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DOKU.ARTS 2016 Symposium Essaydox

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On 7 October 2016, in addition to this year's DOKU.ARTS film programme (6 – 23 October), an International Symposium will take place. We are delighted to announce topics and participants today.   The International Symposium explores contexts of production and the future of international essay films. Artists, essayists, film critics and scholars discuss philosophy, aesthetics, contextual position and future prospects of today's essay films. The working approaches, new forms ...

The 2016 Moondance Film Festival wants YOU!

THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE 2016 MOONDANCE AND A WARM WELCOME! Lights, Camera, Action! The Moondance International Film Festival invites all talented US & International filmmakers, writers and music composers to submit their films, written works and film scores to its 17th annual season, planned to take place in September 2016, our fabulous & memorable festival event location venue to be announced shortly. Moondance is known as the “American Cannes” of film festiva...

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF PRAYAG,Allahabad, India-IFFP 2015

International Film Festival of Prayag, is going to start its journey with the support of cine lovers across the world. The festival has been started by the persons having long associations with the industry under the ages of Z&Z MEDIA PVT LTD, a media production house based in Delhi, which is continuously working in this field from past 15 years. Short films have emerged as a universal experimental platform for both professional and amateur film makers alike. With proliferation of high quality digital technology at relatively low prices, every film enthusiast wants to embark on film making and short films are the first stepping stone in that effort. The IFFP 2015 is going to be a unique event because of its quality and excellence and undoubtedly for the place that we have decided- Allahabad,India

Allahabad
Allahabad ,also known as Prayag ,is a city in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of the Allahabad District. As of 2013, Allahabad is the seventh most-populous city in the state and the thirty-sixth most-populous city in India, with an estimated population of 5.11 million in the city and 1.21 million in its metropolitan region. In 2011, it was ranked the world's 130th fastest-growing city. The city's original name – Prayaga, or "Place of Offerings" – comes from its position at the union of the Ganges, Yamuna and Sarasvati Rivers called “SANGAM”, It is the second-oldest city in India, and plays a central role in Hindu scriptures. Allahabad has hosted cultural and sporting events, including Kumbh Mela and the Indira Marathon. Although the city's economy was built on tourism, most of its income now derives from real estate and financial services. Film Stars like Amitabh Bachan, , Anubhav Sinha, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Shubha Mudgal, Jaddanbai ,Nargis etc also belong to Allahabad we hope it would be a great place to organize a film festival. The city has best connectivity of Airport and Railway so there would be no problem of transportation from any part of the world.

Ionian International Digital Film Festival

 
  • The name of the festival is : ‘IONIAN INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL’ with the abbreviated title “IIDFF’, composed from the initials of its name.
  • The Festival will take place in Lefkas Island-Greece once a year in the summer and its events will have a duration nearly of one week.
  • The entity to which the Festival belongs to is the Cultural Center of Municipality of Lefkas.
  • Scope of the Festival is to promote the new technological and digital means that are being developed in the Greek and International Filmmaking and give the opportunity to as many as possible new creators from all over the world to screen their movies to a high level and modern festival.
  • Festival includes movies of any origin from filmmakers coming from all parts the world.
  • There are no restrictions in the genre of the movies submitted. 
  • The  basic categories a movie should be classified is one of the following 3 with the associated permitted duration times for each category.  Short Films (Minimum : 1’, Maximum : 25’),    Feature Films (Minimum : 60’, Maximum : 120’),   Documentaries (Minimum : 10’, Maximum : 90’)
  • Movies should have been produced within the last 2 years, the current and the year before the festival. they should not have any distribution and they should not have been re-submitted to the same festival.
  • All movies must be subtitled in English and be submitted in three copies in DVD (PAL format region 0 or 2) so that their screening do not require special equipment and also give the opportunity to filmmakers  to submit their films, they produced, with no restrictions, using simply the widely spread digital media.

 

More detailed info can be found at Festival's official website : www.iidff.gr
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Ahmed Hayman is an Egyptian photographer. He got the chance to travel to Gaza for one week to discover how Palestinians live after last war under the siege. Ahmed took many pictures to reflect their life from his point of view. "There is still hope".

Call For Entries!! Documentary Films! DocMiami International Film Festival - December 7-9, 2012!

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http://docmiami.org 2012  DATES! Early Bird Deadline, March 15,2012 Regular Deadline, June 15, 2012 Late Deadline, August 15, 2012 WAB Extended Deadline, September 15, 2012 Feature Documentary Feature Documentaries with a total running time from 61 - 180 minutes. (All films in a language other than English require English subtitles) Documentary Short Short Documentaries with a total running time between 4 and 30 minutes. (All films in a language other than English requ...

5TH FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL CALLING FOR ENTRIES - EARLY BIRD DEADLINE February 29th

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Hollywood's Laemmle Noho 7 Hollywood, CA Website:  www.fgff.org  The Feel Good Film Festival www.fgff.org is now accepting submissions for its 5th edition that takes place August 3-5, 2012 in Hollywood, CA. FGFF is devoted to helping advance the careers of filmmakers.  Filmmakers worldwide are encouraged to submit early to meet the February 29th early-bird deadline.    Submit live-action or animation, comedies or romantic comedies, fiction or non-fiction,...

Submission of films for the 52nd Krakow Film Festival open till 10th February

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The 10th February has been announced to be the deadline for submitting films to the selection of the 52th Krakow Film Festival. This year it will take place between 28th May and 3rd June. The above mentioned deadline applies to films made after August 31st 2011. Films which were made before that date were due for submission until November 30th 2011. Krakow Film Festival presents documentary, feature and animated films in three competitions: national competition open to film...

Calling All SEE Documentarians! Toronto doc submissions close Jan 13, 2012!

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Hot Docs, the Toronto Documentary Film Festival, is focusing on SEE countries for the 2012 Festival, and the deadline is just a month away—Jan. 13, 2012. Filmmakers with documentaries from or about Albania, Austria, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cypress, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, and Turkey should apply. Submit your docs (any topic, any length), postmarked by 1/13/12, to:   Hot Docs Canadian International Do...

Philadelphia Film & Music Festival Blog Post

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Philadelphia Film + Music Festival Recap The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Film + Music Festival took place this past weekend (Sept 22-25, 2011) mostly in and around Northern Liberties and Fishtown areas (Venues: The Skybox @2424 Studios, Invincible Pictures Sound Stages, M Room, The El Bar, Penn's Landing, The Fire, Murph's Bar, Kung Fu Necktie, The Ukie Club, Girard Fest, Tracadero Theater, World Cafe Live, TLA on South Street, North Star Bar).  ...

Transforming Stories International Christian Film Festival

One week festival throughout South Africa and countries worldwide. The purpose of the festival is to showcase powerful, inspiring, faithaffirming, evangelistic, transforming stories in the form of film to the world and the Body of Christ in every nation. We want to emphasize how the power of storytelling can impact the lives of people and shape a specific culture. To accomplish this we are willing to identify and reward talent that is of the highest standards. The festival will be presented in two forms, in host countries around the world and in selected movie theatres throughout South Africa. The award ceremony will take place in South Africa during September 2011 where winning films will be announced.The power of media is evident in this day and age, and movies have been a huge part of shaping the culture as we know it. BehindTransforming Stories International Christian Film Festival 2011 (TSICFF 2011) is a greater vision to transform cultures through storytelling and inspire people to make use of films in sharing the Gospel to all mankind.No longer will we as followers of Christ allow our world to be poisoned with profanity by media elites. Instead, we are encouraging revolutionaries out there to produce stories which can transform our culture into one that will be in line with The Kingdom of God (Yahweh),one of Justice, Peace, Righteousness and Love. TSICFF is looking for films that effectively illustrate stories of transformation by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; or true life testimonies of both spiritual and physical transformation by God’s power and intervention; or Biblical truths leading viewers to a clearer understanding of certain issues and topics.What makes this festival so unique is that it was launched in 2010 in South Africa through the partnership and association with the Lausanne movement, where over 4500 International Christian leaders from over 200 regions in the world were introduced to the festival. This opportunity has established great relationships to ensure future growth of the festival. Through our continuous efforts and with a truly global reach the festival aims to inspire Christian leaders to make use of films to evangelize, teach & transform their communities. This festival sources films from across the globe and then the same film festival program is presented in different host nations around the world. This festival has also been endorsed by a selection of internationally recognized leaders and role players.TSICFF is not only a film festival, its part of a global revolution encouraging film makers to produce films that will transform communities for the good!We encourage all to mobilize their churches, ministries and communities to support this festival! Find us on FaceBook and link the festival on your website by placing our web banner on your home page. 

DOC NYC Announces Award Winners

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  DOC NYC, New York’s first all-documentary festival whose inaugural edition ran from November 3 to 9, announced its award winners on Sunday evening, November 7th, following the Festival's gala screening of TABLOID, the newest film by Oscar-winning documentarian Errol Morris at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Prizes were awarded by juries in both the “Viewfinders” and “Metropolis” sections, with festival audiences also selecting...

DOC NYC Makes Its New York Bow

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  New York has always had an abundance of film festivals....some grand, some intimate; some broad, some specialized; some populist and some elitist. The city's major film institutions, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Anthology Film Archives, present on-going film series that bring a new mini-festival to film buffs every week of the year. The city's other great film resources, including the Film Forum and the IFC Center,...

Documentary Focus At NYFF

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  With documentaries showing considerable muscle at the box office, the New York Film Festival is highlighting some documentary films that will be the subject of discussion for months to come. Opening in theaters later this week but featured first at the Festival is INSIDE JOB, a blistering look at the worldwide economic crisis and the secrets and lies that have brought free market capitalism to the brink of disaster. Tackling a very New York subject, the tension between developm...

About the Accolade Competition

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The Accolade is unique; it is an awards competition, not a traditional film festival. Awards go to those filmmakers, television producers and videographers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. It is a showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices. Most importantly, The Accolade team works passionately to help worthy productions gain the publicity and distribution they deserve. That is what The Accolade is all about: helping winners of this ...

Audience Votes So far

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   Foreign documentary films over 45mn: 1. A MOTHER'S COURAGE: TALKING BACK TO AUTISM (Former title: The Sunshine Boy) (Iceland, 2009) Fridrik Thor Fridriksson 2. MONICA AND DAVID (USA, 2009) Alexandra Codina 3. DREAMLAND (Iceland, 2009) Thorfinnur Gudnason, Andri Snaer Magnason   Foreign documentary films under 45mn: 1. ODYSSEAS (Greece, 2010) Vahagn Karapetyan 2. SIX WEEKS (Poland, 2009) Marcin Janos Krawczyk 3. THE LAST TRUCK ...

Video Festival Imperia

The Video Festival Imperia, organized by Officine Digitali, is the fastest-growing film event in Italy. It takes place every year in spring time in one of the most picturesque towns of Italian Riviera, Imperia. Its main objective is to give to amateurs, professionals and schools the possibility of showing their works to an attentive audience made up of movie lovers and experts.

Video Festival Imperia for three consecutive years has been placed  under the high patronage of UNESCO for “the high value of the initiative aimed at promoting arts and at the preservation of the different expressions that make up the inestimable heritage of cultural diversity”.

 

For further details please visit our site www.videofestivalimperia.org

Fifteen Documentaries Make The Short List For Oscar Gold

 Tuesday, November 20---------Fifteen documentary films have been selected for the "short list" of titles competing in the Best Documentary Feature category at the 80th Academy Awards. The Documentary Branch Screening Committee of the Academy of Television Arts And Sciences have viewed the eligible documentaries and branch members will now select the five 2007 nominees from this short list. Many of the films have been featured at leading film festivals around the world and some ...

SILVERDOCS Announces Jury and Audience Awards

Monday, June 19---The 4th annual SILVERDOCS:AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival ended its six-day event with the announcements of Jury and Audience prizes in a number of diverse categories. The Festival, which had a significant breakthrough this year, in terms of content, celebrity attendance (Martin Scorsese, Jim Jarmusch, Al Gore, Thomas L. Friedman, Will Shortz and others) and audience response has more than reinforced its claim as the premiere documentary film festival in North Ameri...

The Triumph of the Human Spirit

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Thursday, June 15----A documentary film festival always has some common threads to it. Many involve hot-button political issues about social inequity, conflict and the abuse of government. SILVERDOCS certainly has its share of those. However, a more personal genre, that can best be described as films that celebrate the triumph of the human spirit, is also in evidence here, in a number of superb films. BLACK SUN by UK director Gary Tan, had its premiere at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival and was ...

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