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NEWSLETTER N° 393: December 10, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 Great reasons to open yours, Publication tips ...

NEWSLETTER N° 392: December 3, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 good reasons to open yours Publication tips ...

NEWSLETTER N° 391: November 26, 2008

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Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. Publish your video on fest21.com Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly OPEN YOUR FESTIVAL BLOG ON fest21.com "the new Myspace and Youtube for professionnals!..." 10 good reasons to open yours Publication tips ...

Indie Oscars Announce Nominations

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  Tuesday, December 2-------The Film Independent Spirit Awards, also referred to as the "indie Oscars" has announced its nomination list today, giving added fuel to the awards season. Top nominees include FROZEN RIVER (Courtney Hunt), BALLAST (Lance Hammer) and RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Jonathan Demme). Other films competing for the Best Feature Award include THE WRESTLER (Darren Aronofsky) and WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt).   FROZEN RIVER, which won the ...

The Film Independent Spirit Awards

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The Film Independent Spirit Awards, also referred to as the "indie Oscars" has announced its nomination list today, giving added fuel to the awards season. Top nominees include FROZEN RIVER (Courtney Hunt), BALLAST (Lance Hammer) and RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (Jonathan Demme). Other films competing for the Best Feature Award include THE WRESTLER (Darren Aronofsky) and WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt). FROZEN RIVER, which won the top prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, boasted six nomination...

Crazy Cool: North American Independents At Tallinn Black Nights

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The largest showcase to date in Eastern Europe of independent films from the U.S. and Canada is currently being presented at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (www.poff.ee) in the capital city of Tallinn, Estonia. In a program section titled Crazy Cool: North American Independents, the Festival is presenting 10 films, all Eastern European and Baltic premieres.The films, which made big impressions at previous film festivals from Sundance to Toronto, include: ADORATION (Canada, Atom Egoyan), ...

North American Indies At Tallinn Black Nights FF

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  Wednesday, December 3--------The largest showcase to date in Eastern Europe of independent films from the U.S. and Canada is currently being presented at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (www.poff.ee) in the capital city of Tallinn, Estonia. In a program section titled Crazy Cool: North American Independents, the Festival is presenting 10 films, all Eastern European and Baltic premieres. The films, which made big impressions at previous film festivals from Sundance to Toron...

Lisa Schwarzbaum's panel of up and coming new talent

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A "Precursor to "The Gotham Awards"Lisa Schwarzbaum, film critic for "Entertainment Weekly" led the panel of up and coming new talent. She began by asking, "Chop Shop" star, Alejandro Polanco, "How did you adjust to making a movie, how did you balance the movie and school?"A.P. ~ "I had to wake up in the morning very early, and we shot during a heat wave, I just did it, got through it, loved it, and now I want to be an actor."L.S. ~ (Addressed to Rosemarie DeWItt from Jonathan Demme's film, "Ra...

NEWSLETTER N° 390: November 19, 2008

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FESTIVALS THIS WEEK The calendar FESTIVALS THIS MONTH Month Calendar FESTIVALS CALLING This month _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL Picture Gallery from Thessaloniki Luc Dardenne Masterclass 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival kicked off with the Wrestler Frost / Nixon from R...

NEWSLETTER N° 389: November 12, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com Dailies from Montreal Toronto San Sebastian London Cinemed   _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE FORT LAUDERDALE FILM FESTIVAL Award Winners Announced At FLIFF Finale A Mahon On A Mission Film In Focus: FLING Eli Wallach Honored A...

NEWSLETTER N° 388: November 4, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com Dailies from Montreal Toronto San Sebastian London Cinemed   _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE FORT LAUDERDALE FILM FESTIVAL FLIFF Centerpiece Film: PLAY THE GAME Film In Focus: TIED TO A CHAIR Online Shorts Competition At FLIFF ...

NEWSLETTER N° 387: October 29, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com Dailies from Montreal Toronto San Sebastian London Cinemed   _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Interview with Marc Fitoussi Interview with Donald Mugisha Interview with the makers of Sunshine Barry and the ...

London Festival Enjoys audience and industry records

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival rounded off its most successful year to date with the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. This year’s Festival hosted 191 feature films and 109 short films from 43 countries including a record 15 world premieres. There were 398 screenings and 537 visiting international filmmakers, a record 1096 industry professionals, and the highest ever audience attendance. High-profile international filmmakers and actors attended their film’s s...

Stockholm Fest full line up

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The program for the 19th Stockholm International Film Festival is revealed. On-line ticket sales begin today. The Stockholm film festival is devoted to promoting up-and-coming debutantes, but also presents a world-class selection of established directors. The festival boasts over 170 films from 40 countries."This year´s program keeps up the momentum. Out of the 175 films at the festival a third are made by first time directors. This is where the exciting directors are introduced," says Festival...

Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominees Announced

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IFP announced today the nominees for the 18th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards™ which will take place on Tuesday, December 2nd at New York City's Cipriani Wall Street. It also announced the new name for the awards, making the subtle shift from the Gotham Awards to the Gotham Independent Film Awards™. Presented by IFP, the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, the Gotham Independent Film Awards™ is one of the leading awards for independent film and the fir...

NEWSLETTER N° 383: October 1, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Curtain Fell on Athens Film Fest, Pingpongkingen wins best Rain Bird Names Finalists for 2008 Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition Launching International Film Guide Inspiration Award International Film School Meeting awards from Donostia Feature film project SHOCKING BLUE wins Kodak NPP Development Prize ‘Pandora’s Box’ nailed highest award in San Sebastian ...

Press Release October 9, 2008

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This press release was picked up by Yahoo, Forbes, AOL and more! Check us out at http://www.prdff.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Press Assist at studioclubnews@yahoo.com or 805-237-1536 PASO ROBLES DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL UNCORKS IN WINE COUNTRY NOVEMBER 20-25 WITH HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING A TRIBUTE TO CLINT EASTWOOD, MUSIC FROM THE BACON BROTHERS, THE KYLE EASTWOOD BAND, RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOTT AND MORE Paso Robles, CA, October 9, 2008: In the heart of Central California's "Cowboy Wine ...

Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

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Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinéma presents its 37th annual event October 8 to 19. With nearly 250 films in every conceivable format, several North American and world premieres, and one of the most enjoyable festival experiences anywhere, the FNC is more accessible than ever. Films from some sixty countries including shorts and feature-length films, documentary and fiction, animation, retrospectives, tributes, exhibits, industry meetings and special events 11 full days to satisfy the most di...

September Press Release

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September 29, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ‘VIP CELEBRITY GUESTS LINE UP FOR NOVEMBER DEBUT OF DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL IN WINE-COUNTRY’S PASO ROBLES, CA There may be no place more likely than in Central California’s town of Paso Robles, for the birth of a brand-new, world-class film festival, in this historic area with its roots in the Old West, population 29,000, surrounded by hillsides covered with thousands of acres of premium wine g...

The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, planned for Nov. 20 through 25

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The Paso Robles Digital Film Festival, planned for Nov. 20 through 25 will honor highly regarded film-editor Joel Cox with a Lifetime Achievement Award, named after one of Paso Robles, California’s best-known historic guests and residents, the classical concert pianist and popular musical super-star from the Turn of the Century, Ignace J. Paderweski. The virtuoso piano performances of Ignace Paderewski (1860--1941), were once knownworld wide. Also the Prime Minister of Poland, he was the first...

Helsinki International Film Festival introduced a competition

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The 21. Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy launched a competition after operating for 20 years as a non-competitive festival. The Finnkino Prize is a nation-wide distribution contract, given to one of the ten nominees. The winner of the first Finnkino Prize is the Jordanian film Captain Abu Raed (dir. Aman Matalqa).The audience competition for the Finnkino Prize is arranged in co-operation with Finnkino, the biggest distribution company in Finland. The audience voted for their...

Jonathan Demme San Sebastian Jury Pres meets the press

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A special showing out of competition on Thursday, Day Seven of the fest at the gloriously renovated Teatro Victoria Eugenia was Jonathan Demme's new film "Rachel Getting Married", starring beauteous limpid-eyed dark haired Ann Hathaway in an uncharacteristically less-than-glamorous role as a recovering dope addict, and a host of unknowns supporting her act. Mister Demme, director of such megahits as "Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia" is also president of th...

Jury pres Jonathan Demme meets the Donostia press

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A special showing out of competition on Thursday, Day Seven of the fest at the gloriously renovated Teatro Victoria Eugenia was Jonathan Demme's new film "Rachel Getting Married", starring beauteous limpid-eyed dark haired Ann Hathaway in an uncharacteristically less-than-glamorous role as a recovering dope addict, and a host of unknowns supporting her act. Mister Demme, director of such megahits as "Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia" is also president of the jury here this year and met t...

Rio de Janeiro Film Festival is ready for 15 days of celebration

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FESTIVAL DO RIORio de Janeiro Film FestivalSeptember 25 to October 9, 2008 Commencing this Thursday, September 25, the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, embarks on a 15 day celebration of cinema with the start of Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival.In presenting over 350 films selected from 60 countries at over 30 different venues across Rio, Festival do Rio digs deep into a rich catalogue of world premieres, Brazil and Latin premieres and tributes and retrospectives ...

A Festival of Discoveries

  Sunday, September 14-------For the first time in the past few years, the Toronto International Film Festival will be best remembered for its discoveries, rather than the bigger-budget entries that graced the Galas. Many of those films were critical and industry disappointments (including The Burning Plain, The Third Man, Miracle of St. Anna, The Brothers Bloom, Pride And Glory, The Duchess and several others). Of course, they delivered the necessary stardust that has now become de rigeu...
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