Mexican, Latin American and International film, filmmakers and audiences, the Cancun International Film Festival will truly be a “Film F...

The San Francisco International Film Festival Turns Golden

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Opening on April 26 with Emanuele Crialese’s GOLDEN DOOR, the San Francisco International Film Festival continues to celebrate its 15-day golden anniversary in high style. The 50th edition of the longest-running film festival in the Americas boasts an ambitious program of films and special events in the City by the Bay until the curtains close on May 10 with Olivier Dahan’s biopic of Edith Piaf, LA VIE EN ROSE. “It’s quite an auspicious moment for us,” announced Graham Leggat, Executiv...

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