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International Children's Film Festival India (ICFFI) also popularly known as The Golden Elephant is a biennial festival that strives to bring the most delightful and imaginative national and international children's cinema to young audiences in India. Outstanding features, shorts, live action and animation films are screened over seven days of festive celebrations, attended by more than one hundred thousand children and hundreds of film professionals from across the world. &nbs...

International Children's Film Festival India

International Children's Film Festival India (ICFFI) also popularly known as The Golden Elephant is a biennial festival that strives to bring the most delightful and imaginative national and international children's cinema to young audiences in India. Outstanding features, shorts, live action and animation films are screened over seven days of festive celebrations, attended by more than one hundred thousand children and hundreds of film professionals from across the world.

ICFFI is organized by Children's Film Society India (CFSI) - a national government body committed to nurturing a dynamic children's film culture in the country. Since its inception in 1955, CFSI has been producing, exhibiting and distributing exclusive, entertaining and enriching content for children.

Every two years, the festival begins on 14th November, the birth date of Jawaharlal Nehru - India's first Prime Minister - also fondly referred to as Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru), because of his love for children. Nehru established CFSI soon after India's independence with the hope that indigenous and exclusive cinema for children would stimulate their creativity, compassion and critical thinking. It is this vision of Jawaharlal Nehru that guides ICFFI.

In a world that is cluttered with consumerist & often violent content for children, ICFFI is committed to promoting cinema that is humane and non-violent, and yet delightful and fun! Special care is taken to program films that cultivate an understanding of other cultures, lives and experiences and encourage children to reflect on the world around. Workshops and open forums at the festival aim towards stimulating critical appreciation and creative pursuit of cinematic arts amongst young people. The festival also supports the work of children's filmmakers by rewarding them for their dedication and talent.

ICFFI is one of the largest and most colourful children's film festivals in the world. A unique feature of the festival is its audience: more than a hundred thousand children travel from little villages and towns from across India to view high quality international children's cinema that they would never be exposed to otherwise. Here they rub shoulders with other kids, eminent guests and directors from different parts of the world. ICFFI is dedicated to these little delegates and to those imaginative film-makers who attempt to make films for the toughest audience of all - children!

UNCLE BOONMEE at Copenhagen Film Festival

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INTERVIEW WITH: Apichatpong Weerasethakul                       UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Thailand, 2010) screens at Copenhagen Film Festival 2011   Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Vanessa McMahon interviews Apichatpong Weerasethakul     INTERVIEW WITH Apichatpong Weerasethakul.   During the 51st Th...

ITN Distribution inc to honor CHIRON FILMS INC at the Cannes Film Festival

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ITN Distribution Inc. today announced that they will honor US/French Co-Production company Chiron Films, Inc. at a reception during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. ITN Distribution Inc will co-host the evening with its sister company, The New York International Film Festival at the Penthouse Terrance on the Croisette overlooking the Mediterranean on May 15th at 7pm. Talented filmmakers Etienne Goldet, Paul Harth and Cee French Harth will receive an Honorary Award to recognize their contri...

ITN Distribution inc to honor CHIRON FILMS INC at the Cannes Film Festival

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ITN Distribution Inc. today announced that they will honor US/French Co-Production company Chiron Films, Inc. at a reception during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. ITN Distribution Inc will co-host the evening with its sister company, The New York International Film Festival at the Penthouse Terrance on the Croisette overlooking the Mediterranean on May 15th at 7pm. Talented filmmakers Etienne Goldet, Paul Harth and Cee French Harth will receive an Honorary Award to recognize their contri...

VISIONFEST announces the partial line-up for its 11th annual run featuring

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  VISIONFEST announces the partial line-up for its 11th annual run featuring several New York Premieres and an experimental feature about ‘everything'   Fest's own shorts initiative, 5x5 NY State of Mind Digital Project, ready to roll! New York City, (April 26, 2011) - VISIONFEST 11: The Other Festival (VF11), June 22-26, 2011, at Tribeca Cinemas (corner of Varick and Laight streets), has announced its partial line-up for the 2011 Independent Vision Showcase. ...

Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) FilmFund Panelists

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2011 FILM FUND PANELLISTS ANNOUNCED: XUE XIAOLU, TONY AYRES AND ANDREW PIKE   The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and Motion Picture Association (MPA) have announced the continuation of the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund to support new films from Asia-Pacific and the panellists who will assess the entries for 2011. Xue Xiaolu and Tony Ayres will join the assessment panel for 2011 which will once again be Chaired by Ronin Films' Managing Director and member of APSA's 2009 International Jur...

Lars Hermann new CEO for Copenhagen Film Festivals

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Copenhagen Film Festivals (CFF) has hired CEO of regional Danish film fund FilmFyn to replace outgoing managing director Jørgen Ramskov, who was recently headhunted to start the new Danish radio station "24/7".Lars Hermann (49) started his career with Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller/Maersk but decided after ten years to change career tracks to the film business when he was accepted to The National Film School of Denmark's four-year producer programme.Since 1995, he has produced a number of Da...

The Los Angeles County Museum partners with FIND

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  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival.  As a result of the museum's analysis and strategic planning process (funded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) over the past year around its current film program, Film Independent was identified as an ideal partner for its film series.  The collaboration com...

Interviews with Apichatpong Weerasethakul from Sofia International Film Festival 2011

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Vanessa McMahon interviews Apichatpong Weerasethakul                           During the 15th SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Sofia, Bulgaria, the film UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Thailand, 2010) screened to an international audience.    INTERVIEW WITH Apichatpong Weerase...

Film Independent launches a Documentary Lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has launched a new Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting, with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All of the Film Independent Labs are designed to suppor...

Aspen Shortsfest 2011 Program

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  Aspen Film Announces Aspen Shortsfest 2011 Program   Aspen Film announced today the finalists invited to screen at Aspen Shortsfest 2011, April 5-10, at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen and the Crystal Theater in Carbondale. More than 2,500 submissions from around the world were considered, and 83 short films, representing two dozen countries and exploring many more, were ultimately selected for this year's International Competition. From the recognizable (Colin Firth, Julia S...

For Immediate Release: Ticket Time for the International Freethought Film Festival

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A printable version of this press release is available here: http://www.freethoughtfilmfest.org/web_documents/ifffticketsalespress.pdf  Ticket Time for the International Freethought Film Festival  For Immediate Release (Tampa, March 3, 2011) Tickets sales, for the first annual International Freethought Film Festival, begin at noon on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Tampa Theatre box office, and on the Tampa Theatre Website. The event will take place at the iconic Tampa Theatre, located at...

First Annual Scandinavian On Demand Film Festival to Debut To North American VOD Audiences On May 1st

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 eurocinemaPartners with Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Diva.AG To Roll Out The Red Carpet ForFirst Ever On Demand Film FestivalFirst Annual Scandinavian On Demand Film Festival To Debut To North AmericanVOD Audiences On May 1st Miami,  March 3, 2011 - On Demand movie channel eurocinema (eurocinema.com)has joined forces with Nordisk Film & TV Fond (nordiskfilmogtvfond.com) andDiva.AG to create the first ever On Demand film festival, The First AnnualScandinavian On Demand Film Festival, set...

IFFF panels announced

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PanelsWelcome to the IFFF. Providing professional panels and networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to meet with established leaders in the industry is central to IFFF's mission. The 2011 festival will re-present some of last year's more popular panels and add some new and exciting panels in specialized areas of film interest and distribution. Check back periodically for "Panels" schedule additions, changes and/or updates. Seating is limited and many of these ...

Avanca Film Festival

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ÉCU is happy to announce our new partnership with Avanca Film Festival! Avanca, a festival established in 1997, invites filmmakers from all around the world to submit their short films, feature films, documentaries, and experimental videos! Avanca has sent some of their award winning films in for submission to ÉCU, including Conto Do Vento, A Ria,A Ana, O Honen, and Desta Agua. Hamilton Trindade, a representative from Avanca, will be participating in our judging submissio...

Australian Film Festival of India 2011

The festival screenings will include a rich slate of Australian 2010 feature film releases, a package of Australian shorts, selected graduate films and a retrospective of renowned Australian director Bill Bennett. The highlight of the Australian Film Festival of India will include two round table discussions on investment and distribution and in collaboration with FICCI Frames 2011, a knowledge series headed by a delegation of Australian film industry professionals.For more information refer to our website www.aafilminitiative.org 

BMW partners with Berlinale

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Berlinale 2011: New Cooperation Partners of the World Cinema Fund / WCF Day on February 16, 2011

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  On February 16, 2011, the WCF Day will once again provide an opportunity to learn more about the programme, successes, funding strategies, films, initiatives and partners of the World Cinema Fund (WCF). On this occasion the World Cinema Fund will present its new cooperation partners, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Deutsche Welle/DW Akademie. Through the support of these new partners, it will be possible to launch a new WCF programme in a number...

Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab Presents a Free Workshop

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  Contemporary Indie Cinema Appreciation - Space is Limited, Sign Up Today! Plus, two TFA screenings this week! In honor of February's Independent Spirit Awards, Academy Awards and countless cinematic honors, the Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab will present the free workshop "Indie Cinema Appreciation" with TFA Co-Director of Programming Nick Pope from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the House of Schwan, 3636 N. Comotara. Independent film has existed since the inception of th...

NEWSLETTER N° 495: february 4, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 495: february 4, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly The Berlin edition of the IFFS Festival Summit 2011 Bruno Chatelin, your editor, will co chair the Berlin edition 2011.   ...

Film Life's American Black Film Festival Celebrates 15 Years, Announces Dates

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  Film Life, Inc., announces the 15th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) to be held in Miami, Florida, July 6-9, 2011. The ABFF is an industry retreat and competitive showcase of independent Black film. Home Box Office, Inc. (HBO®), returns for the fourteenth year in support of the festival's mission to strengthen the Black filmmaking community through resource sharing, education, artistic collaboration and career development. The 2011 festival will feature the return of the ...

Bruno Chatelin runs for President of UniFrance

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Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre two year mandate as President of uniFrance run by Regine Hatchondo (General Manager) will be open for renewal next Friday, January 28th .   Antoine de Clermont Tonnerre declared only recently that he would apply for a second mandate from his board.   UniFrance is the organization dedicated to promoting French cinema worldwide.   It w...

Behind the scenes and tour of the original Harry Potter film sets at the Warner studio

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Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Thinkwell is a full-service experiential design and production firm and has been involved in the creation of a one-of-a-kind behind the scenes look at the Harry Potter movies as part of the £100 million planned redevelopment of the studios where all eight Harry Potter movies were filmed. On the heels of Warner Bros.' recent announcement of its acquisition and in excess of £100 million planned redevelopment of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, T...

The judges arrived in Sundance

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Sundance Institute announced members of five juries awarding prizes at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival which runs January 20-30, 2011. The juries are comprised of 23 individuals spanning the global arts community. Juror photos and extended biographies, in addition to the complete Festival lineup and schedule, are available at www.sundance.org/festival. All awards will be announced the evening of January 29 at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony. The Short Film Awards will als...

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