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9th IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival wrapped

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  The IFI Stranger Than Fiction Festival a huge success with box office income up 23% and Short Film Award Winners Announced Last weekend saw the 9th IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival once again inspire, inform and entertain Dublin filmgoers with a diverse programme of Irish and International documentaries. Many of the screenings were completely sold out and the IFI was buzzing all weekend with thousands of festival goers, and special guests that resulted in a massiv...

Palm Beach FF Goes Hawaiian

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  The Palm Beach International Film Festival, which begins this evening, is going Hawaiian with its Opening Night attraction of PRINCESS KA'IULANI, a historical drama about a real life heroine in the legacy of the Hawaiian Islands. The biopic stars Q'orianka Kilcher (the star of the Terrence Malick historical epic THE NEW WORLD) as a turn-of-the-century princess caught up in the last days of the Hawaiian monarchy. Set in 1888, the Kingdom of Hawaii is divided by a civil war. Prin...

DotFest AWARDS!

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Dear Friends!Jury has finished all the voting and here are the results:BEST FICTION: "The Attack of the Robots from Nebula-5" by Chema Garcia Ibarra. http://dotfest.net/fe_film_comments?film_id=207BESTANIMATION: "Balance" by Serdar Koçak.http://dotfest.net/fe_film_comments?film_id=184BEST MUSIC VIDEO: "The Last Defeat" by Diego Rampelini.http://dotfest.net/fe_film_comments?film_id=124BEST EXPERIMENTAL: "Energy!" by Thorsten Fleisch.http://dotfest.net/fe_...

Call for entry for the Babelgum Online Film Festival

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BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL 3rd Edition Call for Entries March 28th submission deadline! Best of luck to all! Apply online: click the banner below on the relevant category Animation, narrative, non narrative, documentary Contact Info Karol Martesko-Fenster SVP & General Manager - Film Division Nelly Petit Marketing ...

NEWSLETTER N° 460: April 8, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 460: April 8, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Take Center Stage in Cannes and trust the combined experience of the filmfestivals.com founders promoting your film, festival. Sign up for a free brainstorming around your strategy and objectives. Meanwhile take a look at the following package Cannes Blast ...

Interview With Josh Radnor, Indie Film's Newest Triple Threat

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  The Gen Art Film Festival, a kind of mini Sundance, opens tonight with the East Coast Premiere of HappyThankYouMorePlease, the directorial debut of actor Josh Radnor. The film will screen at the 1500-seat Ziegfield Theater in Manhattan, one of the last of the grand movie palaces left in New York. Radnor, best known as an actor, is pulling a Woody Allen with this debut film....writing, directing and starring. The fact that the film won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Fes...

Sundance Audience Favorite Opens Gen Art FF

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  Some might say that the most prized award given at the Sundance Film Festival is the public prize. Winners of the Audience Award, as opposed to winners of the juried competitions, tend to indicate an innate audience appreciation that speaks volumes to film distributors and critics. In that light, tonight's Opening Film at the 15th Gen Art Film Festival is bound to be a crowd pleaser. HappyThankYouMorePlease is the directorial debut of actor Josh Radnor, best known for his role o...

Gen Art Film Festival Celebrates 15th Anniversary

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  It has been a decade and a half since Gen Art, the nationwide networking organization devoted to art, fashion, music and movies, first launched a New York-based film festival to highlight works from emerging American independent artists. But different from other festivals of a similar stripe, the Gen Art concept was quite simple: seven films shown over seven nights with audience members invited to an after-party at a hot club or restaurant each evening. This winning formu...

Francophonie Film festival : Audience Award for Panic in Town

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The Francophonie Film Festival ended this Monday after a beautiful month of screening in Beijing.  On the last day, we were delighted to show once again "Panic in Town" to an overwhelmed audience who was thrilled to see the Belgium film for the first or second time. Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar's animation film won the Audience Award with more than 17 000 votes. An online vote had been organised on CRI.cn during the whole month of March for the audience to ch...

Politics (Overt And Subtle) At New Directors New Films

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  WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (Shirin Neshat)  For most people, a trip to the cinema is a welcome escapism from the harshness of the world and its problems. For others, films with political subjects or contexts are sought out for a population hungry to engage and feeling starved for perspective and analysis. While New Directors New Films is not an overtly political affair, it is hard to avoid the powerful political discourses that careen through some of the films in this year’s pro...

Submit your short films to the 3rd Babelgum Online Film Festival

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BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL 3rd Edition      Call for Entries March 28th submission deadline! Best of luck to all! Apply online: click the banner below on the relevant category Animation, narrative, non narrative, documentary Contact Info Karol Martesko-Fenster SVP &a...

Winners Go Short 2010

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Go Short-ambassador Isolda Hallensleben was the host of the Award Show and she did it in a funny and vigorous way. A video showed a nice overview of the past days of the festival. The members of the jury were presented and then it was time to start handing over the Awards. An international festival, with English as official language, with some switches to Dutch. For instance, when Joost van Ginkel received his Award for Best Dutch Short Film. After his word of thanks, the screen showed a...

Closing Ceremony of the 12th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

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 Amnesty International Award for a film on Human Rights : The award goes to : « PETITION » Zhao Liag France/China. 2009. 124'There are many reasons why theAmnesty International Award, is of great importance to the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century. First of all, because it brings in contact two institutions that share a strong sensitization andsimilar goals. Furthermore, they both operate on a complementary level, with the Festival promoting and screenin...

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival Awards

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Amnesty International Award for a film on Human Rights :The award goes to : « PETITION »Zhao Liag France/China. 2009. 124'There are many reasons why the Amnesty International Award, is of great importance to the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century. First of all, because it brings in contact two institutions that share a strong sensitization and similar goals. Furthermore, they both operate on a complementary level, with the Festival promoting and screening films by d...

THE OTHER BANK wins the "Regard d'Or" at the FIFF 2010

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Main awards all go to first films This Saturday evening, Georgian director George Ovashvili received the CHF 30.000 prize from the hands of jury president Hanna Schygulla. THE OTHER BANK also won the Audience Award. The prestigious "Talent Tape Award" worth CHF 23.000 in non-cash benefit was handed to Iranian director Nader T. Homayoun for his film TEHROUN. The Special Jury Award was presented to the Mexican contribution NORTEADO by Rigoberto Perezcano....

Babelgum Online Film Festival

The Babelgum Online Film Festival was created to celebrate and reward the very best in international independent short filmmaking by providing exposure and cash awards for emerging talent. With its non-restrictive submission guidelines and international visibility, the festival supports and encourages talent and continues to provide a unique venue for filmmakers to showcase their craft.

This year's festival will feature simultaneous mobile and online viewing and voting by the global public in four categories.
As part of the festival, Stolichnaya Vodka will present the inaugural Stoli Emerging Filmmaker Award.

WASTE LAND a double audience award winner at Berlin Film Festival and Sundance

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  WASTE LAND a double winner at Berlin Film Festival British/Brazilian documentary secures second audience award E1 Entertainment International is proud to announce a historic double win for WASTE LAND, directed by Lucy Walker and co-directed by João Jardim and Karen Harley, which scooped the Panorama Audience Award as well as the Amnesty International Film Prize at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival.   Panorama Audiences were moved to award the film, a co-production b...

Call for entry for The International Online Short Film Festival DotFest

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April 1 - 18, 2010 Call for Entries Deadline: March 1, 2010. Register on the Festival website Contact Info http://www.dotfest.net Up Office, 17 route de France, 2926, Bancourt, Switzerland Contact us: info@dotfest.net Director Alexandra Moon Artistic Director Alexei Dmitriev You may want to check the Festival Blog THE INTERNATIONAL ONLINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DOTFEST 1- 18 April, 2010 We are happy and proud to present the first editio...

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, from An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, from An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim, is now the recipient of the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary

Happythankyoumoreplease Audience Award

Happythankyoumoreplease is happy, thankful, and pleased since the film just received the Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic, Presented by Honda.

Heddy Honigmann and the Berlinale Forum at IndieLisboa 2010

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Dutch director Heddy Honigmann and the "Forum" section of the Berlin International Film Festival will be honoured this year in IndieLisboa's "Independent Hero" program. The 7th Lisbon International Independent Film Festival will be held between 22 April - 2 May. Heddy Honigmann Retrospective Heddy Honigmann is one of the "Independent Heroes" of IndieLisboa's next edition. The Lisbon Independent Film Festival will pay tribute to this renown documentary filmma...

Submit a film to the inaugural EKO IFF

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                                      Submit Film to the Eko International Film Festival  SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND ENTRY FEES Standard Deadline: March 30, 2010 $50 (USD) Late Deadline: April 20, 2010 $75 (USD) ...

DotFest - International Online Short Film Festival

We are happy and proud to present the first edition of the DotFest — INTERNATIONAL ONLINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL which was created to present and reward the very best in international independent short filmmaking. DotFest will take place from April 1st – April 18th, 2010. The best flicks will be selected from the astonishing variety of shorts: dramatic and droll fiction, picturesque and technically gifted animation, music videos to dance to and gaze at, formal and conceptual experimental works! That much in such a short time, in one place — the internet!

The Global Film Village: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wins Palm Springs Film Festival Audience Award

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by Marla Lewin Jan Stuart, Katherine Tulich and Jonas Holmberg photo by Marc Halperin The 21st Palm Springs Film Festival concludes today with its awards luncheon and wrap party tonight. The Palm Springs Film Festival Mercedes-Benz Audience Award  went to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which sold out its single screening during the first weekend. Film was the most buzzed about feature because of its early sell-out. Darryl MacDonald announced that the festival again b...

Rotterdam Closing Night Film: The Aviatrix of Kazbek

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39th International Film Festival Rotterdam January 27 - February 7, 2010    The 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam will close Saturday February 6 with the world premiere of Dutch film The Aviatrix of Kazbek, second feature film by Ineke Smits. The film, written by Dutch novelist Arthur Japin and produced by Isabella Films, stars among others Dutch actress Madelief Blanken, Georgian actor Zurab Jgenti, German actor Peter Lohmeyer and Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca from Crist...
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