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The Clearwater Film Festival Announces the "Film Boutique"

We finished out our submission season with exactly 200 film submissions and will be screening 60 - 70 films from around the world.  But that is not all.  The Clearwater Film Festival has one more ambitious project underway that you may like to be a part of. The Film Boutique is the beginning of what we intend to become a film market.  While traditional film markets may offer festival attendees hundreds of options in dealmaking with industry pros, we have to start somewhere, so we can't p...

Canadian Detective Story Premieres In Locarno

  YOU ARE HERE, a meta-detective story produced by ZeroFunction Productions and Scythia Films, will have its world premiere in the Filmmakers of the Present competition at the Locarno International Film Festival this week. Reminiscent of the mind-games of Charlie Kaufman and the experimentation of Steven Soderbergh, YOU ARE HERE is the first feature by internationally acclaimed Toronto-based video artist Daniel Cockburn.  The film weaves a Borgesian fantasy composed of mul...

Palm Springs Short Fest

Palm Springs ShortFest announces winners 2010 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS The Gold Mine receives 3 awards including Best of Festival Award; Off Season receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; The Story of My Life receives Future Filmmaker Award The 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, the largest short film festival and market in

Hollyshorts calling for entries now

HOLLYSHORTS     August 5 - 12, 2010 Call for Entries Late Deadline May 14 and Withoutabox Extended Deadline June 4 Download the Entry Form as a PDF Contact Info Bora Bora Way #322 Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 California USA Website:   Th...

HollyShorts monthly screening May 1

The next installment of the HollyShorts Monthly Screening series takes place May 1 in Echo Park, the top short film gets voted by audience attendees in to the 6th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 5, 12, 2010 in Hollywood. HollyShorts Monthly Screening May 1st, Saturday 8pm at the Echo Park Film Center 1200 N. Alvarado Street LA CA Tickets are $10 (includes free beer, wine, and Pura Casta Tequila) Screening 6 short films ...


 The New York City International Film Festival, NYCIFF, purpose is to bring together new, existing talented and emerging filmmakers from all over theworld to have the opportunity to showcase their film in a New York City setting.The NYCIFF debutsand will run from August 12 to 19, 2010. THE RED CARPET OPENING GALA Theopening Gala, a Black tie event, will take place at the Hudson theatre, 44thstreet and Broadway. There will be a special cocktail hour prior to the Gala.We will have 2 Oscar-winne...

A Sales Boutique Comes To Berlin

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...

Call for Entry 17th. FICMA - International Environmental Film Festival

CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS 17th INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL / Barcelona - Spain. The 17h FICMA – Environmental Film Festival will take place next June 1st-6th 2010 in Barcelona area. After 17th years the longest Environmental Film Festival in Europe starts a “New Era” being a film Festival with low emissions and footprints. In this new era we commit to be more environmentally conscious in our Festival production doing the lowest emissions. That will be our Chal...

Toronto Pictures still alive: "punctured hope" accepetd by Montreal 3 years after it's rejection from Cannes Festival

Herewith a press release from Toronto Pictures: "Bruno Pischiutta Film, PUNCTURED HOPE, Selected at Montreal World Film Festival Toronto Pictures (OTC: TTOPF) and Adhara Properties are proud to announce that the feature film PUNCTURED HOPE: A STORY ABOUT TROKOSI AND YOUNG GIRLS' SLAVERY IN TODAY'S WEST AFRICA, directed by internationally acclaimed Film Author, Bruno Pischiutta, has been selected for 'Focus on World Cinema' at the Montreal World Film Festival (August 27 - September 7, 20...

Miami FF's New Director Aims High

Monday, March 9------Occupying the post with less than three months to prepare, the Miami International Film Festival’s new director has ambitious plans for the future. Tiziana Finzi is a seasoned film professional with more than 20 years of experience in film festival programming and coordination. She began her new charge only in December, and needed to move quickly to secure films and special events in what has been a record time. Finzi has been able to draw on her extensive network of i...

Call for entry: Festivals who want to find more submissions from a quality international audience

The Bulletin Board ANNOUNCEMENTS / CALL FOR ENTRIES: BE ON IT!  Check the creative and the audience Festival comments speak for themselves: "Your site is a tremendous resource for Film festival directors, programmers, and filmmakers." Don Franken Method Fest director “In tracking our submissions this year we can attribute nearly 50% of those who submitted films to our festival, heard of us through Quite an impressive record I...

Online New England Film Festival

The Online New England Film Festival, curated by, presents an online showcase of selected films under 30 minutes in the following categories: animation, children/family, comedy, documentary, and drama.

Film Festival Locarno

Every August, around 200,000 cinema-goers, over 1,100 journalists, and 3,200 professionals converge on the small Swiss-Italian town of Locarno,which becomes the world capital of cinema. Since 65 years, the Festival del film Locarno is one of the majors international film festivals. Every August it becomes the world capital of auteur cinema for eleven days.


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Festival Partnerships

We have been working hard on building partnerships with other film festivals around Europe and beyond. My goal in developing these partnerships is three-fold.   First is to scout for the best indie films and try to get them into ÉCU thus getting more exposure for the films. Second is to show a selection of our award winning films under the banner of ‘Europe’s Best Independent Films’. Third is to give our partner festivals any publicity that we...

NEWSLETTER N° 379: September 3, 2008

AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Hollywood Awards will honor Danny Elfman KinÈo Cinema Italiano in Venice Awards "I Vicerè" Departure, a Japanese film, wins Top Prize In Montreal P.T. Anderson will receive the Fipresci Grand Prix The European Film Academy opens the vote for the People's Choice Awar...

NEWSLETTER N° 377: August 13, 2008

user and Film Festival Locarno in partnership with CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada are proud to present Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Film Festival Locarno which took place August 9 with The Premiere Panel on digital distribution in association with XDC and featuring Elisabetta Brunella (Mediasalles Secretary Gene...

Passchendaele, canadian epic to open Toronto Film Festival

With summer in its final sizzle, the Fall film festival season is just moments away. The troika of Montreal, Venice and Toronto opens the fall fest season. While other industries still relished the slow period known as the "dog days of August", the film industry is already in high gear mode, looking to these Festivals to unveil the films that everyone will be talking about this awards season.Of the three, the Toronto International Film Festival has come the furthest in the shortest time. Origina...

A Showcase For Canadian Talents In Toronto

 Wednesday, August 27------While the Toronto International Film Festival is nothing if not international in scope, the Festival has also been mindful of its role of introducing Canadian film talents to the larger public and the worldwide industry that attends the annual festival bash. Continuing in its commitment to celebrate Canadian works, the Festival will present nine new films in the Canada First! program section.Focusing on works from first-time Canadian directors as well as those prese...

Omer Pasha Biography

Omer Pasha born in Pakistan of Turkish descend developed a passion for film making and moved to Canada in his adolescent years. Omer Pasha's debut short film “The Curse” filmed in parts of Pakistan and Canada made its debut on SHAW TV on “Vancouver Masala,” in 2006. Omer Pasha became a regular performer at the Dufferin Nightclub in Vancouver, BC where he would perform his singles “The Curse” and “Who Are You” for a HIV/AIDS benefit charity “House Of Just Cuz.” Scor...

Canadian Epic To Open Toronto Film Festival

 by Sandy Mandelberger, Toronto FF Dailies Editor Monday, August 18-----With summer in its final sizzle, the Fall film festival season is just moments away. The troika of Montreal, Venice and Toronto begins in the Quebec capital later this week. While other industries still relish the slow period known as the "dog days of August", the film industry is already in high gear mode, looking to these Festivals to unveil the films that everyone will be talking about this awards season.Of th...

5 films picked up at Locarno Film Festival.

The Industry Office of the Locarno Film Festival is proud to announce that the international distribution rights for five films in the International Competition have been acquired after the announcement of the line-up mid-july 2008.Just a few days after its official screening, the Swiss film in the International Competition "Un autre homme" by Lionel Baier got picked up by the French sales agent Wide Management at the Locarno Film Festival. "Un autre homme" celebrated its world premiere last Sat...

NEWSLETTER N° 352: February 20, 2008

AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Big Sky Documentary Festival Announces Award Winners LA Pan African Film & Art Fest winners independent juries prizes during the Berlinale winners of the 2008 CINE Special Jury Awards Teddy Queer Film Award Winners Adrienne Shelly Wins ASA's Discover Screenwriting Award ...

The Summer Is Definitely Over: Toronto FF In 2 Weeks

 Friday, August 25---------In a sure sign that summer is definitely in its last throws, the Toronto International Film Festival held its major press conference earlier this week, announcing the full roster of films and special events that will be presented from September 6 to 15. In less than two weeks, the titans of the film industry, and a smattering of first-timers and more humble folk like this journalist, will venture to the "New York of the North" to be part of an extravaganza t...

Open Doors Winners At Locarno FF

 Thursday, August 16--------As an adjunct to the announcement of the top prizes at the Locarno International Film Festival this past weekend (see previous story), the Festival announced the winners in its Open Doors initiative on August 8th. Open Doors is the Festival's co-production lab,  which is organised with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The 2007 session was devoted to film projects from the Near and Middle East. Thirteen projects, selected fr...