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Speed Interview with Dieter Kosslick Berlinale Chief 2006

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Filmfestivals correspondant Claus Mueller sat down last year with Dieter Kosslick head of the Berlin festival for an open discussion on the festival changes. Claus Mueller What is the most important change compared to last year (2005)? Dieter Kosslick The most important change of course is that we finished out five year plan, including the change of the market, that is the move to the Martin Gropius Bau. That was a big move, and there is another little change, that we give the awards at the en...

Malta International Film Festival Launches in Berlin

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The Malta International Film Festival will announce its own film market during Berlin Festival. The 1st Malta International Film Market (MIFM) is organized by the AECEO (Association pour l'Echange Culturel entre l'Europe et l'Orient; a cultural association based in Paris, France) with the collaboration of AraMage Artistic Production, AJR Events and with the support of Maltese Ministry of tourism and culture and Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) and Media Desk Malta in partnership with fest21.com. ...

Chat technology with Founder Robert Redford on Main Street (Sundance 2005)

Sundance Institute Founder Robert Redford stops by the Film Center on Main Street to share his growing excitement about the powers of new technologies for artists. Filmed in Park City, Utah in January 2005.

IFFS Europe Call for speakers and papers is now open

The International Film Festival Summit Europe will launch april 18th, 2007 in London at the Cumberland Hotel www.fest21.com is a supporting media partner of IFFS Europe. The Conference Curriculum Overview and Call for Papers for the International Film Festival Summit Europe taking place April 18, 2007 in London at The Cumberland Hotel is currently open until February 15th, 2007. Waco Hoover co founder of the summit states "The 2007 IFFS Europe Advisory Committee brings together some of the ...

Withoutabox and filmfestivals.com form new alliance with co op marketing suites for festivals

Aiming at better serving the festival community worldwide the industry leaders have struck an alliance that was announced at the recent festival Summit in Las Vegas. THE NEW CO OP SERVICES AND MARKETING SUITES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY. Withoutabox, Inc., the media company comprising the world’s largest independent film network and FilmFestivals.com, the leading information and practical application services for the film festival community, have struck a strategic alliance aimed at providing...

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Interview with Gregory von Hausch

Friday, November 10-----Gregory von Hausch is the public face of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. He founded the Festival more than two decades ago and has led it from a small regional event to an important showcase of international and independent cinema. As the Festival celebrates its 21st anniversary with the dapper and enthusiastic von Hausch still at the helm, Online Festival Dailies Editor Sandy Mandelberger sat down with Gregory von Hausch for an engaging and wide-rangi...

50th London Festival Finale

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The Times BFI 50th London Film Festival rounded off a successful fortnight of film screenings and events with Babel. This year’s 50th edition featured 183 feature films and 131 short films from 48 countries, 438 screenings and 1649 visiting international filmmakers and industry professionals. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Alejandro González Iñárritu was joined by actors Gael García Bernal and Rinko Kikuchi to introduce Babel, the Clo...

Tam Tam Digifestival - Call for entries: IPSE DIGIT

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Tam Tam Digifestival sponsors IPSE DIGIT, a competition reserved to digital audio-video productions. If you have realized only by digital a videoclip, an Internet documentary, a mobile movie or a newsreel reportage, please send your work to: Coop. Tam Tam, Via Ugo Niutta 33, 80128 Napoli / Naples - Italy. It can last from one minute to one hour. The competion is from October 1st to December 31st 2006. It will award 5 between the best works in each section (Digi Music, Fahrenheit Planet, Mobile T...

Turks and Caicos Film Festival Hits The Beach

Tuesday, October 17----The Turks and Caicos International Film Festival, a unique mix of films and music events, hit the beach on Tuesday evening in a series of kick off events that lived up to their hype. The event, which runs through this weekend, will feature the international premieres of over 30 films, as well as offer provocative seminars, special events, live music concerts and, of course, glamorous parties all set in the natural beauty of this Caribbean island archipelago. The Festiva...

Bibliographie complète de Ferid Boughedir Directeur artistique des JCC Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage 2006

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Férid Boughedir, né en 1944, est l'un des plus grands réalisateurs tunisiens. Homme aux multiples talents: il est également critique et historien du cinéma. Son premier long métrage de fiction, Halfaouine, l'enfant des terrasses, reste le film tunisien le plus connu dans le monde. Journaliste à la revue Jeune Afrique depuis 1971, Férid Boughedir est professeur de cinéma à l'Université de Tunis. Il se fait d'abord connaître comme critique cinématographique par ses publications sur ...

Meira Blaustein

Interview with Festival Director Meira Blaustein

Meira Blaustein Thurday, October 12----As the 7th annual Woodstock Film Festival kicks into gear this evening with the avant premiere of Douglas McGrath’s INFAMOUS, Festivals Editor Sandy Mandelberger sat down with Festival Director Meira Blaustein to get her thoughts on this year’s edition. Sandy Mandelberger (SM): What is new this year that you might be experimenting with? Meira Blaustein: Most of the new elements are more of the inner structure and perhaps not so visible. In terms of ...

Q & A with Mr Ansu Sur, Festival Director, Kolkata Film Festival

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In what way is this year’s KolKota festival, the 11th, different from previous years? We have continued with the same components within the previous structure but regarding film selection we have become more serious, we are looking at more cerebral films, giving better cerebral exercise to our audiences. Our Pedro Almodovar retrospective is an example of this. And in the international section there are several lesser known directors but we have given preference to them because of their crea...

Open your blog for free and join our community of festival organisers, filmmakers and film fans

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Fest21.com welcomes all festival organisers, movie pros, film fans and all festival goers from around the world to share fun, experience, information, pictures, videos and pod casts... Create your community, your own group, discuss and enhance your projects, promote them, distribute them, be on the Featured videoblog list... Open your own videoblog with free video storage. Festival Blogs, dailies, ambiance and panache. The Films showcased here will enjoy the privilege of close encounters with ...

Antalya’s Eurasia Film Market gets thumbs up

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Antalya’s Eurasia Film Market gets thumbs up ANTALYA, Turkey ~ The first film market ever held in Turkey ended yesterday in Antalya and was hailed as a success both by buyers and sellers, several of whom were clearly taken aback by the sheer professionalism of the organisers. A combined total of some 200 buyers and sellers from approximately 30 countries attended the inaugural Eurasia Film Festival which took place over four days during the week-long 43rd Golden Orange Eurasia Film Festival...

La vocation des Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage

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Le programme officiel des J.C.C comprend, outre la « Compétition Officielle » et la «Section Panorama» ouvertes aux films arabes et africains, d'autres sections telles la «section Internationale » ouvertes aux films récents et de grande qualité artistique,quelque soit leur origine, une section « Hommage » à un cinéma national ou à un cinéaste de renom, ainsi qu'un « Atelier des Projets » destiné à favoriser le développement de projets des films africains et arabes par l'octr...

Interview with Festival Co-Director Richard Paradise

Wednesday, September 6----With little over one week to go before the launch of the Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, FEST21.COM's Festivals Editor Sandy Mandelberger sat down with Richard Paradise, the Festival's Co-Director (along with Nevette Previd), to discuss his goals and hopes for this year's inaugural event. Sandy Mandelberger: There are so many film festivals already on the calendar, and September is a particularly business month...what was your inspiration to launch an e...

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