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1st Babelgum Online Film Festival Winners Announced by Spike Lee

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The Head of the jury Spike Lee announced the winners of the first Babelgum Online Film Festival at a grandiose awards ceremony in Cannes, while the 61st Cannes Film Festival was underway. “We're talking about a new era in film-making here,” commented Spike Lee. “I've viewed some very strong films in this competition. The Babelgum Online Film Festival has provided the opportunity for young film-makers to put their work in front of a global audience and to get feedback. Feedback ...

XDC, official partner of Cannes

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As the Official Partner of the Cannes Film Festival, XDC is providing all of the necessary equipment and expertise to support over 100 digital screenings including the parallel sections during the May competition, to more than 18 Cannes theatre rooms - including the famous Louis Lumière auditorium.A focus on XDC during the 61st Cannes Film Festival. XDC Booth #206 is installed in the “Village International Pantiero” along the Cannes harbour. We are sharing the booth with Wallimage, the Wall...

Babelgum online Film Festival winners revealed in Cannes

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Spike Lee, head of the Jury, announced the winners of the first Babelgum Online Film Festival at a ceremony in Cannes during the 61st Film Festival.Filmfestivals.com had partnered with Babelgum to help raise film submissions from the international audience. Bruno Chatelin , co founder of filmfestivals.com commented during the evening to Spike Lee and Babelgum Chairman and Co-Founder Silvio Scaglia "our greatest satisfaction during tonight's ceremony was Ambroise Becchio's statement recognising h...

Jaman to Add a World of Movies to Skype Calls

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Jaman.com, a leading Internet movie service, today announced the creation of a Jaman channel, which will soon allow Skype users to select favorite movie scenes and share video clips with each other. With Jaman, Skype callers will be able to embed thousands of high-quality independent and international film scenes and trailers into their online conversations, or post them on user profiles. The service will be available in the coming months. Jaman movie clips will be played directly within the Sky...

WebMovieNow launches a high-quality video-on-demand service powered by DivX® technology

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WebMovieNow today announced the launch of a high-quality video-on-demand service powered by DivX® technology. This new addition to the WebMovieNow.com service allows users to download premium video titles in the DivX® format in addition to the existing option to view content using Windows Media. This enhancement also extends the compatibility of WebMovieNow content to the Mac OS. WebMovieNow.com, an innovative video-on-demand site devoted to building a creative community, was recently created ...

WebMovieNow Launches High-Quality Divix VOD service

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WebMovieNow today announced the launch of a high-quality video-on-demand service powered by DivX® technology. This new addition to the WebMovieNow.com service allows users to download premium video titles in the DivX® format in addition to the existing option to view content using Windows Media. This enhancement also extends the compatibility of WebMovieNow content to the Mac OS. WebMovieNow.com, an innovative video-on-demand site devoted to building a creative community, was recently created ...

NEWSLETTER N° 352: February 20, 2008

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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 ...

NEWSLETTER N° 350: February 7, 2008

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___________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Santa Barbara International Film Festival Awards Movie Glamour Back At SAG Awards Prizes of the 39th Hungarian Film week Eternal Summer won Best Film at Gran Canaria G&L Film ...

NEWSLETTER N° 349: January 30, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Smogdance awards The South Bank Show Awards Juries award short films in International Film Festival Rotterdam Joel and Ethan Coen win DGA Award for No Country... Sundance Women of Worth "Vision" Award to Tia Lessin Frozen River wins top Sundance Prize Choco...

NEWSLETTER N° 348: January 23, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Academy Award Nominees At Sundance: Past And Present 80th Academy Awards Announced ___________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE BLOGGING FROM PARK CITY Academy Award Nominees At Sundance: Past And Present ...

NEWSLETTER N° 347: January 16, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more The Int'l Fest of Cinema and Technology Announces 2007 Award Winners BAFTA Film Awards Nominees in 2008 IFFS Europe 2008 Call for Papers Now Open FIPRESCI's "Best Foreign Language Film of 2007" to Croatian "Armin" It's War At The Golden Globes 65...

NEWSLETTER N° 345: January 4, 2008

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WE WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR   ___________________________________________________________________________________ AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more The eight competition films for Nordic Film Award are nominated! SAG Awards nominations announced ...

NEWSLETTER N° 344: December 21, 2007

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NEWS FROM OUR PARTNER The ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY EXPO (“EIE”), a partner of Filmfestivals.com, is a FREE five-star event on January 27, 2008 at the Westin Hotel in Times Square that brings everyone in the Entertainment Industry together under one roof (Anticipated attendance of over 5,000 entertainment professionals). It is the only business...

NEWSLETTER N° 341: November 28, 2007

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_______________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month... BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL Submit by February 15, 2008 Join the comp...

Latest Highlights from the Babelgum Online Film Festival

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Voting fever reigns at the first Babelgum Online Film Festival (BOFF) on Babelgum, the new interactive web TV portal. Over a thousand entries from 86 countries are available to anyone with broadband, reaching a potential global audience of 360 million.The Babelgum Online Film Festival is the first of its kind, and provides a unique distribution opportunity for the newest filmmaking talent. A number of entries have been created specifically for the festival, proving that it is also generating new...

Attenborough launches Wildscreen's Google Earth layer

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Sir David Attenborough, Wildscreen’s Patron, has today announced the organisation’s latest project, a layer on Google Earth. The layer uses Google’s mapping technology to raise the profile of a selection of critically endangered and endangered species from Wildscreen’s ARKive project www.arkive.org.Unveiling the new ARKive layer in Google Earth, Sir David Attenborough said: “Having spent over 50 years working in natural history broadcasting, I know how important technological innovati...

"With the Babelgum Online Film Festival, filmmaking officially enters the Web 2.0 era" comments Spike Lee

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Babelgum, the new interactive web TV portal, has released all entries to the Babelgum Online Film Festival onto its platform for public voting. The festival introduces a huge variety of professionally produced short films. Over a thousand entries from 86 countries are available to anyone with broadband, reaching a potential global audience of 360 million. The Babelgum Online Film Festival is the first of its kind, and provides a unique distribution opportunity for the newest filmmaking talent. ...

Babelgum online voting has opened, Awards will be handed during Cannes

Public voting for the first Babelgum Online Film Festival (BOFF) is building on Babelgum, the new interactive web TV portal. Over a thousand entries from 86 countries are available to anyone with broadband, reaching a potential global audience of 360 million.  The Babelgum Online Film Festival is the first of its kind, and provides a unique distribution opportunity for the newest filmmaking talent. A number of entries have been created specifically for the festival, proving that it is also gen...

Miami Encuentros: Networking At The Miami Film Festival

 Wednesday, March 5---------In the past number of years, major film festivals around the world has seen it as their mission to not only exhibit the best films available, but also to serve as a breeding ground for new projects to get launched, financed and distributed. To this end, the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) has joined the ranks of such major film festival events as Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Pusan, Dubai and several others, in organizing parallel industry events designed to st...

Facebook campaign for Untraceable shut down

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An online marketing campaign promoting the release of UNTRACEABLE by Universal Pictures is causing controversy after being shut down by social network Facebook (www.facebook.com).In UNTRACEABLE a serial killer creates an “untraceable” website where he conducts violent and painful murders live on the net.To promote the international release, Universal created a KILL WITH ME page on Facebook. The more fans the page received, the more of an extended torture sequence from the film was made avai...

Berlinale Keynotes 2008: The Age of Collaboration?

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At this year's Berlinale Keynotes, members of the digital media avantgarde - including top producers from the international games industry, Wikinomics pioneers and Open Movie directors - will discuss some of the most challenging questions facing the film industry. In the current entertainment industry, the internet is the new key medium and games are the most important format. In view of the rapid developments in digital technology, the film industry is facing ever growing challenges and new ...

Berlinale Keynotes 2008: The Age of Collaboration?

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At this year's Berlinale Keynotes, members of the digital media avantgarde - including top producers from the international games industry, Wikinomics pioneers and Open Movie directors - will discuss some of the most challenging questions facing the film industry. In the current entertainment industry, the internet is the new key medium and games are the most important format. In view of the rapid developments in digital technology, the film industry is facing ever growing challenges and new for...

Berlinale Film 2.0 - The Future of the Film Industry in the Age of Wikinomics and Games

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More than 350 international media experts attended the second Berlinale Keynotes organized by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Berlin International Film Festival and held in the Palmenhof at Berlin's Potsdamer Platz on Tuesday. Under the motto "The Age of Collaboration," the Keynotes focused on new creative and strategic alliances between film, games and Web 2.0 in the age of Wikinomics and games. The event was officially opened by Medienboard co-managing director Petra Müll...

The deadline for entries to the Babelgum Online Film festival has been extended to March 1st

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Babelgum, the free to view global television network announced today that the deadline for entries to the Babelgum Online Film festival has been extended to March 1st, with screening to start on March 3rd.The upload deadline has been extended today in response to the unprecedented demand from filmmakers around the world to enter content in one or more of the seven festival categories, each of which has a first prize of €20,000. Of the 1,500 responses received, 500 entries have been submitted t...

Indie filmakers in the digital age

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By Rhiannon HobbinsSo after years of dreaming about being a filmmaker you decided to finally go for it. You begged, borrowed and maxed out your credit cards. The house had to be remortgaged and you even had to bail on the Christmas skiing holiday. You’ve seriously never been so bloody broke.But you’ve got no regrets, you’ve made your film and the rest will be easy. But the fact is that it can be just as difficult to land a distribution deal. And after all the sacrifices and hard work, ther...
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