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The judges for this year's Hollywood World Awards

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The 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival, presented by Starz, today announced the judges for this year's Hollywood World Awards. Created to recognize the best in international cinema, the Hollywood World Awards will be presented at the Hollywood Awards gala, which culminates the festival on October 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.A panel of international judges, chaired by Mike Goodridge, editor of Screen International, consists of critics and festival directors who select the sh...

Russel Edwards Guest Blogs Sydney Fest for APSA

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The Sydney Film Festival opened last night with Ken Loach’s Looking For Eric, direct from Competition at the 62nd Cannes International Film Festival. Join us online as APSA Nominations Council member and Variety critic, Russell Edwards guest blogs SFF exclusively for APSA, reporting back with the news and inside scoop from the event that kicks off Australia’s film festival season.Russell will focus on the significant Asia-Pacific line up at SFF including several A-P titles in Official Compet...

The short film buyers’ and distributors’ “Who’s Who”

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Guadalupe ARENSBURG Responsable for short film acquisitions, Canal + Spain Lucia NICOLAI Head of Editorial, Qoob - MTV (Italy) Patrice CARRÉ Chief Editor and Buyer , Ciné Cinéma (France)     Agusti Argelich GIRONES Aquisition manager, V3 Televisio de Catalunya Angèle PAULINO Responsable for cinema short films, TV5 Monde Mary LAMPE Executive Producer, PBS Texas ...

Cinema decline? Don't believe flawed research

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There’s a memorable scene in Duck Soup when one of the Marx Brothers, who when caught red-handed while engaged in skullduggery, asks a witness, “Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?” It’s a marvelous metaphor for those perplexing times in life when a common sense observation conflicts with information from a third party. A few weeks ago, a reputable syndicated researcher reported its findings that 35% of consumers in a survey responded that they go to fewer movies over th...

2008 CMJ Music Marathon College Radio Awards Ceremony Photos

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By Maria Esteves - December 30, 2008 The 28th Annual CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2008 (CMJ08), College Radio Awards ceremony was held at New York University Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Thursday, October 23, 3:45 P.M. The ceremony honored America's best DJs, producers, promoters, remixers, radio shows, and podcasts in college radio. CMJ08 five-time College Radio Award winner (Most Groundbreaking, BestPodcast, Biggest Asset To The Community, Station Of The Year, Most Li...

Shaw Brothers Films to be distributed via 30,000 Internet Cafés In China

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Celestial Pictures Strikes Strategic Alliance With Netmovie To DistributeShaw Brothers Films Via 30,000 Internet Cafés In ChinaCelestial Pictures has announced a strategic deal with Beijing Netmovie Co., Ltd. (Netmovie) to distribute 662 Shaw Brothers films through various cinema lines centered on VV8.com, such as China Internet Cafes Cinema Line, China Cyber Cinema Line, China Campus Cinema Line and China Domestic Cinema Line. The deal will also encompass 170 hours of original TV dramas from ...

Reporters Europe Cup 2008 Kicks Off in Hungary

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Hungary’s Reporters Europe Cup 2008 opened its doors yesterday afternoon in Nyíregyháza to start its 4-day-long international contest of short films. The competition, which runs between 24-27 April, will have over 120 news reporters gathered together from all over the world. Lying on the border of four different countries and the Schengen zone, the city is the perfect place to welcome visitors from all around the world. This is the 4th time that the event happens in Nyíregyháza. All togeth...

Let fmx/08 make your day - every day! may 5-8

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Monday May 05: Get started Monday morning with the opening of fmx/08, fmx/artek and the exhibition Into the Pixel with a welcome address by Prof.Thomas Schadt, Director of Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. Get a personalized kick-off to the fmx/conference with a keynote by Glenn Entis, listen in on talks about animation and digital media as well as lectures on post-production and tech-talks in fmx/technologies and animation media in fmx/review. Visit fmx/expo, school offerings, workshops, suites ...

SXSW launches The Greenlight Awards competition for digital series

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ON Networks(R) (ON), in partnership with South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival, today announced it is now accepting submissions for the recently announced Greenlight Awards(TM) at http://www.thegreenlightawards.com. The site can also be accessed through the SXSW or ON websites. The Greenlight Awards competition is the industry's first to recognize the next great, original and episodic digital series. Finalists will compete in two categories - best concept and best show - and wil...

Indian media and entertainment close to "large-scale evolution"

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Panjim (Goa), Nov 23: India's media and entertainment (M&E) sector is close to a "large-scale, game-changing evolution". Digital technology and distribution, the growth of home entertainment, new distribution media like internet and IPTV, and the growing global appeal of new Indian movies are all driving this trend, says a new report here. Business lobby network CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) commissioned international management consultants A.T. Kearney to "provide in...

Hollywood Film Festival's Prizes

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The 11th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's "Hollywood Awards(r)" ceremony, honoring independent filmmakers and established Hollywood professionals, was held last night before a standing-room-only audience of over 1,200 Hollywood Film Festival(r) attendees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.The festival, presented by STARZ, announced this year's winner of the "Hollywood Movie of the Year Award" -- Zach Snyder's "300" -- which was chosen by the public voting online at the Yahoo! Movies we...

2007 Medien Forum Cologne - Film and Television Perspectives

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ln June the public media authorities of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW), the most populous German state with the largest economic output, staged the annual Medien Forum in close cooperation with the media industry and professional associations. The Forum was first initiated in 1988 by the governing social democratic party and had the objective of facilitating the transition of NRW’s steel and coal based economy to a knowledge intensive service economy with a strong information and media compon...

Berlinale Still a Grande Dame Among Film Festivals comments DW-World.de

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With Berlin's international film festival starting next Friday, its director seems worried about well-funded competitors on the festival circuit. Experts say that he needn't lose too much sleep over it. DDA's Chris Paton, Filmfestivals.com Bruno Chatelin, Thorsten Schaumann, the head of Bavaria Films express their views. But is there a controversy? Read full article onDeutsche Welle website ...

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Cologne Conference 2006: Spiegel TV & Film Festival.

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As the 16th edition shows, the Cologne Conference held from May 18. – 24, 2006 has become the most important annual German platform for presenting the innovative international fiction and non- fiction television fare as well as influential professional seminars. It could be best compared to a one-week crash course in reflexive high quality television and film. Under the current direction of Martin Richter, there is continued emphasis on film, as exemplified by this year’s comprehensive Micha...

Sue Malden: new Chair of FOCAL International.

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Sue Malden has been chosen to be the new Chair of FOCAL International.Four very strong candidates had put themselves forward for the position left empty since the death of Jane Mercer last September.Sue brings a wealth of experience from the archive side of the business having worked at the BBC archives for over twenty years - as Head of BBC Broadcast Archives, then Head of Marketing BBC Information & Archives and finally as Corporate Affairs Manager BBC I&A. Since leaving the BBC she has contin...

Ohio Independent Film Festival highlights

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The 2005 Ohio Independent Film Festival, November 6 -13.· Sunday, November 6, 9a-6p: 6th ANNUAL DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY (DP) WORKSHOP AND AIVF SALON with Richard Walsh (Ireland) and Cleveland legend Robert C. Banks, Jr. An IP signature event, this wildly popular, hands-on workshop allows participants to help DPs light and shoot scenes on 16mm film, which is then screened the next weekend at the festival. Fee is $50, which includes lunch the day of the workshop and one admission to the festival ...

Pixie Flix Fest at the Disneyland Hotel

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THE GAYEST FILM FESTIVAL OF ALL AT THE GAYEST PLACE ON EARTH (September 20, 2004)Pirates of the Caribbean is not the only film to makes its premiere at Disneyland. The resort will become host to the West Coast Premiere of a new Australian film and a new Southern California gay film festival. Presented by Technophiliax and Midway Ford the Pixie Flix Fest will have screenings of their winning films at the Disneyland Hotel on Sunday, October 3rd. Coined "the gayest film festival of all... at the ga...

FICMA 2004 Awards

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FICMA FICMA 2004 AWARDSJury Members of the International Environmental Film Festival 2004 awarded films as follows:Golden SunTrawnco, Reunidos junto al agua Filmmaker: Mario TondatoCountry: Argentina/SpainLength: 55 min.Silver SunUn tal EusebiFilmmaker: Iban del Campo Country: SpainLength: 27 min.Bronze Sun (Amateur)FachadasFilmmaker: Raquel Diaz FernandezCountry: SpainLength: 58 min.SPECIAL PRIZESDOCUMANIA AWARDFarther than the eye can seeFilmmaker: Michael BrownProducer: Les GuthmanCountry: US...

Jana Bennett will open MIPTV proceedings

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Jana Bennett, Director of Television BBC, will open proceedings at MIPTV and MILIA 2004 (Cannes, March 29 – April 2), with a keynote speech on “The Future of Television Programming in a Cross-Platform World” (March 30).Jana Bennett replaces former BBC Director General Greg Dyke as the opening keynote speaker. Greg Dyke resigned from the BBC on January 29.Jana Bennett’s speech will underline the growing importance of convergence to television executives – a subject which is set to be at...

ROADance: another Park City street event

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The ROADance Festival in its 3rd edition and will take place in Park City, UT during the same 10 days of the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, January 15-25, 2004 The Festival is for Short films, showcasing 3-5 minutes mostly. The festival takes place outdoors in the streets (roads) and parking lots of park city....hence the name road dance or ROADance The theatre is actually a standard 14 foot cube truck with a digital projector, a tape deck, a diesel generator and a rear projection screen...Inter...

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