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BendFilm 2012 OPENS SUBMISSIONS!

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Hi everyone, hope you’ll submit for 2012.  Please spread the word!!  Thank you   We had a record breaking 2011 and are super-psyched for this coming year!!     Now in its 9th year, BENDFILM FESTIVAL celebrates independent cinema's brave voices by bringing thought-provoking, inspiring, and engaging films from all over the world to Central Oregon's scenic mountainous town of Bend. Unmistakably filmmaker-friendly, BendFilm has been deemed one of "25 Festiva...

BendFilm 2012 OPENS SUBMISSIONS!

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Hi everyone, hope you’ll submit for 2012.  Please spread the word!!  Thank you We had a record breaking 2011 and are super-psyched for this coming year!!   Now in its 9th year, BENDFILM FESTIVAL celebrates independent cinema's brave voices by bringing thought-provoking, inspiring, and engaging films from all over the world to Central Oregon's scenic mountainous town of Bend. Unmistakably filmmaker-friendly, BendFilm has been deemed one of "25 Festivals W...

BendFilm 2012 OPENS SUBMISSIONS!

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Hi everyone, hope you’ll submit for 2012.  Please spread the word!!  Thank you   We had a record breaking 2011 and are super-psyched for this coming year!!     Now in its 9th year, BENDFILM FESTIVAL celebrates independent cinema's brave voices by bringing thought-provoking, inspiring, and engaging films from all over the world to Central Oregon's scenic mountainous town of Bend. Unmistakably filmmaker-friendly, BendFilm has been deemed one of "25 Festiv...

Once Mars Is Colonized

Director: Pierre Yves Clouin.
Once Mars is colonized, we must go to Alpha Centauri. - Ray Bradbury

San Francisco International Film Festival 54: What I'm Looking Forward to

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It's springtime and the San Francisco International Film Festival is here again to enlighten us with the latest best film and commentary. May I say YAY? There is tons of good stuff in the program, so here's just a bit of what I'm looking forward to: 1st: As usual, The State of the Cinema Address. The seductive combination of academia + film and you have the best event of the year for film nerds. Every time I've been my hand is sore after from excitedly taking so many notes. Hmmm, maybe I'll bri...

San Francisco International Film Festival

Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring for two weeks, the International is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country’s most beautiful city, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and nearly two dozen awards presented for cinematic excellence. The Festival attracts an annual audience of more than 80,000.

“Few festivals are more suited to their city than the International. It’s clearly a festival programmed by those who love film for people who love film.” — Alex Romanelli, editor, Variety

 

NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  500 Let us toast to that! Since we like that number we will name this issue 500 bis if you do not mind? ...

San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5) will open with Beginners (USA 2010), by Mike Mills

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  Christopher Plummer, Ewan McGregor and Mélanie Laurent Star in Personal Story of Coming Out and Starting Over   The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5) will open with Beginners (USA 2010), writer/director Mike Mills' deeply personal and universal contemplation of chances and choices in life and love, which spotlights beautiful portrayals by Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Mélanie Laurent. Beginners will screen 7:00 pm, Thursday, April...

Cinema By The Bay

The San Francisco Film Society will present the second annual Cinema by the Bay, a celebration of the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking, the intelligence and probing spirit of local directors and the incredible depth and breadth of America’s film and media frontier, November 5–8 at the Roxie Theater, Southern Exposure and the Lab. The four-day festival will feature new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area and provide a compelling window into Bay Area film culture and practice at its best. CBTB includes features, shorts, narratives and documentaries from well-known and emerging local talent.

Cinema by the Bay festival set dates

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The San Francisco Film Society announced today that the second annual Cinema by the Bay festival, a highlight of the expanded SFFS Fall Season, will run November 5 - 7. CBTB is a celebration of the passion, innovation and diversity of Bay Area filmmaking, the pioneering spirit of local directors and the incredible depth and breadth of the region's film and media production. The three-day festival will feature the best new work produced in or about the San Francisco Bay Area and provide audiences...

Hola Mexico Film Festival Tours Miami and Five Other Cities

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Just as Cinco de Mayo revelers in Miami, Florida, are starting to sober up, another Mexican fiesta is about to intoxicate them. Hola México Film Festival pours into the "capital of Latin America" May 13 to 16, 2010, with the world's largest showcase of purely Mexican cinema. Back for its second spin through the U.S., the Festival opened this year in April in Los Angeles (Apr. 29 - May 4) and will have made had another appearance in San Francisco (May 6 - 11) before the Miami eve...

NEWSLETTER N° 458: March 24, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 458: March 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly 3rd Babelgum Online Film Festival April 2 - 19, 2010 Good news, filmmakers! The 3rd annual Babelgum Online Film Festival is open for submissions— until March 28. The Babelgum Online Film Festival (mobile and online viewing and voting) was created to...

San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6) will close with Joan Rivers--A Piece of Work,

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The 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6) will close with Joan Rivers--A Piece of Work, Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg's surprising look at the iconic performer, 7:00 pm, Thursday, May 6 at San Francisco's landmark movie palace the Castro Theatre. Joan Rivers is expected to attend, along with codirector Stern. A Closing Night celebration 9:30 pm at 1015 Folsom will bring the 53rd International to a rousing finish. "We're thrilled to have Ricki Stern and Annie ...

New executive positions at Los Angeles Film Festival

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that esteemed Newsweek film critic David Ansen is joining the organization as Artistic Director of the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival.   Senior Programmer Doug Jones has been promoted to Associate Director of Programming for the Los Angeles Film Festival. "As a consummate movie lover, David is one of the finest critics thinking, watching, and writin...

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BUCKS ECONOMIC TRENDS TO SET NEW RECORDS FOR REVENUE AND ATTENDANCE

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Longest-Running Film Festival in the Americas Enjoys a Spectacular 52nd Year with Superb Programming, Numerous Special Guests and Many Memorable Sold-out Events The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23-May 7) with 272 screenings of 151 films from 55 countries, with 144 filmmakers and 54 industry guests from 25 countries in attendance, with an estimated 82,000 filmgoers. Over its packed 15 days the Festival set new record highs for att...

San Francisco Filmmaking Grant award winner

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San Francisco Film Society and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation announced today the winner and two honorable mentions for the initial $35,000 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grant, given to a filmmaker for a narrative feature film, with a social justice theme, being made in the San Francisco Bay Area. The panelists, who reviewed 124 estimable submissions, are Linda Blackaby, director of programming, San Francisco Film Society; Jennifer Chaiken, partner, 72 Productions; Graham Leggat, executive director, San Fr...

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...

NEWSLETTER N° 406: March 11, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory database - The renowned ...

The mission to open San Francisco International Film Festival

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The 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23 - May 7) will open with Peter Bratt's stirring second feature, La Mission, a compelling redemptive drama about the powerful ties of family and community. La Mission will screen at 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 23 at the historic Castro Theatre. Peter Bratt, cast members Benjamin Bratt, Erika Alexander, Jeremy Ray Valdez and many members of the film's local crew are expected to attend the lively hometown premiere and festivities. The celebra...

The updated agenda of Vegas International Film Festival Summit

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SUNDAY DECEMBER 7, 2008 11:00am Registration Opens 1:45pm- 2:00pm Welcoming Remarks & Introductions 2:00pm- 2:45pm Opening Keynote Presentation: Indie Films' Change Agenda Rick is the CEO of SnagFilms, a new digital distribution company founded by AOL Vice-Chairman EmeritusTed Leonsis, and backed by Leonsis, AOL founder Steve Case and others. Launched in July, 2008, SnagFilms gives everyone the latest in web tools to find, watch and share great documentary films and then engag...

2008 IFF Q&A with Best Documentary Award winner “Children of the Sun” Filmmaker Ran Tal

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By Maria Esteves - November 22, 2008 The 23rd Israel Film Festival (IFF) in New York celebrating Israel's 60th Anniversary Historical Selection of CHILDREN OF THE SUN, written/directed by Ran Tal was held at the Clearview Cinema, Sunday, November 2, 2:00 PM. An exclusive Q&A with writer/director Ran Tal preceded the 2008 IFF Israeli Documentary Filmmakers Panel Discussion, at the Clearview Cinema, Sunday, November 2nd.    ME: What inspired the making of the documentary film C...

Schedule of panels and keynotes at Las Vegas Festival Summit 08

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2008 CONFERENCE AGENDA SUNDAY DECEMBER 7, 2008 11:00am Registration Opens 1:45pm- 2:00pm Welcoming Remarks & Introductions 2:00pm- 2:45pm Opening Keynote Presentation Rick Allen Chief Executive Officer SnagFilms 2:45pm- 4:00pm Festivals: Distribution Revolution or Evolution? Current distribution models are evolving faster than ever as studio business models evolve and new organizations crop up. As the independent film ‘distribution revolution’ marches fo...

Festival Summit Las Vegas December Agenda

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2008 CONFERENCE AGENDAregister online at http://filmfestivalsummit.com/SUNDAY DECEMBER 7, 2008 11:00am Registration Opens 1:45pm- 2:00pm Welcoming Remarks & Introductions 2:00pm- 2:45pm Opening Keynote Presentation by Rick Allen : Chief Executive Officer, SnagFilms 2:45pm- 4:00pm Festivals: Distribution Revolution or Evolution? Current distribution models are evolving faster than ever as studio business models evolve and new organizations crop up. As the independent film ‘distribution revoluti...

5th International Film Festival Summit - December 7-9 2008 - Las Vegas Hilton

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 The 5th Annual IFFS will be the most informative and fun filled summit to date. We are excited to announce new topics and speakers at the annual summit, insuring that attendees at all levels – first-timers and repeat attendees, new to the industry or seasoned professional – can all find the answers and creative new ideas that they are looking for. With scores of keynote presentations, informative panel discussions, breakout sessions, social activities, and the IFFS Excellence Awards you wo...

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