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SILPIX FILM FESTIVAL , ELGIN, IL - March 26th & 27th 2011. - Call for TALENT HUNT - SHORT MOVIE COMPETITION

Welcome to SILPIX Children's Film Festival!

SILPIX is embarking on a adventure to bring together the cultures of India and America together through films. SILPIX is hosting its first Children’s Film festival of India in Chicago in the month of March 2011 in association with Children’s India. During the festival, there will be other activities like the workshops, movie making, introductory classes and other such activities introduced.

SILPIX Children's Film festival is first of its kind in US - 1st Indian Children’s Film Festival in America and SILPIX has plans to conduct this annually. This year's festival will be held at Visual Performance Arts Center, Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL 60123 and the festival is an all-day event on Saturday, March 26th and Sunday, March 27th, 2011

The film festival will showcase more than 26 award winning children movies from India in various Indian languages. In addition, we plan to screen other documentary and feature films from US. All the foreign language movies will have English subtitles.

SILPIX is also conducting a Talent Hunt in movie making as a part of this film festival.
·         The deadline for submitting short films is March 15th.
·         The winner(s) of the talent hunt will be considered for future SILPIX movie productions.
·         More information about talent hunt is available at
http://www.silpix.com/index.php/film-festival/talent-hunt.

Filmfest Eberswalde

Filmfest Eberswalde is a small professional film festival close to Berlin/ Germany. There are 5 competitions: short feature fil, animation film, documentary film, audience award short film, audience award documentary film

MOBFILM FESTIVAL

THE MOB'S INFLUENCE ON THE DEVELPMENT OF FILM NOIR AND HOLLYWOOD. 

FILMS THAT DIRECTLY UNDERSCORE THE MOBSTER PERSONA FROM ANY PERIOD OF TIME.

STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL ÁČKO (BRATISLAVA)

Film festival with Slovak national competition of student films.

Also we want to give a place for international student forum (Visegrad Film Forum) focused at the future of film coproduction in Europe (mostly cooperation of countries in Visegrad).

Rencontres du Cinéma Européen de Vannes

10th Vannes Europen Film Meetings (13th to19th april 2011)

2011 Newport Beach Film Festival Open for Submissions!

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Celebrating its 12th year, the Newport Beach Film Festival announces its call for entries! The 2010 Newport Beach Film festival will spotlight over 300 films from around the world, including feature length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films that will compete for a series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards. In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, an industry seminar series and question and answer sessions with filmmakers.  ...

Branchage fest wrap

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THE BRANCHAGE FESTIVAL in Jersey came to a spectacular close last Sunday night with Zombie Zombie performing live to BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN from the back of a tug boat anchored out in St Helier harbour, with 300 excited people watching from the harbour-side. Check out this photo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/branchagefilmfestival/5036406718/ plus all the Branchage 2010 photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/branchagefilmfestival/ • We'd like to thank the following filmmakers and film gu...

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival

FLICKERS discovers and empowers filmmakers. Held in Providence, Newport and locations throughout the state of Rhode Island, RIIFF is one of only a handful of festivals worldwide that is a qualifying event for the Academy Awards (i.e. “Oscars”). RIIFF incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars, educational programs, and award ceremonies into a weeklong extravaganza. Cited as one of the "Best International and Short Film Festivals in the United States," RIIFF is New England’s largest film festival, screening a record 175 films. Its innovative programming, cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences have made the Festival a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe. Contact 401-861-4445 or check out the schedule at www.RIFilmFest.org.

The 2010 Angeleno Short Film Festival

The Angeleno Short Film Festival is now accepting short films.  August 29th, 2010, at CINESPACE in Hollywood, CA, the winning films will be announced at an award ceremony! Visit http://www.angelenofest.com for all details! 

Films which have not been reviewed

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I was checking through Facebook and I saw a review of Bobby Moresco's newest film which was shown at Newport Beach Film Festival. I had gone to the festival but did not know his film "The Kings of Appletown" was even there and  his is a friend. What I realized ,as a festival organizer and attendee, is that many films do not get their film reviewed.So all that time put into making it and no press. So I decided today to contact some of the fests and find some very cool films which fell ...

Valpolicella Film Festival

Valpolicella Film Festival is a short film and script festival based in Verona, Northern Italy, this year taking place from the 23rd to the 27th of November.

Celebrating the powerful relationship between word and image, we focused our festival on fiction. Moreover, our competition is open to film-makers and scriptwriters - deadline on the 31st of July.

Many of our main events promote international cooperation with other film festivals, our beautiful landscape as a perfect location for movies and young boys and girls creativity.

Famous for its vineyards, Valpolicella also offers a perfect environment for talking about the movies you've just seen, tasting a delightful glass of wine. 

INCONNU FESTIVAL ("The Festival of Unknowns") - Call For Entries

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The Inconnu Festival ("The Festival of Unknowns") is an international festival of self-produced short films, organized by students at the University of Paris-Denis Diderot.  The festival takes place in Paris from April 15-18 2010. The deadline has been set to Thursday, 1st of April To insure fairness to all participants, all short films must: - last less than 25 minutes. - be subtitled in (at least) English if the original is in a language other than French. Please send your f...

Los Angeles United Film Festival

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This year’s line-up will include several outstanding Los Angeles Premieres. The first of which is the hilarious romantic comedy, How to Make Love to a Woman, which deals with one man's quest to learn what it really takes to please his girlfriend. Starring Josh Myers, Krysten Ritter, Ian Somerhalder and Ken Jeong. Official Rejection is an enjoyable, informative and humorous documentary that takes us inside the film festival world. Bicycle Dreams is the powerful true story of the Race Across Ame...

Sundance, Can We Talk?

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  Joan Rivers, the queen of comedy who has been perfecting her craft in a career that spans over five decades, is as unlikely a personality as one would expect to find in the uber-indie surroundings of Park City. However, the comedienne, who is as well known for her addiction to plastic surgery as she is for her classic comedy ("can we talk?" being her signature catchphrase) is here at the Sundance Film Festival for the world premiere of the documentary JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF...

Four Days of Therapy for the Population

Montreal's Concordia University is filled with creative, ambitious and radical young artists and academics. The Students of Philosophy Association, SoPhiA, is reaching out to this rich and varied community with their first Film Festival. Over the course of four days, the festival organizers aim to screen at least twelve outstanding films from around the world:

"We are looking for short films of all kinds (shorts, fiction, documentary, and everything in between) to be shown at the festival, titled "Four Days of Therapy for the Population". It is a festival which should be the basis for questioning the human condition. We want to create a place where questions are posed, and discussion blooms. The major themes are centered around relational human experience: in relation to oneself, (identity), to others, and finally in relation to the objective world."

Any and all submissions will be considered (French or English)

Audience votes for their favourite of the fest! 

 

Renderyard Online Documentary Festival

  1. Renderyard Online Documentary Festival runs from 15th to 23rd May 2010 and supports the screening of new short documentary films. The Festival is held on the Renderyard web site is Free to watch. Renderyard is working with our sponcer CINELAN co-founded by Morgan Spurlock the director of the award winning Super Size Me and our partner Garden Thieves Pictures. You can submit as many films as you wish and they must be between 2:30 & 3:30 minutes in length and be a documentary you can explore any genre and interest.

    Win $1000 including a prestigious Renderyard Award.

Submit Your Film click here

International Adventure Film Festival in Val d'Isère FRANCE

Hello,


Selections for the 14th International Adventure Film Festival in Val
d'Isère (Savoy - France) are now taking place until December 7th.


The festival will be held at the Henri Oreiller Congress Centre from Monday
19th to Thursday 22th April 2010.

We are looking for documentaries lasting at least 14 minutes based on the theme of
adventure and discovery.
We are interested in all aspects of adventure.
Films entered must feature one of the following subjects: adventure,
exploration, ethnic encounters, sport or expeditions.

Please send us your DVDs with the completed and signed entry form
before December 7th 2009.

The entry form is downloadable from our website.
http://www.fest21.com/

This festival is always an event rich in encounters, shared emotions and
experiences.

The event includes eleven films, a jury of well-known adventurers and three
prizes including one awarded by the public.
A debate with each adventurer follows each film.
Entry is free to our ever-increasing number of adventure enthusiasts and this year a third screen has been added so that everyone can experience the adventure.


Best regards
Violaine Schneider
Val d'Isere Tourist Office
http://www.fest21.com/

 

Houston Comedy Film Festival

The first annual Houston Comedy Film Festival will be held in Houston, Texas over three days, December 8-10, 2009. The HCFF serves as a forum for comedy films and comedians from all over the world to showcase their films in Houston, Texas.

Categories include: Feature Films, Short Films, Animated Films, Music Videos and Stand-up Comedy videos. All films will be screened in a DLP theater on Blu-Ray DVD or Standard DVD. There are also 13 different awards that will be given at the awards ceremony including the $1000 USD Audience Choice Award.

http://www.HoustonComedyFilmFestival.com

Film submission to festivals

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Festivals exposure is considered by most experts as the strongest avenue for filmmakers to promote their films. Submitting film to festivals will usually consume a lot of time energy and money. You first need to search for the relevant festivals for your films, go through the rules and regulation, download and fill submission forms for each festival and send it. Filmfestivals.com and fest21.com want to simplify your film submission process to festivals with our free digital tool FestivalExpress...

A few good books on festivals

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DEKALOG 3: ON FILM FESTIVALS Richard Porton (ed.) In an increasingly ‘event-driven' cultural environment, film festivals are now regarded as indispensable. Yet are festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and Toronto being sabotaged by their own success? Do they truly serve the needs of cinephiles, as well as the larger public? These are among the questions explored in essays, memoirs and impassioned polemics by a distinguished array of critics and programmers. This timely anthology begins w...

Some recent books on film festivals

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DEKALOG 3: ON FILM FESTIVALSRichard Porton (ed.)http://www.wallflowerpress.co.uk/product/dekalog/Dekalog03_on_film_festivals In an increasingly ‘event-driven' cultural environment, film festivals are now regarded as indispensable. Yet are festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and Toronto being sabotaged by their own success? Do they truly serve the needs of cinephiles, as well as the larger public? These are among the questions explored in essays, memoirs and impassioned polemics by a distinguish...

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