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European Fantastic Shorts: Short but sweet

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European Fantastic Shorts, the short film festival of Imagine: 25th Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival, contains around twenty films this year. Varying from three minutes to just over fifteen; from all over Europe right down to Croatia.15 to 26 April 2009 – Pathé Tuschinskiwww.imaginefilmfestival.nlShort films appear to be getting longer and longer. Fortunately it’s a case of more is more. Like the French COUPÉ COURT (Pascal Chind, 2007) which goes on for 17 minutes but feels not a second t...

Los Angeles Film Festival

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THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL June 18-28, 2009   Call for Entries No longer accepting submissions for the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival Contact Info Los Angeles Film Festival Film Independent 9911 West Pico Blvd, 11th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90035, USA 310.432.1209 310.432.1203 FAX 9911 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035 LAFilmFest@FilmIndependent.org STAFF Rebecca Yeldham Director Gloria G. Campbell, Managing Director Progr...

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival

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The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival March 5-8, 2009 Call for Entries - Click here The final submission deadline is December 15th, with a late deadline at January 15th 2009 Organiser Contact Information For more info, contact us at: L.A. Comedy Shorts 2009 2118 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1140 Santa Monica, CA 90403 info@lacomedyshorts.com The Staff Festival Director: Ryan Higman Festival Artistic Director: Gary Anthony Williams Festival Programmer: Jeannie Roshar...

ECU The European Independent Film Festival

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The European Independent Film Festival 2009 March 2009 Call for Entries - Click here The final submission deadline is December 15th, with a late deadline at January 15th 2009 Organiser Contact Information: The European Independent Film Festival 2007 ECU Film Festival 80 rue Legendre 75017, Paris France   E-mail info@ecufilmfestival.com Executive Branch Jean-Marie Allin Scott Hillier 2007 Selection Committee Scott H...

Shorts Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2009

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2009 SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA June, 2009 Call For Entries Deadline: Online Form Submission deadline for all categories (International, Japan, Asia International and STOP! Global Warming) is November 15th, 2008. OFFICIAL CONTACT Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia Office 2F Urban Building, 2-4-8 Hirakawacho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 Japan E-mail: submissio...

Reel Talks programming at San Diego Latino

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REEL TALKS, Co-Presented by FRONTERA FILMMAKERSSan Diego Latino Film Festival once again takes audiences behind the scenes with its REEL TALKS programming with the help of Latino Public Broadcasting, Nickelodeon and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Documentary filmmaking, special effects creation and animation will be spotlighted in this years edition of REEL TALKS.“The caliber of talent involved in this year’s REEL TALKS inspired an entire set of related programming that will appeal to local...

Sunscreen Film Festival

Sunscreen Film Festival is organized and presented by the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Film Society, a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization, which is dedicated to educating the public about the art of visual storytelling, enhancing opportunities for local filmmakers to develop their craft and art, and increasing the public’s awareness and support of local filmmaking as a cultural and economic asset. 

History:

The Sunscreen Film Festival has grown from its first festival in a local art gallery with 600 attendees in 2006 to a nationally recognized event with an attendance of over 11,000 people in 2011.  The SSFF has screened over 600 independent films in its first 6 years.  The festival is based at the Baywalk Entertainment Complex and Muvico 20 Theaters.  The festival additionally utilizes multiple locations around downtown St. Petersburg.

Sunscreen places a great emphasis on supporting and encouraging Florida based talent.  A grant has been established and given to the past two Best Florida Film winners at Sunscreen.  Additionally SSFF has film acquisition execs in attendance every year.  Over a dozen films have been picked up for distribution in the last 3 years at Sunscreen. 

Sunscreen is different from other festivals in that the festival guests are expected to take part in workshops, classes or some other manner that supports the mission of the festival.  Guests are asked to participate in educational programming as a part of their attendance at the festival.  Past guests over the first 6 festivals have included;

Just a few of our past guests have included:

  • actor John Travolta (Grease, Pulp Fiction)
  • actor Kelly Preston (Jerry Maguire)
  • actor Billy Dee Williams (Empire Strikes Back, Brian’s Song)
  • actor Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, Phantom of the Opera)
  • actor Jeff Donovan (Burn Notice, Changeling)
  • actor Ethan Supplee (My Name is Earl, Butterfly Effect)
  • actor Bill Cobbs (Night at the Museum, over 100 credits)
  • actor Alexa Vega (Spy Kids 1,2,3, Broken Hill)
  • actor Ayanna Berkshire (Twilight, Leverage)
  • actor Solomon Trimble (Twilight)

  • Ralph Winter (Producer, X-men 1-3, Wolverine, Fantastic Four, Star Trek 2-4)
  • Phil Cooke (Author, Filmmaker, Media Consultant)
  • Dean Batali (Producer, Head Writer, That 70’s Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Sean Covel (Producer, Napoleon Dynamite)
  • Doc Wyatt (Producer, Napoleon Dynamite)
  • Leo Partible (Comic Author, Producer)

  • screenwriter Timothy J. Sexton (Oscar nominee for Children of Men)
  • screenwriter Steven de Souza (Die Hard, 48 Hours)
  • casting director Lana Veenker (Twilight, Leverage)
  • casting director John Jackson (About Schmidt, Sideways)
  • composer, musician Michael Tolcher, (Scrubs, One Tree Hill, ESPN)
  • producer Dave Anderson (Prince of Egypt)
  • distribution, finance, acquisitions Jamie Fleming
  • distribution, finance, acquisitions John Flynn

Description:

The Sunscreen Film Festival which is put on by The non-profit St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Society not only screens great films and brings in top notch Hollywood talent but it also provides excellent year round programming.  The festival’s year round programming includes; special film screenings in partnership with and screened at the Museum of Fine Arts in downtown St. Petersburg, free outdoor film screenings, a Film School Summer Camp, and educational “Film Schools” for adults and kids throughout the year.  As well as actor’s workshops and community support programs.  Sunscreen additionally screens local independent films throughout the year in a theater environment to support local and Florida filmmakers.

The Sunscreen Film Festival is steadily growing into one of the top film festivals in the country. By programming great films, and bringing in top notch industry talent Sunscreen has established itself as one of the best young film festivals around. 

Sunscreen continues to receive community support from the following entities in the form of resources and in-kind donations.  The City of St. Petersburg, The Pinellas County Film Commission, The St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, The University of Tampa, Southeastern University Lakeland, The Dali Museum, Baywalk Entertainment Complex and Muvico Theaters, and The Renaissance Vinoy Resort.

Cinema Shorts Film Festival

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Firstglance Film Festival Philadelphia

New categories, new awards and named one of the 40 indie friendliest companies in the US and one of the 25 BEST FILM FESTIVAL INVESTMENTS by Moviemaker Magazine.Open to all filmmakers from around the world from student films to professional. Categories range from Features to shorts in Narrative and Documentary, Animated Shorts, Music Videos, WebSeries Pilots, Student Shorts and Studio and Indie 3D films.  All Official Selections receive an award package. Over $60,000 in prizes awarded in 2011, New sliding scale Grand Prize, with 5,000 cash prize for each 1000 entries and 500 cash prize to categories receiving over 200 entries. All Features are eligible for a RED CARPET premiere screening in Las Vegas calued at over $25,000 USD and allows filmmakers the possiblity of theatrical distribution in the states for a revenue sharing distribution deal and keep all your rights.

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Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen

Go Short is an annual new, refreshing film festival for European short films. It is a unique event in The Netherlands at which the audience is treated to short films. The festival's main location is the local multifunctional arthouse LUX.

Go Short is the Dutch festival for short film. For five days, around 300 short films are screened in Nijmegen. Besides screenings there are exhibitions, workshops, performances, parties and more!
Established in 2008 Go Short shows a wide variation of short films, most of them made by young, talented filmmakers from all over Europe. The festival's main program contains national, international, student and online competitions (containing fiction, animation, documentary and art film). The student competition, Breaking Shorts, is selected by the student film platform Breaking Ground. Competitions are judged by multiple professional juries. Go Short also presents multiple out-of-competition-programs.

Northern Lights

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London premiere of "Stingers", digital shorts fostered by Northern Film and Media (20/1/09) There was no sign of Cleo but de cinq a sept seems now to have become the time when regional film agencies visit their latest wares on the movers and shakers of the metropolitan media milieu. I was glad to have attended the showcase presented by Newcastle-based Northern Film and Media of some of the latest digital shorts from their 'Stingers' scheme, co-funded by the UK Film Council, in the sud...

Northern Lights

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London premiere of "Stingers", digital shorts fostered by Northern Film and Media (20/1/09) There was no sign of Cleo but de cinq a sept seems now to have become the time when regional film agencies visit their latest wares on the movers and shakers of the metropolitan media milieu. I was glad to have attended the showcase presented by Newcastle-based Northern Film and Media of some of the latest digital shorts from their 'Stingers' scheme, co-funded by the UK Film Council, in the suddenly busy ...

Clermond Ferrand Shorts program highlights

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31st CLERMONT-FERRAND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVALMusical and Netherlands...January 30 - February 7, 200931st Edition: Safe as HousesComing up on its thirty-first edition, the Clermont-Ferrand film festival proves, once again, that short films are safe as houses. Whether you’re talking about our three competitions or the numerous panoramas and retrospectives, cut-rate is not in our vocabulary. Short films remain a long-term guarantee for living, imaginative cinema, and in that regard, Cl...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 7th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

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The Seventh Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) seeks narrative, documentary, music videos, experimental, children’s and animated films of any length and format. The festival will run from April 21-26, 2009 at ArcLight Hollywood, a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Los Angeles. Jury and Audience Choice Prizes will be awarded for Best Feature, Documentary and Short film. Films previously premiered at the festival include AMAL (Richie Mehta), FROZEN (Shiv...

NEW YORK: ROOFTOP FILMS – Alternative community focused exhibition

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As the organization’s name indicates, its programs are not shown in traditional theaters, multiplexes or drive in venues.  They are screened  in public venues be it rooftops,  lawns, parks, factories, or piers  and cover feature films, documentaries and shorts, normally not accessible to the audience served.  Rooftop Films was established in New York in 1997 showing one film only and has grown since into a multifaceted enterprise which screened in 2008 18 feature films and 150 shorts. The...

NY: Rooftop Films – Alternative community focused exhibition

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As the organization’s name indicates, its programs are not shown in traditional theaters, multiplexes or drive in venues. They are screened in public venues be it rooftops, lawns, parks, factories, or piers and cover feature films, documentaries and shorts, normally not accessible to the audience served. Rooftop Films was established in New York in 1997 showing one film only and has grown since into a multifaceted enterprise which screened in 2008 18 feature films and 150 shorts. These pr...

The Calgary International Film Festival announced its film schedule

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The Calgary International Film Festival announced its 2008 film schedule and film series line-up at the official launch in Calgary yesterday. More than 220 films will be screened over the 10-day festival, happening from Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 28, 2008. This year’s venues include: the Plaza Theatre, the Uptown Stage & Screen, the Globe Cinema, Eau Claire Market Cineplex Odeon, and a new addition of Westhills Cineplex Odeon. The launch was held at the Marriott Hotel, the ...

New York’s Asbury Shorts ,

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Asbury Shorts , New York’s longest running annual exhibition of award winning independent short films, will present “A Evening of the World’s Best Short Films” on Saturday August 23rd @ 7:30pm in the historic Paramount Theater, on the boardwalk, in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The fast-paced program will feature 2 short films by Jason Reitman, an Academy Award Nominee earlier this year for directing the mega hit feature film “JUNO.” Tickets cost $12 and will be sold as general admission...

Tropfest NY, the world’s largest short film festival

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Establishing itself as a New York film tradition on par with its Down Under namesake, Tropfest NY, the world’s largest short film festival, today announced it will return to downtown Manhattan for its third year on Friday, September 26, 2008. Previously presented at Trofest@Tribeca in association with the Tribeca Film Festival, Tropfest NY 2008 marks the first time the free public outdoor festival will be presented independently by Tropfest and its founder John Polson. Tropfest NY will bring a...

A conversation between Richard Raddon, Director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, and Stephanie Ronnet

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Stephanie Ronnet: When was the Los Angeles Film Festival created ? Can you describe that festival? Richard Raddon: The Los Angeles Film Festival began as the Los Angeles International Film Festival [LAIFF] in 1995. The LAIFF took place over the course of five days in one location at the DGA in Hollywood, California. The LAIFF ran for 7 years, until it was absorbed by Film Independent (formerly IFP/Los Angeles) in 2001. At it's height the LAIFF attracted 19,000 attendees. Today the Los Angeles Fi...

Conversation with Richard Raddon, LA Film Fest Director

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Stephanie Ronnet: When was the Los Angeles Film Festival created ? Can you describe that festival? Richard Raddon: The Los Angeles Film Festival began as the Los Angeles International Film Festival [LAIFF] in 1995. The LAIFF took place over the course of five days in one location at the DGA in Hollywood, California. The LAIFF ran for 7 years, until it was absorbed by Film Independent (formerly IFP/Los Angeles) in 2001. At it's height the LAIFF attracted 19,000 attendees. Today the Los Angeles ...

Submit your shorts to the English Riviera Comedy Festival

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We want your comedy shorts – and no, we’re not talking about the embarrassing pair of cartoon boxer shorts your mum bought you for Christmas. We are calling for submissions for the inaugural Eat My Shorts comedy film competition, which is being held as part of the International Comedy Film Festival (25th - 28th September 2008) .  The rules couldn’t be any more straightforward. The films need to be short…and they need to be comedies. Easy peasy. How short, you ask? Well preferably up...

Youtube launches The YouTube Screening Room for filmmakers

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YouTubeTM today announced The YouTube Screening Room for filmmakers around the world to distribute their work, build an audience, and generate revenue. This dedicated area on YouTube will showcase an international selection of films. The YouTube Screening Room (www.youtube.com/ytscreeningroom) will feature four new high-quality short films every two weeks, as well as feature-length films on a case-by-case basis, creating new business opportunities for filmmakers and bringing informative, timely ...

The YouTube Screening Room for filmmakers

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YouTubeTM today announced The YouTube Screening Room for filmmakers around the world to distribute their work, build an audience, and generate revenue. This dedicated area on YouTube will showcase an international selection of films. The YouTube Screening Room (www.youtube.com/ytscreeningroom) will feature four new high-quality short films every two weeks, as well as feature-length films on a case-by-case basis, creating new business opportunities for filmmakers and bringing informative, timely...

Short film capital Hamburg: Around the world in six days

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From June 4th to June 9th, the 24th International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg is screening 300 short films from 40 countriesFootball fans are put to the test in June. Starting three days ahead the International ShortFilmFestival Hamburg wins against the Euro 2008 by a clear margin. And be honest: What are 11 players from 16 nations running around like madmen for 90 minutes compared to 300 shortfilms from Argentina up to the United States of America.For one week, hundreds of shorts will be dominati...
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