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Tribeca 2010: From Pipelines to Film Culture?

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It belongs to our common sense perception that distribution and production technologies develop more rapidly than the content they cover and that great competence in technologies is not equivalent to the mastery of creative content. Knowing grammar and vocabulary or different types of filters and lenses is a necessary but not a sufficient condition for creative output. Over the last few years in virtually all related film festival seminars there have been discussions about the new distribution p...

Tribeca 2010: From Pipelines to Film Culture?

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c Over the last few years in virtually all related film festival seminars there have been discussions about the new distribution platforms which for some observers will revive independent productions whereas others consider the sky already fallen for Indies. Spirited defenses of the internet as an answer to independent woes have subsided given the negligible financial impact the internet has been having, not to speak of the catastrophic unmooring of the music industry. Yet, whether or not the...

World Premieres At Tribeca Film Festival

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  SONS OF PERDITION It can be argued that what separates A list film festivals from their colleagues are the number of World Premieres that grace their theaters. No matter what the ultimate reception is for these films, the wanna-see anticipation of films in their first public and industry showings provide a sizzle. At the Tribeca Film Festival, which is entering its first weekend, there are an impressive number of World Premieres that are grabbing attention from the public and in...

Cornwall Film Festival


2012 Cornwall Film Festival 

Announces Call for Entries 

Film submissions are now being accepted for the ninth annual Cornwall Film Festival, scheduled for 8-11 November 2012 at the Lighthouse Cinema in Newquay. 

The earlybird deadline for all categories is 25 June. The normal deadline is 16 July . The late deadline is 1 August. 

The Festival presents, this year, 6 categories:

Films without borders is the international short-film competition, and it is joined by a category, Made in Kernow, which welcomes short films from Cornwall. There is also a categorie which celebrates women filmmakers across the World: Reel Women. The animation categorie: Eye Toons accepts all animation short films from anywhere in the UK. The Edge includes experimental, art and non narrative films from anywhere in the world. Finally the Decent exposure is a categorie for up and coming and student filmmakers.

• Made in Kernow includes films that have a strong link to Cornwall or Cornish culture by non-resident filmmakers – for example, a film that has been wholly or mostly shot in Cornwall.

• The Golden Chough Grand Prize will be awarded to the best film of the Festival.

A full description of categories, eligibility, prizes, deadlines and fees can be found on the Festival website: www.cornwallfilmfestival.com. 

James Cameron and Zoe Saldana Give the Rundown on AVATAR

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AVATAR'S writer/director/producer James Cameron and Zoe Saldana, who plays Neytiri in the movie, spent some time after a 3-D screening in Hollywood to discuss the project. This screening was hosted by The Wrap and sponsored by Google.  This ultimate AVATAR interview gives you a glimpse into the making of what has become the biggest money maker in film history. Now you'll even know what the mythic substance "unobtainium" really is from director James Cameron's own personal tales be...

James Cameron and Zoe Saldana give the rundown on AVATAR

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AVATAR'S writer/director/producer James Cameron and Zoe Saldana, who plays Neytiri in the movie, spent some time after a 3-D screening in Hollywood to discuss the project. This screening was hosted by The Wrap and sponsored by Google. This ultimate AVATAR interview gives you a glimpse into the making of what has become the biggest money maker in film history. 0000 Now you'll even know what the mythic substance "unobtainium" really is from director James Cameron's o...

James Cameron and Zoe Saldana Give the Rundown on AVATAR

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AVATAR'S writer/director/producer James Cameron and Zoe Saldana, who plays Neytiri in the movie, spent some time after a 3-D screening in Hollywood to discuss the project. This screening was hosted by The Wrap and sponsored by Google. This ultimate AVATAR interview gives you a glimpse into the making of what has become the biggest money maker in film history. 0000 Now you'll even know what the mythic substance "unobtainium" really is from director James Cameron's own personal tales behind the s...

Mile High Horror Film Festival

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The 2010 inaugural year Mile High Horror Festival announces its call for entries! This October Denver, CO will host this truly independent cinematic THRILLRIDE at HIGH ALTITUDE! To celebrate our founding year, we are planning a two-day film festival with activities, events, and most importantly independent horror films! Submission categories include Feature Length Films, Shorts, Local Colorado Films, Animation and Student Films! For general information and to submit to the festival visit www.withoutabox.com and search “Mile High Horror Film Festival.” Earlybird deadline – May 1st 2010 Regular deadline – July 15th 2010 Late Deadline – August 31st 2010 WAB Extended Deadline – September 15th 2010

BIGSTAR.TV ANNOUNCES ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL

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BIGSTAR.tv, the global online film networking community and digital distribution platform for independent cinema, has entered the online film festival arena, announcing the highest cash prize yet for fledgling film auteurs. The BIGSTAR Online Film Festival (BOFF) will award a $50,000 cash grand prize to the best film of the festival and honor other submissions with awards of merit in the categories of Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting...

Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University builds new production studios

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Pennsylvania's Lincoln University, the nation's first historically Black University, has during its 156-year history educated a remarkable number of luminaries, a short list of whom includes Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall, Lincoln U., with a current enrollment of approximately 2,000 students, has as its stated mission to "provide the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based core curriculum to meet the needs of students living in a highly technological and global so...

Major Hollywood Studios and Cable Companies Launch $30 Million National Campaign to Promote Movies on Demand®

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‘The Video Store Just Moved InTM' Ad Campaign to Launch This Week via TV, Print and Online to Entice More Consumers to Join Growing Trend in Renting Movies on Demand on Cable The nation's major Hollywood studios and cable companies have joined forces for a significant push to expand consumer awareness of the extraordinary value offered by Movies On Demand®, a service that provides a convenient and affordable way to rent top-grossing box office hits on cable. The $30 million TV, p...

The Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles (KOFFLA) highlights

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The Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles (KOFFLA), which will begin from March 4 to 7 at venues across Los Angeles, held its first official press conference on Monday, February 22 at the Korean Cultural Center. Introducing the festival was executive director Chang-Wha Chung (director of martial arts classic Five Fingers of Death), festival spokesperson actor John Cho (Star Trek, ABC's Flash Forward, Harold & Kumar Go to the White Castle) and festival partner Jeff Black, VP and General Manag...

Williamsburg International Film Festival | WILLiFEST 2012

The Williamsburg International Film Festival | WILLiFEST spotlights independent filmmakers from around the world. We encourage you to submit your work and join us in New York City for a professional, fun-filled festival of screenings, panels, networking opportunities and after-parties.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Williamsburg International Film Festival, voted top 20 coolest film festival by MovieMaker Magazine, is the film component of WILLiFEST. WILLiFEST was established to provide a platform for the creative visions of today's emerging artists of all disciplines. The film and music festivals are opportunities for artists to enhance their careers by exposing their films and music to a powerful audience, gaining crucial media exposure and strengthening industry relationships. In the LiVE it UP! Pavilion, Donna Drake, a nationally syndicated TV talk show host, interviews filmmakers and local celebrities. The Filmmakers' Lounge provides filmmakers a space to promote their films and network with each other in between their screenings.

In addition to red carpet premieres, the festival features several film competitions. A Screenplay competition rounds out the offerings. The closing night award ceremony will honor award winners in each category. At WILLiFEST, we pride ourselves on elevating the filmmaker's experience. This festival was created for the artist, by artists, and we look forward to taking you, your film or your screenplay to the next level.

The categories of entries we are accepting for the 2012 Williamsburg International Film Festival are as follows:

U.S. Narrative Feature Films
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of at least 50 minutes. In order to qualify as a U.S. Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

U.S. Documentary Feature Films
Any non-fiction film with a running time of at least 50 minutes, NOT including entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains limited dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

International Narrative Feature Films
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of at least 50 minutes. In order to qualify as an International Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction, and production must have occurred outside of the United States. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

International Documentary Feature Films
Any non-fiction film with a running time of at least 50 minutes, NOT including entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains limited dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted. In order to qualify as an International Documentary Feature Film, the film must be unscripted and production must have occurred outside of the United States. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

U.S. Short Films
Any narrative or documentary film of U.S. origin with a running time of 49 minutes or less. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

International Short Films
Any narrative or documentary film of international origin with a running time of 49 minutes or less. In order to qualify as an International Short Film, production must have occurred outside of the United States. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

Animated Films
Any animated film in any style of animation from any country of origin with a running time of any length. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

Family Fare
Any live action or animation of any length from any country that celebrates the whole family coming together to enjoy and share the movie-going experience. Any subject matter considered. All films should be appropriate for general audiences. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

Student Films
Any U.S. or International narrative or documentary film of any length. Proof of school enrollment is required. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

Music Videos
Any film or video in sync to music from any country of origin with a running time of less than 10 minutes. No premiere status is required. Music Videos do not have a completion requirement.

Midnight Treats
A treat for true cinephiles and casual filmgoers alike, this non-competition section presents an eclectic mix of horror, sci-fi, over-the-top comedies, explicit animation and bizarre stories that defy categorization. Midnight Treats have no premiere or completion requirements.

Screenplays
Any feature-length, English-language, narrative screenplay of any genre. Scripts must have a minimum page
count of 60 pages and a maximum page count of 240, all pages numbered
and in standard industry format. Title page or email should include author name(s), title, street address, phone number, email address and WAB ID#. We only accept electronic submissions.
Digital formats accepted are Final Draft or Adobe PDF documents. After completing the on-line application process and paying appropriate fee, digital screenplay submissions should be emailed to screenplays@willifest.com or uploaded to Withoutabox.com. Title page must include author name(s), title, home address, phone number, email address and WAB #.

Awards are presented for all categories except Midnight Treats.

GENERAL RULES
Each submitted film must be accompanied by the appropriate fee. Please write the title of the film on all checks or money orders. Entries must be submitted on DVD (NTSC Region 0 or 1). International films can be submitted on NTSC or PAL Region 0 (Region-free) DVDs. Screeners should be straight-play DVDs with only your film and no menus. We accept works-in-progress. Screener DVD must be labeled with title, running time, entrant's name, category, phone number and WAB ID# on the disc face with permanent marker. Screeners should be viewed for playback quality before mailing in. Please DO NOT use paper labels.

Foreign language work must be subtitled in English (or dubbed where permitted). Only films completed after January 2010 will be accepted except for Music Videos and Midnight Treats which do not have a completion requirement. Student Films are projects completed by filmmakers when they were enrolled in school. Students must include a copy of school ID.

WILLiFEST is an HD projection festival utilizing file-based server technology. We do not project from videotape and request exhibition copies of films be submitted as a file or alternatively, a DVD or Bluray Disc. We also project 35mm film on a limited-basis and these situations will be discussed with filmmakers upon acceptance and decided by our
Programming Department.

For information on additional WILLiFEST news and events, visit us at www.willifest.com.

Best of Luck!

the WILLiFEST team

EKO international film festival calling for entries

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July 7-12, 2010 Call for Entries Deadline: March 30 - April 20 - May 15, 2010. Online entry form Contact Info http://www.ekoiff.com The Organizing Committee: Hope Obioma Opara – The President / Co-founder Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima – The Founder / Festival Director Barr. Biola Ladipo – The Legal Adviser Wale Adenuga – Chike Ibekwe – Annabell Mbock – Actress from Nigeria Address: 1 Bajulaiye Road,Opposite skye bank plc  Shomolu, Lagos, Nigeria Tel: +234...

NATPE to move (2011) from Vegas to Miami

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The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) is about to conclude a very successfull line-up of speakers and activities for its annual Market & Conference at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas January 25-27. Some also say the 2010 edition looks like the end of an era. Variety's CYNTHIA LITTLETON commented today "...the plan to move the gathering next year to Miami's Fontainebleau Hotel has many longtime attendees feeling that NATPE '10 is the book...

Members of the Jury at Imagina (Media and Entertainment)

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Shelley Page - President Head of International Outreach - DreamWorks Animation - United Kingdom Shelley has been working in the field of feature animation since 1986. Her career in animation began in London with the legendary animation director Richard Williams from 1982. She served as head of backgrounds on the Walt Disney film Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. In 1989 she was hired by Steven Spielberg as one of the original team ...

Panasonic will reveal at CES the world’s first professional, fully-integrated Full HD 3D camcorder

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Panasonic Corporation  will release the world's first* professional, fully-integrated Full HD 3D camcorder in Fall 2010. The company will begin taking orders in April.  Engineering samples of the professional Full HD 3D solid-state camcorder will be exhibited at the Panasonic booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, Main Hall, #9405) at the 2010 International CES in Las Vegas, USA, from January 7-10.               &nbs...

World Content Market Activities

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Elena Sunbeam, Head of the World Content Market and                 President, SUNBEAM ENTERPRISES Events   The conference program is under development. 22 February 2010         09:00—19:00   ...

Elena Sunbeam, Director

Events 22 February 2010 09:00—19:00 Screenings Screenings Hall (Floor -1) 15:00—17:00 “From production to distribution. Key to success” Coming trends in broadcasting, production and distribution in audiovisual industry. Program ratings on TV Channels in different countries. Successful products on television Networks. Conference Hall (Floor -1) 23 February 2010 09:00—19:00 Screenings Screenings Hall (Floor -

World content Market

    Events   The conference program is under development. 22 February 2010         09:00—19:00   Screenings  

The Global Film Village: Roy E. Disney Dies at 79

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  Hollywood and the world mourns the loss of Roy E. Disney who during his time with the Company that his uncle and father founded has always strived to keep the legacy alive and build for the future.The following is the official Disney Company release. ROY E. DISNEY, KEY FIGURE IN REVITALIZING THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY AND DISNEY'S ANIMATION LEGACY, DIES AT AGE 79       (c) the Walt Disney Co.   MULTI-FACETED FORMER DISNEY VICE CHAIRMAN WAS A LE...

The Global Film Village: 67TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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by Marla Lewin   1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA AVATAR Lightstorm Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox THE HURT LOCKER Voltage Pictures C/O 42West; Summit Entertainment INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS The Weinstein Company / Universal Pictures; The Weinstein Company PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE A Lee Daniels Entertainment / Smokewood Entertainment Group Production; Lionsgate UP IN THE AIR Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures 2. BEST PERFO...

California Film Awards

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Film and Screenplay SubmissionsThe California Film Awards is currently accepting film and video submissions in all categories, lengths and genres. Competition Categories Feature Film Short Film Feature Documentary Short Documentary Student Films Foreign Films California Films Animation (short and feature) Music Videos Television Pilots Screenplays (please visit Screenplay Competition page) The 2012 California Film Awards Ceremony and filmmakers dinner will be held December 20, 2...

Highlights on the Annual African American Film Marketplace

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16th Annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase DECEMBER 18 - 20, 2009 AT NATE HOLDEN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER CELEBRATING THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF "IMITATION OF LIFE" The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) is pleased to produce their 16th Annual African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase December 18 - 20, 2009 at the Nate Holden Performing Art Center, 4718 West Washington Blvd. Los Angel...

International 3D Stereo Film & Technology Festival - Belgium 1st till 3rd December 2009

A true revolution is happening near you ... 3D stereo imaging!

You are ALL concerned: movie and TV industry, entertainment parks, media, communication agencies, artists, scientists and engineers, R&D labs, manufacturers, deciders, movie buffs, high-tech enthusiasts, and, obviously, the press.

To help you appreciate and anticipate as best as possible this revolution and take advantage of all opportunities of this wave, which is as much high-tech than it is artistic, the e-mage technology cluster of Liège, in collaboration with the University of Liège, has decided to organize a yearly event, called 3D Stereo MEDIA, totally dedicated to ALL facets of 3D stereo imaging, and thus unique in Europe.

Fostering the get-together and interaction of all players in 3D stereo imaging is natural since most of the biological, psychological, and technical principles, as well as much hardware and software, of 3D stereo, apply to many applications: not only cinema - which concerns us all - but also medical imaging, architecture, urbanism, cartography, remote sensing, vehicle simulators, aerospace, design, etc.

The 1st edition of 3D Stereo MEDIA will happen in Liège, Belgium, on 1-3 December 2009, featuring a 3D stereo film festival, a large array of conferences, an exhibition, and specialized training. Hundreds of experts and professionals, coming from all over the world, will be present.

Ben Stassen, the well knowned director and producer of “Fly Me to the Moon”, the first 3D Stereo animation film in the world, will be the President of 3D Stereo MEDIA 2009.

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