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46th Chicago International Film Festival to Honor Ron Howard at 2010 Summer Gala

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The 46th Chicago International Film Festival will honor Ron Howard with its Silver Hugo Career Achievement Award on June 12, 2010. During the Festival’s annual Summer Gala, the acclaimed actor, producer and director will receive the award, in recognition of his outstanding 50-year career in the film industry. Past recipients of this award have included Steven Spielberg, Orson Welles, Francois Truffaut, Sigourney Weaver, Nicholas Cage, Jodie Foster, Robin Williams and Clint Eastwood. On this...

Competition winners of Aspen Shortsfest 2010 announced

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After six days of screenings and special presentations, Aspen Film announced today the competition winners of Aspen Shortsfest 2010. The Aspen Shortsfest Awards Ceremony was held Sunday, April 11, at the Wheeler Opera House. Aspen Shortsfest is recognized as one of North America's premier showcases for short film. The festival's centerpiece, the Oscar®-qualifying International Competition, reflected the incredible diversity and breadth of today's short films - whether drama, comedy, anim...

International Film Festival Summit Europe: The Agenda from the Amsterdam conference April 8-9, 2010

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 8:30 am - Registration Opens 9:15 am - 9:30 am Opening Remarks by Conference Chair 9:30 am - 10:30 am Panel "What's Really Going on?"          There has been a great deal of scrutiny on what some say are problems with the current festival model.  Take a step back to look at the big picture.  You spend all year with your nose to the grind and making your festival the best it can be, this is a great opportunity to hear from industry...

NEWSLETTER N° 459: April 1, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 459: April 1, 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 ...

NEWSLETTER N° 458: March 24, 2010

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............. WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 458: March 24, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly 3rd Babelgum Online Film Festival April 2 - 19, 2010 Good news, filmmakers! The 3rd annual Babelgum Online Film Festival is open for submissions— until March 28. The Babelgum Online Film Festival (mobile and online viewing and voting) was created to...

VDFE: New board / new management / new office in the capital

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The Association of German Film Exporters voted Jochem Strate and Michael Weber at its annual assembly as the new board members. The lawyer Edith Forster was appointed as the new managing director and will succeed Lothar Wedel who is retiring on 30 April 2010 after 25 years' service. In addition, the Association will now also have an office in Berlin alongside the one in Munich.   The VDFE (Association of German Film Exporters) is one of the three shareholders who founded G...

Marc Price and Nancy Bishop confirrmed speakers on FEST Training Ground

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Marc Price is the person responsible of one of the biggest film phenomenons in 2009 with its film "Colin" "Colin" hit the spotlight in Cannes where the film wowed by the critics and got several distribution deals, but some films have achieved similar objective, but none of the others had a similar budget to "Colin" that was made for 50 Euros! This achievement made Marc Price a case study, he wrote "Colin" during his day work and suddenly he was...

Marc Price and Nancy Bishop confirmed on FEST Training Ground

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Marc Price is the person responsible of one of the biggest film phenomenons in 2009 with its film "Colin""Colin" hit the spotlight in Cannes where the film wowed by the critics and got several distribution deals, but some films have achieved similar objective, but none of the others had a similar budget to "Colin" that was made for 50 Euros!This achievement made Marc Price a case study, he wrote "Colin" during his day work and suddenly he was in Cannes, and soon after in every major news media. ...

FIFDH Paris 2010 Awards

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  > FIFDH Paris 2010 Awards : The 8th edition of the Paris International Film Festival on Human Rights (FIFDH) which took place at the Nouveau Latina cinema (4th arr.) from 9-16 March managed to reveal the complexity of human rights breaches as well as those of economic social and cultural rights (DESC) and civil and political rights. The juries of the "Creative Documentaries" and "Investigative reports" categories were made up of two teams of professional...

TLAgay.com Launches Annual Awards

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TLAgay.com to Honor the Best of Gay Entertainment in New Annual Awards Program TLAgay.com (http://www.tlagay.com/), one of the largest online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailers in the country, announced today the launch of the 2010 Gaybie Awards. The Gaybies will honor the very best in gay and lesbian movies, television, literature, online journalism and film festivals from 2009. Categories include Best Openly Gay Actor in a Film or TV Series, Best Television Series featu...

New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2010 Coverage and Photos

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By Maria Esteves - March 10, 2010 The snowy winter conditions, news of designer Alexander McQueen's death and recent Haiti's earthquake set the tone at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York Fall/Winter 2010 (MBFW/FW10) which celebrated its final season in the iconic Bryant Park Tents, February 11-18, 2010. Produced by IMG Fashion, this season included over 80 outstanding shows in the Tents hosted by designers from all over the world such as Custo Barcelona, Perry Ellis, Diane von Furstenber...

Harishchchandrachi Factory will open Phuket Festival

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The 2nd edition of the Phuket Film Festival which runs June 4 - 13 on the beautiful resort island of Phuket, Thailand is pleased to announce its Opening Film will be the Asian premiere of Indian director Paresh Mokashi's debut film, Harishchchandrachi Factory. Director Mokashi will attend. Harishchchandrachi Factory was India's entry to the 2010 Oscars in the Foreign Language Film category.   The quirky, light hearted film depicts the struggle of Dadasaheb Phalke, the...

New York Festivals Announces 2010 International Television & Film Awards Advisory Board

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New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards announced the appointment of its 2010 Advisory Board.  This year's Advisory Board includes a lineup of prominent international media professionals who will help pilot the expansion of the competition's global footprint.    "The insightful contributions and stellar reputations of the board members will be key in elevating and expanding the reach of NYF's Television & Film Awards competition, and   with th...

New York Festivals Announces 2010 International Television & Film Awards Advisory Board

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NYF Advisory Board Recruits Executives from HBO, ESPN, MTVU, Astro Entertainment, The Edge Picture Company, Showtime, and Radio Television Hong Kong. New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards announced the appointment of its 2010 Advisory Board. This year’s Advisory Board includes a lineup of prominent international media professionals who will help pilot the expansion of the competition’s global footprint. “The insightful contributions and stellar reputations of the boa...

A Sales Boutique Comes To Berlin

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With a record number of sales companies participating at this year's European Film Market (along with an obvious drop in the number of buyers), it is heartening to hear that there are new companies coming into the fold, attempting to re-energize the sales sector and infuse it with new blood and new energy. A company that is coming on strong at the Market is CINESAVVY, a new sales and production company based in Toronto. The buzz surrounding this new kid on the block is the high-profile c...

Opening Ceremony of the Berlinale Talent Campus & Award Ceremony for the Berlin Today Award

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Jonah and the Vicarious Nature of Homesickness by Bryn Chainey wins the Berlin Today Award 2010 Festival Director Dieter Kosslick, together with the heads of the Campus, Matthijs Wouter Knol and Christine Tröstrum, director Isabel Coixet and film composer Alexandre Desplat, opened the Berlinale Talent Campus 2010 on Saturday evening (13.2) in the Theater Hebbel am Ufer. Until February 18, 350 Talents from 95 countries will meet with renowned international experts at the Hebbel am Ufer...

The Kids Are All Right Premieres at Sundance Film Festival to Rave Reviews

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Director Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2010 to very positive reviews, resulting in one of the festival's most visible bidding war. Rumored suitors included Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, The Weinstein Company, and Summit Entertainment; however, Focus Features (the specialty film unit of Universal Pictures) confirmed on Thursday that they had picked up distribution rights for the United States, the United Kingdom, South...

People's Choice Award for winner of AFM's Favorite Film Pitch Contest

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  David Minnihan's pitch of Father John will receive a People's Choice Award as winner of the American Film Market's 2009 Favorite Film Pitch contest, announced AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf and People's Choice Awards President Fred Nelson.                                   Photo of David Minnihan, winner o...

The Global Film Village: Rose Kuo Lands At Santa Fe Film Festival with Michael Hare as Co-Executive Directors

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  by Marla Lewin The Santa Fe Film Festival has announced the selection of Michael Hare and Rose Kuo as Co-Executive Directors of the Festival succeeding Founder and Executive Director, Jon Bowman, whose retirement from the Festival was announced late last year. Commenting on the selections of Hare and Kuo, Tom Maguire, Sante Fe Film Festival Chairman of the Board, said “The Sante Fe Film Festival has enjoyed much success over the course of its ten year history and we are p...

David Minnihan’s pitch of Father John awarded by AFM 09

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David Minnihan’s pitch of Father John will receive a People’s Choice Award as winner of the American Film Market’s 2009 Favorite Film Pitch contest, announced AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf and People’s Choice Awards President Fred Nelson.After casting tens of thousands of votes at www.peopleschoice.com from Jan. 6-20, the public named the pitch for the adventure spy drama produced by Minnihan and written by Steven G. Long as its favorite to receive an official Waterford Crystal Peo...

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

Together with the fmx - Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media, the Internationale Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart - Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is developing into the biggest and most important meeting in the world of animated film. With an enthusiastic audience, a unique location and countless international guests, the ITFS is a regular fixture on the international animation scene and is one of Germany's outstanding cultural events.

Founded in 1982, the Festival of Animated Film has always promoted artistic animated films, young talented artists and the entire animated film sector. The prize categories, with prize money of over 50,000 Euros, attract the newest and most up-to-date animation films from around the world.

The accompanying events and programmes range from presentations by schools and studios, showcases of famous animation artists and the popular “Best Of Animation” series, right up to screenplay writer workshops with well-known animated film professionals. Industry professionals value the numerous workshops, lectures, and presentations as they provide a unique opportunity to make contacts and familiarize oneself with the latest developments. The public enjoys the variety of the presentation and the relaxed festival atmosphere. At the festival’s open air programme on the Schlossplatz in Stuttgart, the people of Stuttgart celebrate the art of animated film together with guests from all over the world.


Competitions:

International Competition
The International Competition is the heart of the Festival. Artistically outstanding short animated films, released over the last 12 months can be seen here.

Young Animation
The Young Animation competition shows the best films produced by talented young filmmakers and students from international film and art schools.

Tricks for Kids
Competition for the bestanimated shorts made for children.

AniMovie
The feature film competition AniMovie screens a selection of internationally outstanding feature-length animated films.

Cartoon for Teens
The competition features the best animated short films, series, Animes, miachinimas, and cut scenes from computer games for young people aged 12 - 18 years.

Animated Com Award
Award for applied animation in the field of advertising, technology and spatial communication

German Voice Actor Award
Award for the best voice Actor in an animated feature film

German Animation Screenplay Award
Award for the best screenplay in  for an animated feature film

Crazy Horse Session - 48h Animation Jam
International teams take on the challenge to produce an animated short film involving the festivals's mascot Trixi within 48 hours.

The International Film Festival Summit presented the IFFS Excellence Awards

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The International Film Festival presented their 3rd Annual IFFS Excellence Awards on Monday at the 6th Annual International Film Festival Summit. For the third consecutive year, the IFFS Excellence Awards honored and paid tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals. "As film festivals continue to evolve and play a larger and more pivotal role in the entertainment industry we were absolutely thrilled to honor such accomplished and dedicated...

The International Film Festival Summit presented the IFFS Excellence Awards

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The International Film Festival presented their 3rd Annual IFFS Excellence Awards on Monday at the 6th Annual International Film Festival Summit. For the third consecutive year, the IFFS Excellence Awards honored and paid tribute to the dedicated professionals and executives managing film festivals. "As film festivals continue to evolve and play a larger and more pivotal role in the entertainment industry we were absolutely thrilled to honor such accomplished and dedicated professionals for thei...

Speakers line up in Vegas International Film Festival Summit 2009

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Rajendra Roy The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film The Museum of Modern Art Jonathan Sehring President IFC Colin Stanfield Executive Director Nantucket Film Festival Sarah Pearce Operat...

Interview with Kristo Toffer, Managing director of PÖFF

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Interview with Kristo Toffer, Managing director of PÖFF from Tallinn Black Nights FF on Vimeo. ...

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