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Variety TV Summit Europe Coming to London on June 13

filmfestivals.com will be covering Variety's TV summit Europe which will be happening as part of London Tech Week. The conference is co-organised by Variety and global events company Informa’s KNect365 division. The one-day summit will focus on the intersection of content and tech within the multiplatform TV industry, and feature speakers across legacy and new networks, digital platforms, and services and technology partners. “We are pleased to partner with KNect365 to expan...

Blockchain Initiative! Keynote Speaker Delaware Gov. Jack Markell

By Maria Esteves – May 8, 2016 The 2nd annual Blockchain Technology Summit (Consensus NYC 2016) Opening Keynote Presentation with Delaware Governor Jack Markell was held at the New York Marriott Marquis, Monday, May 2, 2016. Presented by CoinDesk in collaboration with Digital Currency Group, Gov. Markell made history by unveiling the Blockchain Initiative committing Delaware to be the first state to use the technology. The blockchain, the very foundation of Bitcoin (crytocurrency/digit...

CALL FOR ENTRIES ANIMATED COM AWARD at ITFS – Deadline: January 15, 2015

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In 2015 Stuttgart will again open up the doors to the great world of animated film. And the competition for the golden Trickstars starts anew. The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will offer a platform to filmmakers, directors and production companies to present their films and give the fans of animated film the chance to watch animated short and feature films of all genres for six days. The ITFS is one of the biggest and most important international festivals for animated film. It has...

2 or 3 Things Spike Jonze Knows About "Her"

With his latest film, writer and director Spike Jonze gives science fiction fans a reason to celebrate. Yet Her, a gizmo-fueled meditation on love, loneliness and technology, is emotionally perceptive and slyly funny enough to beguile even hard core sci fi detractors.  Not that Jonze's prior poppings down worm holes have lacked insight into the human heart. However wild things were with Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Where the Wild Things Are, Jonze has always been up for ti...

30th PhotoPlus Expo 2020 Vision Opening Panel Coverage

By Maria Esteves – December 30, 2013 The 30th Annual 2013 PhotoPlus Expo (PPE 2013) 2020 Vision: What Will Photography Look Like in the Next Decade Opening Panel Discussion commenced Wednesday, October 23, 6:00 PM at Javits Convention Center, New York. PPE 30th Anniversary Celebration official leading industry specialists at the opening panel included director of Worldwide Digital Division Chris Chute, International Data Corp (IDC); technical advisor Chuck Westfall, Canon USA; Sr. techni...

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Director: Nathan Hong.
He was promised a live operator. Getting a live operator, however, wasn't up to him. It was up to the automated service.

G-Tech FR Interview with ÉCU 2011 winners - Part 2

Check out part 2 of the interview (in French!) between G-Technology FR and filmmakers Gabriella Cserhati & Fabien Lartigue - winners of “Best Independent Film" at ÉCU 2011. Découvrez la partie 2 de l’interview (en français!) entre G-Tech France et les réalisateurs Gabriella Cserhati et Fabien Lartigue, vainqueurs du "Meilleur Film Indépendant" à ÉCU 2011.

Africa Light / Gray Zone

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www.africa-light.com A film by Tino Schwanemann. Music by Steffen Greisiger & The Film Orchestra Babelsberg.   Synopsis: Africa is full of nature’s colors. A colorful experience! The social, political and economical problems of the continent, however, are unsaturated. Neither black nor white, but endless gray. "Africa Light" - as white local citizens call Namibia. The name suggests romance, the beauty of nature and promises a life witho...

itzon - A revolutionary new festival platform not to be missed!! Let us tell you more...

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The mission of itzon is to create an interactive online film festival and digital broadcast platform to showcase incredible, inspiring and revolutionary film content to a global audience. itzon will be a place to experience the best independent films, documentaries and animation. An innovative and fully interactive service for filmmaker and audience member alike; our vision is to play our part in helping more independent productions get distribution deals or be acquired for mainstream TV broad...

Williamsburg International Film Festival | WILLiFEST 2012

The Williamsburg International Film Festival | WILLiFEST spotlights independent filmmakers from around the world. We encourage you to submit your work and join us in New York City for a professional, fun-filled festival of screenings, panels, networking opportunities and after-parties.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Williamsburg International Film Festival, voted top 20 coolest film festival by MovieMaker Magazine, is the film component of WILLiFEST. WILLiFEST was established to provide a platform for the creative visions of today's emerging artists of all disciplines. The film and music festivals are opportunities for artists to enhance their careers by exposing their films and music to a powerful audience, gaining crucial media exposure and strengthening industry relationships. In the LiVE it UP! Pavilion, Donna Drake, a nationally syndicated TV talk show host, interviews filmmakers and local celebrities. The Filmmakers' Lounge provides filmmakers a space to promote their films and network with each other in between their screenings.

In addition to red carpet premieres, the festival features several film competitions. A Screenplay competition rounds out the offerings. The closing night award ceremony will honor award winners in each category. At WILLiFEST, we pride ourselves on elevating the filmmaker's experience. This festival was created for the artist, by artists, and we look forward to taking you, your film or your screenplay to the next level.

The categories of entries we are accepting for the 2012 Williamsburg International Film Festival are as follows:

U.S. Narrative Feature Films
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of at least 50 minutes. In order to qualify as a U.S. Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

U.S. Documentary Feature Films
Any non-fiction film with a running time of at least 50 minutes, NOT including entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains limited dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

International Narrative Feature Films
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of at least 50 minutes. In order to qualify as an International Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction, and production must have occurred outside of the United States. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

International Documentary Feature Films
Any non-fiction film with a running time of at least 50 minutes, NOT including entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains limited dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted. In order to qualify as an International Documentary Feature Film, the film must be unscripted and production must have occurred outside of the United States. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

U.S. Short Films
Any narrative or documentary film of U.S. origin with a running time of 49 minutes or less. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

International Short Films
Any narrative or documentary film of international origin with a running time of 49 minutes or less. In order to qualify as an International Short Film, production must have occurred outside of the United States. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

Animated Films
Any animated film in any style of animation from any country of origin with a running time of any length. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

Family Fare
Any live action or animation of any length from any country that celebrates the whole family coming together to enjoy and share the movie-going experience. Any subject matter considered. All films should be appropriate for general audiences. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

Student Films
Any U.S. or International narrative or documentary film of any length. Proof of school enrollment is required. No premiere status is required. Films must have been completed after January 2010.

Music Videos
Any film or video in sync to music from any country of origin with a running time of less than 10 minutes. No premiere status is required. Music Videos do not have a completion requirement.

Midnight Treats
A treat for true cinephiles and casual filmgoers alike, this non-competition section presents an eclectic mix of horror, sci-fi, over-the-top comedies, explicit animation and bizarre stories that defy categorization. Midnight Treats have no premiere or completion requirements.

Screenplays
Any feature-length, English-language, narrative screenplay of any genre. Scripts must have a minimum page
count of 60 pages and a maximum page count of 240, all pages numbered
and in standard industry format. Title page or email should include author name(s), title, street address, phone number, email address and WAB ID#. We only accept electronic submissions.
Digital formats accepted are Final Draft or Adobe PDF documents. After completing the on-line application process and paying appropriate fee, digital screenplay submissions should be emailed to screenplays@willifest.com or uploaded to Withoutabox.com. Title page must include author name(s), title, home address, phone number, email address and WAB #.

Awards are presented for all categories except Midnight Treats.

GENERAL RULES
Each submitted film must be accompanied by the appropriate fee. Please write the title of the film on all checks or money orders. Entries must be submitted on DVD (NTSC Region 0 or 1). International films can be submitted on NTSC or PAL Region 0 (Region-free) DVDs. Screeners should be straight-play DVDs with only your film and no menus. We accept works-in-progress. Screener DVD must be labeled with title, running time, entrant's name, category, phone number and WAB ID# on the disc face with permanent marker. Screeners should be viewed for playback quality before mailing in. Please DO NOT use paper labels.

Foreign language work must be subtitled in English (or dubbed where permitted). Only films completed after January 2010 will be accepted except for Music Videos and Midnight Treats which do not have a completion requirement. Student Films are projects completed by filmmakers when they were enrolled in school. Students must include a copy of school ID.

WILLiFEST is an HD projection festival utilizing file-based server technology. We do not project from videotape and request exhibition copies of films be submitted as a file or alternatively, a DVD or Bluray Disc. We also project 35mm film on a limited-basis and these situations will be discussed with filmmakers upon acceptance and decided by our
Programming Department.

For information on additional WILLiFEST news and events, visit us at www.willifest.com.

Best of Luck!

the WILLiFEST team

Last Supper for Malthus (The Permanent Food Crisis) - Official Trailer

This is the official trailer for our documentary "Last Supper for Malthus".

da Vinci Film Festival

A film festival to celebrate the joining of art, science and technology in the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci. Held each year in Corvallis, Oregon (USA), the festival accepts films in feature, short, documentary, and young filmmaker categories. The festival also awards the 'Spirit of da Vinci' prize to the film that best captures the relationship between art and technology. The festival began in 2000 and has continued to grow each year.

Corvallis, Oregon is the home of Oregon State University, ranked among the top engineering and science schools in the United States. Corvallis is also the location of a major research and development facility for Hewlett-Packard. The audiences of the da Vinci festival appreciate great independent film and the filmmakers who contribute to the art. Visit us at http://www.davincifilmfest.org

Out Any Window

Director: Charles Woods Gray.
A man alone by choice or circumstance, it appears he has chased all relations away, with the exception of the neighbor across the lane, he is only a little obsessed with her. He sees her but once and his voyeuristic expiditions begin.

World Content Market

XDC attended the World Content Market in Prague (www.worldcontentmarket.com) this week. After a lot of constructive meetings, XDC expects to offer in the coming months nice alternative content for its exhibition customers. Stay tune on XDC Entertainment website section.

Upcoming SIGGRAPH Technology Conference Celebrates 51 California Artists & Filmmakers

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The SIGGRAPH 2007 Computer Animation Festival and Art Gallery will feature 51 California filmmakers and artists in its programs, both part of the 34th International Conference on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques being held 5-9 August 2007 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival is internationally recognized as the world's premier event for computer graphics and animation. Groundbreaking films presented at the Compute...

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