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NEWSLETTER N° 422: June 25, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 422: June 25, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. DISCOVER FESTIVALEXPRESS, ONE CLICK FILM SUBMISSION AND MANAGEMENT SOLUTION Filmmakers: register your film and select the Festivals marked as Yes for "Submission accepted". More info . ...

NEWSLETTER N° 421: June 17, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 421: June 17, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. DISCOVER FESTIVALEXPRESS, THE ONE CLICK FILM SUBMISSION AND MANAGEMENT SOLUTION Filmmakers: register your film and select the Festivals marked as Yes for "Submission accepted". More info . ...

Party with Atom Egoyan*

This was one great party with some of my warm-hearted Armenian friends (including my alma mater University of Toronto colleague), Atom EGOYAN, in centre, at Cannes Film festival last year ! Arman Tadevosyan is the one poking his head on the right. Helen

Cannes Film Festival 2009: Films to look out for

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1. "Precious" starring Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz, Director Lee Daniels"Lorsqu'a seize ans, Precious apprend à lire et à ecrire dans une école alternative, un monde nouveau s'ouvre à elle. Un monde nouveau s'ouvre à elle, Un monde où elle peut enfin parler, raconter ce qui l'étouffe. Un monde où toutes les fille peuvent deviner belles, fortes, indépendantes. Comme Precious....""When Precious, who is sixteen, learns to read and write at an Alternative School, she discovers a new ...

More thoughts on Cannes +

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SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2009More thoughts on CannesThe experience in Cannes was a crash course in European travel and learning how to navigate a high profile film festival with a lot of restricted access.  I feel that in a lot of respects I got to do a lot and had access to more than most first time Cannes Festival goers. For this I am grateful. Currently I am in Rome reflecting on my experiences, the festival, and the people I have met. I will be adding to the blog as ideas, memories, and thoughts c...

Newsletter N° 416: May 20th, 2009

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..............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 416: May 20th, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Meet us in our office in Cannes Palais 05.10 Looking forward to meeting all our festivals organizers friends attending Cannes this thursday May21st at 5.30 for a french wines and rare california winestastin...

A festival Wife final chapter revealed in Cannes

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Do not miss the final chapter 12 of Rex Weiner's "A Festival Wife" which has just been published on fest21.com it will also be launched may 21st at 5.30 from Film France Pavillon in the International Village in Cannes...up in the air, with 12 balloons off croisette to a luck reader who will get to read the full version of the novel. Filmfestivals.com, the leading online source for global film festival news and resources, is posting the final chapter of "A Festival Wife...

Final chapter 12 of Rex Weiner's "A Festival Wife"

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Do not miss the final chapter 12 of Rex Weiner's "A Festival Wife" which has just been published on fest21.com it will also be launched may 21st at 5.30 from Film France Pavillon in the International Village in Cannes...up in the air, with 12 balloons off croisette to a luck reader who will get to read the full version of the novel. Filmfestivals.com, the leading online source for global film festival news and resources, is posting the final chapter of "A Festival Wife," a first novel by former ...

Cannes Film Festival to Partner with Argintinian INCAA Film Institute

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Cannes Festival and Marche du Film have announced a deal to partner with Argentina's INCAA film institute on a major new Latin American film market and confab named Ventana Sur (or South Window).  The  partnership is part of a move to export the Cannes brand and expertise abroad.   The Ventana Sur will run Nov. 27-30 in Buenos Aires and will feature 50-60 screenings of new Latin American films as well as a meeting place for producers and a digital library of 200-300 films.    For Argentina,...

Cannes Film Festival Lifts Off!

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  Last night, amid a sea of colorful balloons, the stars ascended the red carpet for the premier of Disney-Pixar's “Up”. The film is the firstanimated feature to open the Cannes Film Festival. The crowds clamored forviews of the red carpet while tuxedo clad paparazzi snapped away. Fans in evening gowns and tuxedos could be spotted holding signsreading: “One ticket for “UP”? S'il vous plaît?” Most were unsuccessful as ticket beggars, still in formalwear, dusted the...

Seventh Cannes fr Europa Cinema

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OVER SEVEN YEARS THE LABEL HAS SUCCESSFULLY SUPPORTED 20 EUROPEAN FILMS   Europa Cinemas Exhibitors' Cannes meeting (May 16)  to analyse 2008 results across Europe and the further development of Europa Cinemas International into Latin America, Asia and the Mediterranean zone   Further supporting its ongoing campaign to promote European films, Europa Cinemas will return once again to this year's Cannes Film Festival, awarding its Label to the best European film ...

A Festival Wife online novel by Rex Weiner marks 1000th reader

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Filmfestivals.com, the online source for global film festival news and resources, this week marked its 1000th reader logging onto “A Festival Wife,” a novel by former Variety reporter Rex Weiner serialized weekly on its website since March 25, 2009.The novel, a romantic thriller framed by the world of film markets and festivals, is illustrated by Nesta Morgan, is presented on the newly-launched Fest21 blog platform (www.fest21.com). A new chapter has appeared each week with the surprise endi...

The Worlds Top 100 Festivals For Shorts

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  Short filmmaking is in the midst of a rennaissance becasue of the revenue potential offered by IPTV and initiatives likewww.raindance.tv.  Screening at a festival is a sure-fire way to start creating a buzz around your film and your career. You are also likely to bump into short-film buyers eager for content for the dozens of fledgling websites desparate for movies. Short films are much easier to see on the web or on a mobile telep...

Vicky Cristina Barcelona opened B-EST 2009

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The opening of B-EST International Film Festival 2009, 5th edition, will take place on March 23rd, at Studio Cinema Hall.The event will commence with VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA, directed by Woody Allen, thus keeping the festival’s tradition of presenting for the first time in Romania films that have achieved recognition in famous film festivals around the world.The film tells the story of two American women (Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson), who are spending their summer in Spain, where they...

Poles Apart in London: Kinoteka Launch

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If the sparkle - and gastronomic opulence- of its Launch at a lively cocktail party (on Thursday 19th February 2009) in the cavernous but congenial bar-cum-restaurant Baltic (just across Blackfriars Bridge, beloved of mafiosi murderers, on the south side of the Thames) is a fair indication, KINOTEKA should prove to be a most successful and memorable celebration of Polish cinema and cuture in this so-called Polska!Year. As Britain is temporary home to some two million Poles, apart f...

FEST 2009-Ralph Fiennes in Belgrade

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Magnificent Ralph Fiennes on premier of “The Reader” opened 37th FEST the International Belgrade Film Festival 20th of February - 1st March.    This year, FEST made it through successfully with about 100 000 tickets sold. And with its organization style, festival managed to achieve goals and aimed to influence cinema goers, with leading cinematography novelties, competitive program Europe out of Europe and a producer’s business- gathering program B2B. Maximum qu...

IFFS Europe schedule of panels and events

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2009 IFFS Europe Opening Keynote Presentations Marco Müller Director Venice International Film Festival Wieland Speck Director of Panorama Berlin International Film Festival Tuesday, April 7, 2009 8:30 am Registration Opens 9:15 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 am - 10:30 am Dynamic Programming   Year round programming, migrating content to the web and extending audience reach are all critical programming issues. Once your festival ha...

Big Apple Anime Fest 2004

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The "largest-ever anime film festival in American history..." ~Video Store Magazine, November 11-17, 2001 Issue The annual Big Apple Anime Fest is considered to be the “Cannes Film Festival of Anime Manga Culture.” fESTIVAL STOPPED

Semaine Internationale De La Critique - Int. Critics`week

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First parrallel section of Cannes Film Festival Specialized in first and second time director films. Special screenings : opening film, closing film, documentary, shorts and medium-length films.

A New Author Film Festival - Lynch Wenders and Madonna

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Lets not forget that this festival, established 14 years ago, the Festival of New Author Films www.faf.rs in Belgrade Serbia honouring the different type of festival audience respecting two aspects: looking at the new possibilities of motion picture expressions and renewing classical patterns of film narrative in the changed technological and civilization context. Beside the homage showcase of  Zivojin Pavlovic one of the most important Serbian filmmakers and the French philosopher and most...

A New Author Film Festival - Lynch Wenders and Madonna

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Lets not forget that this festival, established 14 years ago, the Festival of New Author Films www.faf.rs in Belgrade Serbia honouring the different type of festival audience respecting two aspects: looking at the new possibilities of motion picture expressions and renewing classical patterns of film narrative in the changed technological and civilization context. Beside the homage showcase of Zivojin Pavlovic one of the most important Serbian filmmakers and the French philosopher and most infl...

Focus On Turkey In Tallinn

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The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is presenting a Focus On Turkey as one of its special highlights. Turkish cinema is as old as cinema itself. Over the years, Turkish cinema has been incredibly well received and diseminated, particularly in the Middle East and Europe, mixed with periods of artistic decline. Since the 1990s, a younger generation of film auteurs have found a receptive critical and audience response around the world, introducing such artists as Dervi Zaim, Bari Pirhasan, Nuri ...

Focus On Turkey In Tallinn

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  Thursday, December 4------The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is presenting a Focus On Turkey as one of its special highlights. Turkish cinema is as old as cinema itself. Over the years, Turkish cinema has been incredibly well received and diseminated, particularly in the Middle East and Europe, mixed with periods of artistic decline. Since the 1990s, a younger generation of film auteurs have found a receptive critical and audience response around the world, introducing such a...

Closing Ceremony of Thessaloniki Film Festival

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CLOSING CEREMONY The 49th TIFF's journey which started 10 days ago reached its final destination on Sunday, November 23rd with the closing ceremony at the Olympion hall. Despina Mouzaki, director of TIFF thanked all the personnel and the volunteers of TIFF, the press, the critics, the jury and all the organizations that helped towards a successful 49th TIFF. She also thanked the film makers by saying: 'Thank you for trusting us with your films and for being present to 49t...

Golden Alexander Award Presented to The Dardenne Brothers

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On Saturday, November 15th, the acclaimed European cinematographers Luc and Jean Pierre Dardenne were honored with the Golden Alexander Award at the Olympion Theater. Luc Dardenne was present to receive the award for both of them. ‘The Dardenne brothers’ work reaches deep into the human soul and underlines the reasons why cinema is so important to us’, noted TIFF Director Despina Mouzaki. ‘We would like to thank the two filmmakers for placing a mirror in front of our eyes. A ...

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