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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 form...

Mark Cranwell has been named Director of Content Acquisition of Babelgum

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Mark Cranwell has been named Director of Content Acquisition of Babelgum, the next generation global Internet TV network, it was announced today by Valerio Zingarelli, CEO of Babelgum.In the newly created position, Cranwell will be responsible for leading Babelgum’s outreach efforts to producers, filmmakers and content creators in support of the new platform’s content strategy. He will report directly to Simon Kenny, Babelgum’s Head of Content Strategy and Advertising, in the company’s ...

Babelgum Improves Usability with Website Relaunch

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Babelgum, the free to view global television online network today announced the launch of a new web interface to thousands of hours of high quality video. The fully searchable library is accessible via www.babelgum.com and is fully integrated with the Babelgum client software. When users find and select a video, the client software launches automatically to deliver the high quality, full screen experience of broadcast television. Developed as a direct result of user feedback, the integration of...

Babelgum Improves Usability with Website Relaunch

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Babelgum, the free to view global television online network today announced the launch of a new web interface to thousands of hours of high quality video. The fully searchable library is accessible via www.babelgum.com and is fully integrated with the Babelgum client software. When users find and select a video, the client software launches automatically to deliver the high quality, full screen experience of broadcast television.Developed as a direct result of user feedback, the integration of a...

3 weeks left to enter the babelgum online competition

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Babelgum, the free to view global television network announces today that film makers and students have just three weeks left to enter their professionally produced content into the Babelgum Online Film Festival. The festival is a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking, providing a lucrative opportunity for entrants to showcase their work to a potential global audience of 300m+. The Babelgum Online Film Festival has seen over a th...

Babelgum , our partner, closed 1000 submissions so far, and counting

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Babelgum, the free to view global television network and filmfestivals.com, its partner, announced today that film makers and students have just three weeks left to enter their professionally produced content into the Babelgum Online Film Festival. The festival is a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking, providing a lucrative opportunity for entrants to showcase their work to a potential global audience of 300m+. The Babelgum Onl...

The "how to blog" on fest21.com and Merry Christmas

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Dear friends from the fest21.com communityMy name is Bruno Chatelin and I am the editor of the sites fest21.com and filmfestivals.com(I can be reached if you need assistance at bruno@filmfestivals.com)I wanted to personally send you my best wishes for a happy new year and a merry Christmas and thank you for taking part with us to the pioneer digital community of the festival circuit.THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION   Warm regardsBruno ChatelinWe would also like to give you some informat...

Babelgum launches dedicated Encounters Festival channel on platform

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9am GMT on Wednesday 21st November content from this year’s Encounters film festival became available to anyone in the world with a PC and a broadband connection. Babelgum, the next generation global internet TV network, is bringing a selection of the world’s talent in short film to your home, hotel room, or wherever you are with access to the internet through a dedicated Encounters channel on the platform. Encounters is the leading UK Short Film Festival and will be showing 187 fil...

Babelgum launches dedicated Encounters channel

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9am GMT on Wednesday 21st November will see content from this year’s Encounters film festival available to anyone in the world with a PC and a broadband connection. Babelgum, the next generation global internet TV network, is bringing a selection of the world’s talent in short film to your home, hotel room, or wherever you are with access to the internet through a dedicated Encounters channel on the platform. Encounters is the leading UK Short Film Festival and will be showing 187 films from...

The Jury of The Babelgum online film festival

Spike Lee chairs a jury of industry experts drawn from around the world. Other jurors include Joe Bateman, Festival Director of the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival (U.K.); Ally Derks, Director of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Bhuvan Lall, Founder of the Indian Independent Filmmakers Worldwide Association (India); Tiziana Loschi, Managing Director of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Citia (City of Moving Images) (France); Joe Neul...

Babelgum welcomes Spike Lee to chair the Babelgum Online Film Festival Jury

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Babelgum, the free to view global Internet television network, is hosting the Babelgum Online Film Festival, a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking. The announcement was made on Saturday 1st September during its press conference at the Venice Film Festival, by Valerio Zingarelli, Chief Executive Officer of Babelgum, and critically-acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker Spike Lee, Honorary Judge of the festival jury.The general pu...

Babelgum Online Film Festival calling for entries: $140 000 to win in 7 categories

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Babelgum, the free to view global Internet television network, is hosting the Babelgum Online Film Festival, a major online event celebrating and rewarding the very best in international independent short filmmaking. THE JURY Spike Lee chairs a jury of industry experts drawn from around the world. Other jurors include Joe Bateman, Festival Director of the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival (U.K.); Ally Derks, Director of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Bhuvan L...

Babelgum partners with the Encounters Short Film Festival

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Babelgum, the next generation global Internet TV network, today announced a partnership with the Encounters Short Film Festival, which is currently celebrating its thirteenth year. Encounters participants will now be able to broadcast their short films on Babelgum - available to a potential 300+ million audience worldwide with a PC and access to the Internet. This includes talent scouts from major production houses worldwide, who will be able to screen films regardless of where they are or of wh...

Mipcom announces Mobile TV Award Winners

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MIPCOM announces the winners of the MIPCOM Mobile & Internet TV Awards 2007. The international trophies were awarded earlier this evening in a packed auditorium at the 23rd annual MIPCOM (8 - 12 October, 2007, Palais des Festivals, Cannes). The winning titles were chosen by an international grand jury from a total of 32 nominated projects.Organised in partnership with Any Screen Productions, Marché du Film de Cannes & Short Film Corner, The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, the MIPCOM Mobile & ...

Babelgum platform Introduces Direct Upload Feature for content libraries

Babelgum, the new generation global Internet TV Network, today launches a new direct upload feature for independent producers, rights owners and program partners to manage their assets on the online platform. In addition, on October 29, 2007, the feature will advance to provide for the simultaneous upload of entire content libraries, saving time and placing control in the hands of all pre-qualified professional content owners and distributors. The service, believed to be the first of its kind on...

Babelgum offers indie producers simultaneous upload of entire content libraries

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Babelgum, the new generation global Internet TV Network, today launches a new direct upload feature for independent producers, rights owners and program partners to manage their assets on the online platform. In addition, on October 29, 2007, the feature will advance to provide for the simultaneous upload of entire content libraries, saving time and placing control in the hands of all pre-qualified professional content owners and distributors. The service, believed to be the first of its kind on...

WeTalkDuringMovies.com a new online social media movie viewing site just launched: stream and talk

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WeTalkDuringMovies.com (http://www.wetalkduringmovies.com/), an online social media movie viewing site, announces its recent launch. The new site allows individuals to communicate with one another by voice or text chat while watching streaming video. Film buffs can now take part in a community where other viewers don't mind commentary during the show."WeTalkDuringMovies.com is revolutionary because it allows individuals from across the country to get together in a fun and interesting way,&q...

SIGGRAPH 32-Hour FJORG! ''Viking Animator'' Competition Winners Just Announced

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SIGGRAPH 2007 officials, along with DreamWorks Animation, HP, and AMD, just announced the winners of the world's first international FJORG! Competition - an "iron animator" event in which 16 competing teams from around the world had 32 hours to create the most impressive character-driven animation of at least 15 seconds in length adhering to at least one of two themes and using at least one of 16 sound bites. Based on storytelling, animation talent, use of resources, creativity, and technical sk...

The Online DivX Film Festival revealed its winners

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The DivX(R) Film Festival, an online video festival devoted to creativity, storytelling and improving digital media, has announced the winners on DivX Stage6(TM). The finalists are recognized for their high-quality submissions, impressions on key industry judges and engagement with an interactive online community. Contest submissions were evaluated by DivX employees in conjunction with a panel of key industry judges. All entries were submitted in the high-quality DivX media format, containing an...

The Buzz Bonanza on the Video sharing platforms

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This panel in Cannes will examine how film festivals around the world and entertainment brands, films, music can make the best of video sharing platforms to better market their events, have them stand out from their competition.Some of the most cutting edge marketers from the film, music industry will share their experiences and give examples of marketing best practices for every budget. The internet is no longer just about having a website: community interaction, marketing buzz, video downloads...

Judges Announced for DivX Film Festival

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DivX, Inc. announced today the panel of judges for the DivX(R) Film Festival, an online video festival devoted to creativity, storytelling and improving digital media. Hosted on DivX Stage6(TM), the festival offers filmmakers the chance to win prizes plus gain exposure to key entertainment industry figures and access to an international audience. Filmmakers are urged to act quickly and send their submissions by April 30, 2007. Prizes up for grabs include a series of DivX Certified and DivX Ultra...

IndieOrbit.com launches a VOD platform for indies

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IndieOrbit.com, the world's first independent film distribution Web site to truly benefit feature-length independent filmmakers, launches today, providing global distribution platforms. IndieOrbit.com offers filmmakers the opportunity to profit from showcasing their films on a pay-per-view basis while allowing them to maintain full rights to their work."We are revolutionizing the world of the true indie filmmaker by changing the distribution rules," said William Cicchino, founder o...
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