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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Inc launches Film Festivals App for iPhone offers a mobile database of Film Festivals worldwide on the iPhone

Beverly Hills, CA (June 23, 2011) – Inc just announced the launch of their first iPhone app called “Film Festivals”. This application is a simple, easy to use and up to date database of the most influential Festivals worldwide with over 1000 listings in more than 80 countries, including Cannes, Los Angeles Film Festival, Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin Film Festival just to name a few. Our staff keeps in close contact with the Festivals in order to have accurate and up to date information including submission deadlines.

“Whether you’re a producer, actor, screenwriter or moviegoer, now you can make sure you have all the information you need in the palm of your hand. A one stop shop for all the top film festivals worldwide just a click away”, says Noemi Torres, application creator. “We hope users will enjoy this innovative way of searching and contacting festivals within this application. I’m confident it will make it easier to manage film festival schedules and buy tickets through the film festival link.”

The Film Festivals app is the first tool of its kind on the market. This app allows its users to quickly search, read about and contact film festivals within the app, with the capability to sync the festival dates to their iCal calendar and create a list of favorites within the app. For the moviegoer, it will make it fast and easy to compare the schedules for different film festivals and buy tickets through their site.

This application is now for sale through iTunes for $1.99 USD. Please visit iTunes or click here:


Established in 2002, Inc has been a leader in the wholesale co-location and bandwidth marketplace. Branching into iPhone application development as of 2009, Inc is steadily working on several projects including My Actor App, IAnesthesia, DogAt, among others. For more information about the Film Festivals Application for iPhone, please visit our website:

For all press inquiries please contact:
Noemi Torres
310-286-1107 - Phone
310-286-1133 - Fax

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Animation Festival Entry Form Download

I've just attempted to download the entry form & my anti-virus software is warning not to download because of viruses. Is anyone else having problems? Thanks.

Call for Entries: sehsüchte 2011

On May 2-8, 2011, the 40th International Student Film Festival sehsüchte in
Potsdam-Babelsberg will present films from students and amateur filmmakers from all over the world. Notable jury members will award prizes to the best works totaling up to 50,000 euros in value.

Both short and long films can be submitted under the categories Feature,
Documentary, Animation, Music Videos and Children’s Film.

In addition, films from any category can be submitted in response to the featured
country of Turkey.

All students and amateur filmmakers are eligible.

The Prize for the Best Producer honors the best production value in a feature film
production. All students at German film schools who functioned as the producer in a feature film are eligible.

Young authors are called to apply for the Screenplay Prize. Unfilmed screenplays of films up to 45 minutes in length may be submitted.

The pitch! contest offers the chance to submit concepts (in exposé form) for the
categories of feature, documentary, series and gameshow. The pitch! participants
present these to an audience of industry experts.

Please pay close attention to the festival rules and the technical requirements with regard to accepted screening formats and digital data media.


The online registration form and other information can be found at:

Submission Deadline: 31. Januar 2011

Esther Rothstegge & Sarah Penger
Festival Administration

40. International Student Film Festival of the HFF „Konrad Wolf“
Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen "Konrad Wolf"
Marlene-Dietrich-Allee 11
14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg

Tel +49-331-62 02 780

Action initiative for Jafar Panahi

The Oslo Films From The South Festival urges The Berlinale to take the lead in a worldwide film festivalcampaign to support the release of Iranian Director Jafar Panahi.

”The Iranian regime "chops off his hands and stitches" Jafar Panahi’s mouth,” says Artistic Director Lasse Skagen of the Oslo Films From The South Festival (Oct6-16,2011). ”We urge the global society to express its abomination of the severe sentence of the acclaimed film director and challenge all film festivals in the world to show their protest in 2011 - by screening Panahi’s Silver Bear winner 2006 OFFSIDE and donating the revenue to the establishment of a fund that will support the director’s appeal and final release. We encourage The Berlinale to take the lead in the action for the campaign and coordinate the fund.

Jafar Panahis verdict: 6 years imprisonment for the director with his heart condition. A ban to make movies, write scripts, travel abroad and to talk with national and foreign media for the next 20 years.

Jafar Panahi opened the Oslo Films from the South Festival in 2006 with the Silver Bear winner OFFSIDE, for which he was present together with Abbas Kiarostami and Shirin Ebadi. In OFFSIDE he challenged the regime with a simple story about a young woman with a dream of attending the World Cup qualifying football match between Iran’s national soccer team and Bahrain. The Iranian Board of Imams rejected the film as being subversive and started investigations on the director. On March 1st, 2010, he was arrested and imprisoned at the Evian prison in Teheran. Allegedly because he was making a new film in his house. After an international outcry, even by the usually politically silent director, Abbas Kiarostami, and the fact he has a serious heart condition, he was released on bail 3 months later. But now that the sentence has been pronounced, it is far graver than expected.

The Oslo Films from the South will screen Jafar’s film OFFSIDE as a Special Screening Event during the October 6 to 16, 2011 event, and will donate the revenue to the cause of working for his appeal and release. We encourage all festivals in the world to make the same screening event for their festivals, creating a worldwide filmfestival movement. And we encourage The Berlinale to take responsibility and establish a fund that will work for this cause in 2011, and channel the support for festivals worldwide in the efforts for his appeal and release.
Oslo, january 6 2011

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Hello Ladies and Gentleman,
I wish you a merry christmas ans a happy new year with my own chanson:
"Christmas tiume , christmas time in the town in the city
here in MONACO are so pretty!
Christmas time, christmas time around the place
meet your friends, famaly and other from face to face! ..."

I like make a film "A LOVE for MONACO" with my own written chansons about Life and LOVE in MONACO for a new face for MONACO - Monaco is a perl which like develop a new character - more naturell!

many regards
reni von bifamo
innoivativ consult/representant

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I have been blogging since last 2 years and as a blogger about social media, I feel that you are very right that comments will be a growing area to watch this year. Like you say, comments keep the conversation going. They also provide additional insight to the readers and the bloggers. Comments offer a different perspective and put a "face" to the readership.Orange County Web Design

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Rainbow association
Within the framework of our activities for persons of the 3rd age we look for on the theme of the cinema, the French film-maker who took the American nationality, died in 1970
We would be grateful to you if you could make us your contribution and thank you beforehand
Yves Taragnat
63460 Beauregard-Vendon

angel film festival/award , MONACO

Mafia in the filmindustrie is often a question?
I'm connected with the films since over 10 years and I visit every years the angel films and other!
I wrote and write manuscripts for films, aplay as actor and I designed the clothes!

Now I ask for a place in the Jury by the angel film festival over 6 mounth ago, no answer and I like to visit today ( is open for all people to visit the films - every year ) the organisator Mrs. Rosana Golden said: i had no time to answer - I'm so busy - and than after my body - she said uncorrect things!

I don't like these and I know a lot of other people too!

Than you like sent me a feedback!

many regards
reni von bifamo
innovativ consultant/representant

PS: I like to created an account and than it's written my e-mail adress and password is registered but I never registered me before here!
PLease can you controll these!

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Hi, I am wondering how to get my film festival mentioned on's newsletter?  If I've added my festival to the site, will it automatically be considered for the newsletter or do I need to do something else to get it on the newsletter?

You can email me at 


I need help/instructions

Hi, I need help changing our Festival Press Contact Name and Email for that name.  Please advise. Thx! 

Pula Film Festival

Dear Sirs,
I am a program coordinator at Pula Film Festival in Croatia. I saw that information about our festival are very old and non correct. Since we would like to refresh our information I would be grateful if You can explain me how to update our information.

Many thanks

email us please

The editor

change the festival info.

Dear Sir/Madam,
Hello from TaipeiFF. im the Program Coordinator of TaipeiFF this year. We jsut found out the information about our fesitval on you site is old....need to update! whom i should contac with? thank you!

Festival Invite

Dear Friend, You are invited to the Film Festival : Humanity Explored - The film festival where we gather and explore Our voice - as citizens of different locales of this earth, sharing the same cosmic resources that sustains life in us, dreaming the same future, experiencing same fundamental emotions, living similar life stories, yet intensely feeling separation among us. Can we feel 'interconnectedness' or 'oneness' by sharing what fundamental emotions, needs and dreams unites us, and question/contemplate the divisive perception of 'otherness'? Lets celebrate our collective spiritual evolution by contemplating the contemporary cultures & societies, through cinema. visit now watch, vote and spread the buzz in your community, on your social networks, in your blogs. Engage & Explore. Visit the festival now.


Dear sirs
I was just curious why you won't post my trailer that I have sent to you on several occasions. If you would be so kind as to putting it up on my page, That would be awesome. We are going to give a percentage of the sales on this film once it comes out to the Children's Miracle Network

Peter S. Vinal / Director
General Manager
Thanks so much

Please delete duplicate account

I accidentally created a duplicate account for our festival (I am a new volunteer and did not realize that we already had an account).

Please delete the 'davinci' account. Instead we will use our new (davincifilmfest) account. Thank you.

Account deletion

Done. Actually we are going to change the option in order to let users delete / modify their account and account names.



9th Camera Zizanio

Camera Zizanio ‘09
(December 5 – 12, 2009)


Traditionally, after the end of the school year, the European Meeting of Young People’s Audiovisual Creation, known as Camera Zizanio, starts to accept the entries for participation for the great winter feast of young people’s audiovisual expression.

This year, for the 9th time, Camera Zizanio will take place from December 5 – 12, along with the 12th Olympia International Film Festival of Children and Young People, at the hospitable city of Pyrgos, Ilia Prefecture.

Films that are created trough workshops, school teams or individually can take the way to this unique Festival, where young audiovisual creations from Greece, Europe and from the rest of the world will meet…

Of course there are and the summer months for those who need vacations relaxation in order to get inspired.
Please note the deadline for entries: October 20, 2009.

We would like tp remind you that Camera Zizanio isn’t looking for masterpieces or perfect works, as its primary emphasis is given to the effort of young people’s audiovisual expression, their attempt to communicate in a more artistic way and the use of new technology.

There’s no restriction about the subject of the film… but films with fascist, racist, or pornographic matter will be excluded. There’s also no restriction about the means that have been used for the making of the film.

The films that will be selected for the competition sections should meet the following conditions:

- The films, individual or team work, must be created by children and young people up to 20 years old.
- The films should be created by children with a little help from the professionals and not the other way around.
- The duration should be up to 10 minutes.

We would like to remind you that Camera Zizanio is divided into three sections:
- The Greek Section ( all Greek films will participate… without exclusions)
- The European Section
- The International Panorama

At the first two sections (the competitive ones), the films are divided into three categories according to the age of the participants:
- Category A (up to 12 years old)
- Category B (from 13 to 16 years old)
- Category C (from 17 to 20 years old)

For further information you can reach us at our offices in Athens at: +302108664470 or send us e-mail at . You can also visit our website: and our blog

There you can download the regulations and the entry form, which you should send along with the DVD of the film at:

Olympia Film Festival
(for Camera Zizanio)
18 Rodou st, 11252 Athens, Greece

can you please remove my phone number from this listing as I am not with the film festival and still get calls from your listing


Bill Horton

It's done. Laurent.

It's done.


Anna Karina & Hejer Charf in San Francisco

The film VICTORIA directed & starring the Godard actress Anna Karina and produced by the Canadian producer & director Hejer Charf ( will be showing at Mill Valley Festival (San Francisco) in October where Anna Karina will be the guest of Honor and receive the Mill Valley Film Festival Award. The Festival will show several of her films directed by the great Jean-Luc Godard. Hejer Charf and Anna Karina are working on another project. The New Wave muse is finally back, she is still stunnig! Hejer Charf is just brilliant!

Website for Eko International Film Festival

May I know if Fest21 can design the official website for our Eko International Film Festival and how much will it cost?



Web design


Thanks for your question, we create dedicated spaces on fest21 with dedicated top and logo but we do not  design complete autonomous web sites.

For more info, contact us at info at




Jordan the country not in Festival Search

if you go to and search for Jordan under Country it's not there. Please add Jordan to all your country lists. I have mentioned this a couple of years back and still.

Country Jordan missing in dropdown list

In the Festival Organization section of the film festival info, there is no Jordan in the Country dropdown list.

Synchronizing fest21 profile with


A while back we did the migration to and all went well. Unfortunately there is a problem: when we update the festival's profile on, the profile ( doesn't get updated and the wrong submission deadline keeps coming up when someone searches our festival on How can we update the listing?


Merger of fest21 and filmfestivals databases


We are in the process of merging both databases based on the fest21 technology and content. It should be done during this summer.


By the end of the Summer? anytyhing we can do about it sooner?

Hi, thanks for the reply,

by the end of the summer is a going to be way too late for us... Is there anything we can do to update the submission deadline while you merge the databases? The wrong deadline is currently posted (Feb 28, 2009 instead of September 30, 2009) and this error is misleading and sending filmmakers away...




Yes: a redirect

We are implementing quickly a redirection advising users of our search pages to search on fest21 for more accurate data.


Reinstating the "Access reserved for festival organizer" page ?


unfortunately a redirect at the festivaldeail page level doesn't change the fact that when filmmakers search for "Calling for entries this month " on, the festivals with outdated  deadlines won't show up in the search results.

I wonder if it wouldn't be easier for you to just temporarily  reinstate the "Access reserved for festival organizer" page and let festival modify their listings until you are ready to merge the databases and move all listings to



(Re)create an account


we organize a film festival in Lyon, France in january. We already have an account on your site but we no longer have the information to access it because we've just changed staff.
Can you help us to resolve this problem?

Thank you

Francis Forge

Les Inattendus
14 rue Basse-Combalot
69007 Lyon - France
Tél/Fax: +33(0)

Bonjour,  Est ce que


 Est ce que vous pouvez m'envoyer un mail avec l'adresse de votre compte? (

Je vous enverrai un nouveau mot de passe.


Bonne journée 


Graffiti Film Festivals


Just wondering if anyone knows of film festivals out there that have a graffiti theme.

Jackson Black

Update a festival

I´m writing from the Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival (FICCO)and I want to update our info of your festival guide.
I don´t have a password because we didn´t create the account.
Can you tell me how to do it?

Hi, Can i have your mail?


Can i have your mail? or you can contact me at:

I will send you the password.


The format essentially

The format essentially cultivates this democratic approach to creative expression. Thanks for the share. Regards,


Wallabout is: a collaborative project putting cultural assembly into explicit practice; a collective celebrating artists’ efforts and the co-production of art; a festival promoting the continuous flow of creative episteme and the techne. It is a question leading to a question leading to a question. Wallabout is committed to challenging our minds while exulting the works of to-day. Wallabout is about it all. First and foremost, efforts will go towards the moment of creative collision. We strive to deliver innovative work and host an atmosphere conducive for playful and intellectual discourse. The passion to bring people together cannot cease. The Wallabout Film Festival submerges itself in the evolution of film while acting as a liaison between creators and community. Particularly attributing the short film, we acknowledge the diversity of expression captured within motion picture. A short can challenge, entertain, and inspire its audience as aptly as a feature-length film. Perhaps a champion of brevity and simplicity, a piece could very well dip and delve into any complexity of our world, opening our eyes to something new.

We support the heart of the creative realm and wish to promote its essential role in our everyday lives. Be it in schools, on the street, or in a book, we believe the arts are not a supplement, but a necessity. You are an artist. We are an artist.

The spirit of independent filmmaking constantly pushes and remodels the standard. Whether created with state-of-the-art equipment or with the most basic devices, the accessibility to short film allows any ambitious visionary the opportunity to innovate. The format essentially cultivates this democratic approach to creative expression. Wallabout seeks entries that individually contribute towards this development of film and manifest the vast range of perspective.

Whether it is a film viewing or a casual discussion over chocolate, we very much believe in the importance of interaction within communities, Brooklyn, New York, and beyond. Though the world with its many differences seems to expand by the second, we hope to establish a neighborhood of understanding and curiosity while moving forward, together.

The Wallabout Film Festival will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2009, at Pochron Studios, 20 Jay Street, in Brooklyn, New York.

Selections will be judged by a panel that includes an array of filmmakers and artists and shall be evaluated in the categories of Fiction and Non-Fiction.

Entries are to be submitted on DVD or Blu-ray disc by the deadline of April 10, 2009, along with the official entry form. Run time must not exceed 8 minutes and the film should have been completed within the last year (finished after March 2008). All guidelines and requirements must be followed in order to
be eligible.

Entries are to be mailed to:

The Program in Critical and Visual Studies
Dekalb Hall, Office 315
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205


I need much more assistance

I need much more assistance of this site.The spirit of independent filmmaking constantly pushes and remodels the standard.All guidelines and requirements must be followed in order to be eligible. Great sharing.Custom Essay


Hello I need assistance with this site please. Where do I find the festivals and where do I send my form???


Dear sir/madam!
i m from pakistan. i ve just done my graduation in film studies from NCA, Lahore. i(one of the first film graduate in pakistan) got distinction on my thesis work which is a short film(realistic drama about three friends), shot in rural areas of punjab. i want to send my film to canne short film festival since being a jobless, i don't ve 95 euro for draft . what can i do except for not participating in festival?

Other festivals

Cannes is a very presitigious but expensive festival. There are many others you could try. Check the list of close to 4.000 festivals on the left search box. We just added a choice to select free entry festivals. Start there.

please delete my account

can you please delete my account? there's no "cancel"/"delete" button in the options...



delete account

We can and will do this for you no problem

The editor

Country list / KOSOVO

Dear all,

I was trying to find my country on your country listing but apparently its missing. Can you please be kind and include Kosovo in your country listing so i could register my address there.

Thank you

listing countries

Will work on that

thanks for mentionning.

The editor

Press Release


The Barbershop Chronicles “TBC” Completed And Ready To Cut Up The Box Office Big Screens

For Immediate Release:

"The Barbershop Chronicles" has a cast that includes several talented actors that are familiar to television audiences. Darnel Stapleton of the Super Bowl bound, “Pittsburg Steelers“, making his acting debut, Carl Clemons, of HBO's "The Wire" was a staple of season four. This year he completed filming four features in addition to "TBC," including "Shelter," starring Julianne Moore and "Brooklyn's Finest," directed by award-winning director Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day."), Andrew Roth and Thomas Daniel from “Patient 27” and Julleitte Fairley, from “M.O.N.Y.” a Spike Lee joint.

"The Barbershop Chronicles ("TBC")." Is a comedy about the life and times at Bobby‘s Cut Above barbershop and a special friendship between a group of unscrupulous friends. The story entangles the main character, “Bobby” and the ups and downs of his lively career as a barber. Hilarious stories, High stakes in the hood and a wild car chase, makes this NEW barbershop tale, a cut above the rest.

Next up for Bcut Productions is "Trakks” where 7 people’s lives change forever when they’re all tied together in a climax of mystery and conclusion, in this new thrilling train ride.

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