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A Grand Launch for BIFF chez Bond

You might expect James Bond's London town-house to be securely guarded, so it took a flurry of e-mails and some guest-list confusion with the doorman to be ushered into the elegant home of Eon Productions, at the Hyde Park Corner end of Piccadilly, for the Launch of the 15th Bradford International Film Festival (on Thursday 26th February 2009). What, you may ask, is the connection between an annual celebration of cinema in a Northern metropolis and the world's longest-running and most lucrative ...

Dancing with Kendra

Director: Cedric Green.
What happens when a young sexy lady in New York meets Mr Right right in the vicinity and not even realize it? How far will Mr Right go to convince her that he is her prince charming? And, what happens when love meets friendship? Watch this heart warming romantic story to find out!

Dark Spirits

Director: Huck Keppler.
BRIEF SYNOPSIS: When Eva sees her sister’s murder in a dream she tries to warn her. But it’s not enough and her sister, Tereza, is brutally and mysteriously murdered. Wracked by guilt over the death Eva has visions of Tereza. After moving to Prague with her boyfriend Jan, the visions become more intense until another presence is felt, the Dark Spirit responsible for Tereza’s death has come for Eva.

Public Interest

Director: Brad Robinson.
A biting satire on how obsessed our culture has become with reality television, Public Interest delves into the minds and actions of those who put these programs on the air, those who aspire to be on them, and ultimately, the American culture that has become obsessed with them. Looking not only at how crazy the phenomenon has become, but also how outrageous it could easily get, Public Interest is a 'must see' for anyone who loves OR hates reality television.

Proud Iza

Director: Anna Condo.
fresh look at a classic… Great writers have left us with characters that still exist today, it is simply their backdrop that has changed. PROUD IZA is, a contemporary retelling set in New York City of “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant. First published in 1884, the stirring story of greed, pride and vanity has become one of the author’s most popular works and is notorious for its surprise ending.

Kissimmee International Film Festival

Category: Feature, Short, Documentary, Animation, Music Video.
Formats: Any-Video, Film, Digital.
Preview on VHS.

Archived festival (terminated)

International Filmfest Emden-norderney

Audience festival with 5 competitions. Sections: New British Cinema, New German Cinema, International Section, Children`s Films, Short and Animation Films.

Baltic Event Introduces New VOD Platforms

Saturday, December 6------One of the most interesting presentations held at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival's Baltic Event was the introduction of 4 new Video On Demand (VOD) services based in Europe and focusing on the alternative distribution of European cinema. The sessions focused on the profiles of the services, what kind of content they currently feature and plan to add in the coming months and how their business plans work vis a vis independent producers.   Modera...

Can you speak the Digital language?

We bring you this DC Glossary for those who are not quite sure of what these words stand for: Automation Cue, CPL , CineDisk, DCP , Dual link, eSATA, Forensic Marking, Ingest, KDM, LE, PKL, SoloSMS, SMS ,TMS…Learn from XCDC who compiled this for you.Our A to Z DC Glossary begins with some classic: and...ACTIONActionAn Action is a physical signal that is sent by the Digital Cinema server to the external devices to do a specific action such as shutting down the lights, opening the curtains or...

Berlinale Retrospective 2009 70 mm - “Bigger than Life”

By focussing on 70-mm films, the Retrospective of the 59th Berlin International Film Festival will devote itself to the powerful visuals of wide-gauge film.Twice as wide as standard 35-mm film, it is the adequate format for monumental works: screen epics, adventure and science fiction films, Westerns, musicals, as well as magnificent panoramas of nature and intimately beautiful close-ups. The high resolution, sharp picture and colour quality of these large-format images join forces with the trem...

UK Film Council Showcase At Independent Film Week

 Wednesday, September 17-----The UK Film Council is one of the partners of the Independent Feature Project's No Borders Co-Production Market. Today, the organization will present a showcase of new British features that will be hitting the film festival circuit, and hopefully, find distributor homes in the coming months. Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor ...

Interview with Lorenzo Branca on the VPF

Lorenzo Branca is Director of Digital Cinema, Cinemeccanica – MilanA graduate in electronic engineering from the University of Pavia, Lorenzo Branca has been with Cinemeccanica since 2004 and coordinates projects for the development and installation of digital projection systems in cinemas.How do you view the development of digital cinema?Following a slowdown towards the end of 2007, I have noticed a considerable recovery, both in actual installations and in contacts with new clients in the fi...

Women in Digital Cinema

Nancy Fares, is Business Manager with Texas Instruments DLP® Cinema Products and talked to DGT online informer I am the Business Manager for DLP Cinema® Products; my role includes product line responsibilities, Profit and Loss (P&L), product marketing and overall strategy for the DLP Cinema® Products group. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of DLP’s entrance into the cinema industry, with the first fully functional and Hollywood endorsed digital DLP Cinema movie projector. After years of...

Sounds (Super-Resolution Technology) wins big at Houston

Super-Resolution Technology Makes History at Prestigious International Film FestivalSounds, the first-ever movie produced with Super-Resolution Technology, came home with multiple awards in several categories at the recently completed WorldFest International Film Festival, including the highest score in the New Technology category. Competing against more than 500 other full-length feature independent films submitted to the 41st annual WorldFest, Sounds won a total of three of the prestigious Rem...

WebMovieNow Launches High-Quality Divix VOD service

WebMovieNow today announced the launch of a high-quality video-on-demand service powered by DivX® technology. This new addition to the 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., an innovative video-on-demand site devoted to building a creative community, was recently created ...

HD EXPO returns to Chicago

On June 5, 2008, HD EXPO returns to Chicago for its fourth year, again presenting top technology and creative community leaders. The event remains the primary entertainment technology event of its kind in Chicago, where the creative, production, advertising and technology communities share insights and experiences. Bryan Carroll, Co-Producer of “Public Enemies,” will participate in a One On One Conversation at HD EXPO focusing on his work with Oscar-nominated director Michael Mann and other...

Latest Survey on VOD in Europe

The European Audiovisual Observatory and the French Government's Media Development Department (DDM) have published the results of a new survey of VoD services in Europe, carried out by NPA Conseil. Upsurge in number of services At the end of 2007, the survey found 258 VoD services in operation in the 24 European countries covered, compared with 142 services at the end of December 2006. This upsurge in the number of services is largely explained by the fact that television channels generall...


VoD - which licences for which markets? Debate in Cannes May 18 at 2:30 pm at the Ambassadeurs

"VoD - which licences for which markets?" is the theme of this year's European Audiovisual Observatory Afternoon in Cannes. This workshop has become a key part of the Cannes calendar and broke all records last year when over 350 cinema professionals crowded into the Salon des Ambassadeurs to hear the Observatory's latest industry-based analyses. This year's edition is, once again, freely accessible to everyone accredited to the market or festival. It will take place on Sunday 18th of M...

New Digital Stereoscopic Motion Picture Camera System

Stereoscopic production company and technology innovator 21st Century 3D today announced a new addition to its line up of digital stereoscopic motion picture cameras. At a time when 3D production is booming and major studios are calling for more live action 3D camera equipment, the 3DP2 arrives as a new live action 3D camera system that shoots high definition stereoscopic images directly to solid-state memory. The 3DP2 is 21st Century 3D’s first system to be developed in the beam splitter conf...

Strike-Sidelined Cinematographers Offered P2 Workshops In Los Angeles

Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Co and HD Expo are offering a two-day camera production workshop to the members of the ASC, ICG, SOC and other guilds and associations whose members may have been affected by the Writers Guild labor negotiations.The P2 Workshop is being offered at no charge to guild & association members in a show of support for the cinematography community, and will offer career-advancing training that can be utilized once crews return to work. The workshop prepares the ...

HD EXPO will present their popular P2 Workflow Workshop

HD EXPO Workshops will present their popular P2 Workflow Workshop to an international audience of executives on November 21st, 2007 during InterBEE in Tokyo. The P2 Workflow Workshop was unveiled in early 2007 and has been on a multi-city tour in the U.S. that extends throughout the remainder of 2007 and 2008. The Tokyo P2 Workflow Workshop, an invitation only event for an international audience of broadcasting and corporate executives, will present an in-depth overview of the extensive benef...

ITN Distribution screens The Last Request & Johnny 316 at Drake Fest

Dynamic independent film distribution company, ITN Distribution Inc. (ITN) today announced that they will attend the Drake International Film Festival (DIFF), taking place near Naples Italy from June 22-30. Two films acquired by ITN will be screened as part of the prestigious feature film competition: The Last Request directed by John DeBellis and starring Danny Aiello and Johnny 316 directed by Eric Ifergan and starring controversial actor and filmmaker Vincent Gallo (Buffalo 66, The Brown Bunn...

VoD vs. CINEMA? Panel in Cannes May 19: the "minutes"

VoD vs. Cinema?European Audiovisual Observatory Afternoon Workshop in Cannes breaks all recordsLinks to the presentations of the conference:Cinema admissions in EuropeVideo on demand in EuropeLes enjeux de la vidéo à la demande et de la vidéo en ligne Digital rights management systems (DRMs) Audiovisual Archives and the Inability to Clear Rights in Orphan Works Making Possible the Access to Our Film Heritage on VoD Over 350 film professionals crowded into the Palais des Festivals in Cannes to...

Over 150 Video-On-Demand Services Being Utilized in Europe

For the event of the Cannes International Film Market, the European Audiovisual Observatory and the French Directorate for the Development is presenting a study of the video-on-demand usage within 24 European countries. This study is being completed by NPA Conseil. As stated in the Press Release in Strasbourg: "The study analyses the various technical methods used for video-on-demand, the various economic models applied, the debate on regulation, and the place of video-on-demand in the cine...


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