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Sunscreen Film Festival to be Distributed in Over 180 Countries

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 Sunscreen Film Festival to be Distributed in Over 180 Countries   Sunscreen signs distribution deal that enables it to distribute films all over the world.   (TAMPA BAY, Fla.,) October 10, 2012- The Sunscreen Film Festival has made another step in further establishing itself as an internationally renowned event. Sunscreen has signed a deal to distribute films on Viaway; an on demand Video, TV and Radio platform.   Viaway http://www.viaway.com/ Video, TV and Radio ente...

40 years at the cutting edge The FNC General Manager presents FNC...

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  Nicolas Girard Deltruc / Executive Director  With the development of new technologies and the evolution of new broadcasting platforms, we’re surrounded by moving images (kinema). Anyone can make, broadcast and watch a film. This flood of audiovisual content, available on a variety of platforms (Internet, TV, mobile devices), is bringing about a dramatic change in how we look at the world around us ? and ourselves. In a sense, this is what (new) cinema is all about: films with...

EW WORLD DISTRIBUTION AND WINNOL TO CREATE DISTRIBUTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR VICTOR GINZBERG’S “GENERATION P”

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  Film to Open on 1500 Screens with Special Telecast Intro from Moscow-based Ginzberg   Cannes – Newly established US distributor, New World Distribution (NWD) and Los Angeles based Winnol will join forces to release Russian box-office hit and film festival favorite ‘Generation P’ on 1500 screens and then innovatively across all VOD/mobile platforms on September 12th.  An independent US/Russian co-production, “Generation P” was directed by Victor Ginzburg a...

Passover Seder with The Ultimate Digital Haggadah

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By Maria Esteves – April 12, 2012   Why was this night different from all other nights? Jews and Spaniards celebrated the historical launch of “The Ultimate Digital Haggadah” with Sephardic Rabbi Hayyim J. Angel of Shearith Israel at the Spanish Benevolent Society, New York, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 6:30PM. A live performance by Sephardic recording artist Gerard Edery preceded the first interactive Sephardic Passover Seder sponsored by Ladino Tapas Bar & Grill. ...

FMX 2012 - 17th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia

FMX 2012
17th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia
May 8-11, Stuttgart, Germany

FMX is Europe's largest conference on the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment and interactive visualization in design, industry and research. Every year artists, specialists, scientists, producers and other key people come to FMX to present new projects, developments and opportunities in the Conference, at the Marketplace, in Workshops or Presentations, in the Recruiting Hub or Education Section, Screenings or Events. As a community-based event, the aim is to provide a space where experiences can be exchanged, innovative approaches discussed and ideas multiplied. The conference’s binding theme is the convergence of film, television, computers, consoles and mobile devices.

FMX 2012 focuses on technical issues such as Virtual Production, Previs, Digital Worldbuilding, Lighting and Rendering, Cloud Computing, VFX on TV, Industrial CG, VFX produced in Europe & India, Scientific Papers and Transmedia. The conference takes place May 8-11 in Stuttgart, Germany.

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AFI FEST 2011 line up

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AFI FEST, celebrating it's 25th edition as a showcase of the most highly anticipated films and performances of the year, today announced its line-up of conversations, presentations and digital alliances. Adding depth and discussion to its screenings schedule, AFI FEST offers three exceptional Conversations and Presentations with Hollywood's leading talent and visionaries as well as exciting, cutting-edge digital initiatives. The Los Angeles Times Young Hollywood Roundtable celebrates film...

Student 3D Film Festival Announces Winners

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First Ever Student 3D Film Festival Announces Winners at Campus MovieFest International Grand Finale in HollywoodA first of its kind, 'CMF 3D', backed by Panasonic 3D Technology and the International 3D Society, Delivered 3D Tools and Education to Student FilmmakersHOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world's largest student film festival, in partnership with Panasonic and the International 3D Society (I3DS), completed the first CMF 3D Film Festival during...

16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media

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FMX 2011 May 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. The 16th FMX Conference on Animation, Games, Effects and Interactive Media ended yesterday achieving remarkable successes! FMX 2011 brought in larger crowds than ever before, with 3,500 visitors attending each day. The increase in visitor numbers has been overwhelming; during the conference extra special efforts were introduced to keep up with the demand. The conference included high profile animated films such as "Rang...

Preview on FMX program from Stuttgart animation FX and more...

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  FMX 2011 16th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media May 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. Just one month to go! FMX 2011 is about to kick off to a great start, with just one month to go! This year we are bringing an exciting selection of conference programming to Stuttgart for four days, focusing on the most exciting issues taking place in the industry. FMX takes a fresh look at Stereo 3D including contributions from Weta Digital on the ride "King Kong...

Cinequest Empowers Mavericks...and shows films to over 80,000 attendees

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  "PASSIONE" AND "SOUL SURFER" TO OPEN AND CLOSE CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL John Turturro, AnnaSophia Robb and Bethany Hamilton To Receive Cinequest Maverick Spirit Awards The Cinequest Film Festival announced today the two features that will bookend the upcoming Festival as the Opening and Closing Night films. John Turturro's acclaimed Italian music documentary Passione will raise the curtain at this year's festival as the official Opening Night Film while Sean ...

WGA new media nominees

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New York and Los Angeles –The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for the WGA New Media Writing Awards. Winners will be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles.Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media“The Real Thing,” ”Identity Crisis,” “Girl Talk,” ”Naming Things,” “Curtain Up” (Anyone But Me), Story ...

IDFA Film In Focus: THE GREEN WAVE

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  One of the things that a documentary film can do best is to provide a much deeper analysis and background to stories that one first encounters on the daily news or in the newspapers. A case in point is THE GREEN WAVE, a bracing and inventive look at the “green uprising” that spontaneously grew following the fixed Iran elections of 2009. Famous for being the first “televised uprising” that was broadcast to the world by Twitter, the film uses a range of cinematic technique, incl...

Campus MovieFest announces a 3D Student Film festival

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MovieFest (CMF), the world's largest student film festival, and Panasonic have announced the launch of CMF 3D, Powered by Panasonic. The announcement was made at the Blu-Con 2010 conference in Beverly Hills by Shiro Kitajima, President of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Jon Landau, Academy Award®-winning producer and CMF advisor, and David Roemer, Co-founder and CEO of Ideas United, which runs Campus MovieFest. Campus MovieFest is the only event of its kind, giving hundreds of thousands...

New Media Film Festival & Market SF Bay Area - Call for Submissions!

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New Media Film Festival & Market (NMFFM) is bringing The Best of the Best - What’s New, What’s Next…honoring stories worth telling to the San Francisco Bay Area, CA November 5 & 6, 2010. The June 2010 Los Angeles premiere was a critical success & NMFFM is coming up to the SF Bay Area with an expanded program to embrace its unique blend of technology & creative talent.  DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2010 Our program includes Mobile, Webisodes, Webseries, iApps, SRC (Socially Resp...

Chain Letter is a horror thriller epic

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Revealing the talent of Deon Taylor and Chain Letter, his film By Ron Gilbert I feel like I have been in a chain letter with Deon Taylor which started over a month ago with a phone interview to his home in Sacramento . We spoke about his beginnings in his film career and his former days as a basketball player in Europe prior to my viewing his film on DVD. After seeing Chain Letter, I could not fathom that this sweet and personal guy was the director of this horror ...

Revealing the talent of Deon Taylor and Chain Letter, his film

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I feel like I have been in a chain letter with Deon Taylor which started over a month ago with a phone interview to his home in Sacramento . We spoke about his beginnings in his film career and his former days as a basketball player in Europe prior to my viewing his film on DVD. After seeing Chain Letter, I could not fathom that this sweet and personal guy was the director of this horror film which moves Deon to the top of my list in the horror thriller genre.My daughter Lea and I went to the wo...

Babelgum launches Animatron Film Festival

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Digital broadcast network Babelgum announced today the first tri-platform (online, mobile and offline) competition for animation and anime, the Babelgum Animatron Film Festival. The competition will culminate in a special public screening program, The Hamptons Animation Showcase, at the 2010 Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) in October. Entries will be eligible for an Audience Award voted on by the public as well as cash prizes from a select jury of leaders in the animation, film, and ...

Great chance at Silicon Valley Film Festival Aug 21, 2010

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Short Film We accept shorts of lengths, styles and genres, including DOCUMENTARY shorts and ANIMATED films. Films can also be shot in any format or media as long as the submitted format is on DVD, in which we ultimately screen from. We try to put as few limits on the filmmakers as possible. Films shot by locals or shot around SF Bay area is a plus, but not required. Time limit: Under 30 minutes in length. Music Video ...

Wide Screen Splendor: 70MM Films Revived At Zlin Film Festival

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  It seems amazing, especially in the context of a film festival, that there might be a time in the not so distant future when young people will think of films as something they can download onto their mobile devices and view on their mini screens. Films as big screen events may never completely die, but clearly the trend towards miniaturization has made the wide screen epics of yesteryear seem quaintly anachronistic. Well, as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, th...

Festivals - Have an Online Film Festival and Raise Funds Even After Your Festival has Ended!

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Festivals! Earn $$ on a Wireless Private Screening Room Have an Online Film Festival Raise funds even after your festival has ended!   Greetings, Mobilefilmworks is a mobile entertainment company, which offers full-length indie movies for streaming to mobile devices. We are a wireless/online indie film distributor. and invite you join our list of Film Festivals. No cost to you! Movies from Mobilefilmworks (MFW) are streamed directly to the vie...

The Appeal of Investing in Films

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Are films a good investment opportunity.  I think they are for the right kind of investor.  Here’s why.  I have written this in a Q&A style to answer the major questions that prospective investors ask about whether to invest or not.   1.   Why is film investment an attractive investment opportunity?  Is it because of the high return or because of the nature of business?               For many investors, the high return is a bi...

Call for entry for the Babelgum Online Film Festival

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BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL 3rd Edition Call for Entries March 28th submission deadline! Best of luck to all! Apply online: click the banner below on the relevant category Animation, narrative, non narrative, documentary Contact Info Karol Martesko-Fenster SVP & General Manager - Film Division Nelly Petit Marketing ...

Submit your short films to the 3rd Babelgum Online Film Festival

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BABELGUM ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL 3rd Edition      Call for Entries March 28th submission deadline! Best of luck to all! Apply online: click the banner below on the relevant category Animation, narrative, non narrative, documentary Contact Info Karol Martesko-Fenster SVP &a...

BIGSTAR.TV ANNOUNCES ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL

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BIGSTAR.tv, the global online film networking community and digital distribution platform for independent cinema, has entered the online film festival arena, announcing the highest cash prize yet for fledgling film auteurs. The BIGSTAR Online Film Festival (BOFF) will award a $50,000 cash grand prize to the best film of the festival and honor other submissions with awards of merit in the categories of Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting...

Babelgum Online Film Festival

The Babelgum Online Film Festival was created to celebrate and reward the very best in international independent short filmmaking by providing exposure and cash awards for emerging talent. With its non-restrictive submission guidelines and international visibility, the festival supports and encourages talent and continues to provide a unique venue for filmmakers to showcase their craft.

This year's festival will feature simultaneous mobile and online viewing and voting by the global public in four categories.
As part of the festival, Stolichnaya Vodka will present the inaugural Stoli Emerging Filmmaker Award.

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