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NEWSLETTER N° 350: February 7, 2008

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___________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Santa Barbara International Film Festival Awards Movie Glamour Back At SAG Awards Prizes of the 39th Hungarian Film week Eternal Summer won Best Film at Gran Canaria G&L Film ...

NEWSLETTER N° 349: January 30, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Smogdance awards The South Bank Show Awards Juries award short films in International Film Festival Rotterdam Joel and Ethan Coen win DGA Award for No Country... Sundance Women of Worth "Vision" Award to Tia Lessin Frozen River wins top Sundance Prize Choco...

NEWSLETTER N° 348: January 23, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Academy Award Nominees At Sundance: Past And Present 80th Academy Awards Announced ___________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE BLOGGING FROM PARK CITY Academy Award Nominees At Sundance: Past And Present ...

NEWSLETTER N° 347: January 16, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more The Int'l Fest of Cinema and Technology Announces 2007 Award Winners BAFTA Film Awards Nominees in 2008 IFFS Europe 2008 Call for Papers Now Open FIPRESCI's "Best Foreign Language Film of 2007" to Croatian "Armin" It's War At The Golden Globes 65...

NEWSLETTER N° 346: January 10, 2008

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WE WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR   ___________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award Nominees No glitter, no after-parties for the Golden G...

NEWSLETTER N° 345: January 4, 2008

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WE WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR   ___________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more The eight competition films for Nordic Film Award are nominated! SAG Awards nominations announced ...

NEWSLETTER N° 344: December 21, 2007

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NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER The ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY EXPO (“EIE”), a partner of Filmfestivals.com, is a FREE five-star event on January 27, 2008 at the Westin Hotel in Times Square that brings everyone in the Entertainment Industry together under one roof (Anticipated attendance of over 5,000 entertainment professionals). It is the only business...

NEWSLETTER N° 343: December 13, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month... BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL Submit by February 15, 2008 Join the competition now to enter your film for the Babelgum Online Film Festival competition awards. Spike Lee chairs a ju...

NEWSLETTER N° 342: December 5, 2007

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FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month... BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL Submit by February 15, 2008 Join the competition now to enter your film for the Babelgum Online Film Festival competition awards. Spike Lee chairs a ju...

NEWSLETTER N° 341: November 28, 2007

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_______________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month... BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL Submit by February 15, 2008 Join the comp...

NEWSLETTER N° 340: November 21, 2007

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FESTIVALS IN ACTION - THE VIDEO DAILIES Recent coverage and dailies from London Rome Funchal Fort Lauderdale Bahamas AFI ___________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Thessal...

Latest Highlights from the Babelgum Online Film Festival

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Voting fever reigns at the first Babelgum Online Film Festival (BOFF) on Babelgum, the new interactive web TV portal. Over a thousand entries from 86 countries are available to anyone with broadband, reaching a potential global audience of 360 million.The Babelgum Online Film Festival is the first of its kind, and provides a unique distribution opportunity for the newest filmmaking talent. A number of entries have been created specifically for the festival, proving that it is also generating new...

"With the Babelgum Online Film Festival, filmmaking officially enters the Web 2.0 era" comments Spike Lee

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Babelgum, the new interactive web TV portal, has released all entries to the Babelgum Online Film Festival onto its platform for public voting. The festival introduces a huge variety of professionally produced short films. Over a thousand entries from 86 countries are available to anyone with broadband, reaching a potential global audience of 360 million. The Babelgum Online Film Festival is the first of its kind, and provides a unique distribution opportunity for the newest filmmaking talent. ...

Babelgum online voting has opened, Awards will be handed during Cannes

Public voting for the first Babelgum Online Film Festival (BOFF) is building on Babelgum, the new interactive web TV portal. Over a thousand entries from 86 countries are available to anyone with broadband, reaching a potential global audience of 360 million.  The Babelgum Online Film Festival is the first of its kind, and provides a unique distribution opportunity for the newest filmmaking talent. A number of entries have been created specifically for the festival, proving that it is also gen...

"Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves" Filmmaker Showcase

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The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 15th Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, March 29, 2008 starting at 2:00 p.m. A Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue (650 Bronson Ave.), Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios) Chaplin Screening Room (Reception to follow). To RSVP – 310.284.3170. The cost is only $10.00 and parking is $4.00 or st...

Directing Award at the San Francisco Fest for Mike Leigh

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The San Francisco Film Society announces that Mike Leigh will be presented with the inaugural Founder's Directing Award at the 51st San Francisco International Film Festival (April 24-May 8). The Founder's Award will be presented to Leigh at Film Society Awards Night, the annual benefit gala, on Thursday, May 1 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.The Founder's Directing Award is presented each year to one of the masters of world cinema and is given in memory of Irving M. Levin, who founded the San F...

The deadline for entries to the Babelgum Online Film festival has been extended to March 1st

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Babelgum, the free to view global television network announced today that the deadline for entries to the Babelgum Online Film festival has been extended to March 1st, with screening to start on March 3rd.The upload deadline has been extended today in response to the unprecedented demand from filmmakers around the world to enter content in one or more of the seven festival categories, each of which has a first prize of €20,000. Of the 1,500 responses received, 500 entries have been submitted t...

3 weeks left to enter the babelgum online competition

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Babelgum, the free to view global television network announces today that film makers and students have just three weeks left to enter their professionally produced content into the Babelgum Online Film Festival. The festival is a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking, providing a lucrative opportunity for entrants to showcase their work to a potential global audience of 300m+. The Babelgum Online Film Festival has seen over a th...

Babelgum , our partner, closed 1000 submissions so far, and counting

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Babelgum, the free to view global television network and filmfestivals.com, its partner, announced today that film makers and students have just three weeks left to enter their professionally produced content into the Babelgum Online Film Festival. The festival is a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking, providing a lucrative opportunity for entrants to showcase their work to a potential global audience of 300m+. The Babelgum Onl...

Want to be a Filmmaker?

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Making films is a great way to express yourself creatively, work within a fun industry and also make a living while you’re at it. So how do you get into this industry? The answer is often much easier than people think. At a Spike Less conference in Toronto conference a couple of years ago, Mr. Lee addressed this very question from an ambitious film student. This film student stood up and asked her question about breaking into the film industry. It seemed that no matter how hard she searched ...

Palm Springs Film Fest will honor Halle Berry

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Academy Award® winner Halle Berry with its prestigious Desert Palm Achievement Award at the Festival’s annual Awards Gala on Saturday, January 5, 2008. Previously announced Daniel Day-Lewis will also receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award. Past actresses that have received this award include Charlize Theron, Laura Linney, Naomi Watts and Kate Winslet. Festival chairman Earl Greenburg said, “We’re excited to ...

The Jury of The Babelgum online film festival

Spike Lee chairs a jury of industry experts drawn from around the world. Other jurors include Joe Bateman, Festival Director of the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival (U.K.); Ally Derks, Director of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Bhuvan Lall, Founder of the Indian Independent Filmmakers Worldwide Association (India); Tiziana Loschi, Managing Director of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Citia (City of Moving Images) (France); Joe Neul...

Babelgum welcomes Spike Lee to chair the Babelgum Online Film Festival Jury

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Babelgum, the free to view global Internet television network, is hosting the Babelgum Online Film Festival, a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking. The announcement was made on Saturday 1st September during its press conference at the Venice Film Festival, by Valerio Zingarelli, Chief Executive Officer of Babelgum, and critically-acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, Honorary Judge of the festival jury.The general pu...

Babelgum Online Film Festival calling for entries: $140 000 to win in 7 categories

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Babelgum, the free to view global Internet television network, is hosting the Babelgum Online Film Festival, a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking. THE JURY Spike Lee chairs a jury of industry experts drawn from around the world. Other jurors include Joe Bateman, Festival Director of the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival (U.K.); Ally Derks, Director of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Bhuvan L...

An Interview with IDFA director Ally Derks

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As International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam puts finishing touches on its 20th edition, set to launch November 22-December 2, festival director Ally Derks takes a moment to muse on this year’s standout themes, the joys of playing with a three-million-euro budget and the merry mischief of hiding a fake film for audiences to smoke out. Filmfestivals.com reached her in Amsterdam during the calm before the storm. FF: Is it a challenge to program a documentary festival that comes a week af...

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