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Opening Keynote by Marco Müller at next Film Festival Summit Europe in Paris

3rd Annual International Film Festival Summit Europe :April 7-8, 2009 ParisOpening Keynote Presented by Marco Müller, Director of theVenice International Film Festival Since 1980,he has worked as a film critic and historian, creating and directing severalseries of books on the cinema for a number of publishers, has personallycurated some monographic publications and has regularly written essays andarticles on cinema. Since 1978, his new role as "festival maker" hasprogressively estab...

International Film Guide Launch At Berlinale

Tuesday, 10 February----The 45th edition of the INTERNATIONAL FILM GUIDE, the definite yearbook of world cinema, had its first international exposure this wee, at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival. The Guide, again edited by film scholar Ian Haydn Smith and published by Wallflower Press, the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, was first published in 1963, and enjoys an unrivalled reputation as the most authoritative and trusted source of information on contemporary world...

We are about to launch the new V2 version of Fest21. com

Quick summary of the changes which include : - New cleaner look - Transfer of the Festival Directory database, the renowned Festival Directory from to whith easier search options, simplified update process - Opening of a major Film database - Launch of the new video platform (still in beta) - Launch of Fest21 e-commerce store - More Professional functionnalities and promotion options   This new version will also...

The Perfect Pitch at ECU 2009!

The Perfect Pitch is a new program to premiere at The European Independent Film Festival, taking place March 13th-15th, 2009, at La Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Francois Mitterand, in Paris. The program begins with a series of workshops - taking place on Friday, March 13th- related to preparing and executing a pitch presentation.   Following the workshops each participant will have the opportunity to pitch in a practice pitch session, from which twenty individuals will be selected to pit...

An overview on cinema in Europe

An overview on 2007: demand and offer for European films are on the increase, whilst cinema-going experiences a slight dip A tendency to decline but not everywhere: this sums up the 2007 trend as regards cinema-going in Europe. The exact opposite of 2006, where the plus sign was the general rule, although, there again, with some exceptions. The positive side of 2007 comes from European films: in EU countries film production is on the increase with their market share growing as well. Less s...

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...

Baltic Event Brings Together Media Professionals In Tallinn

  Monday, December 1------The Baltic Event, the co-production and networking professional event that is at the heart of the professional activities at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, began yesterday with an ambitious agenda of film pitches, professional seminars and special events. Now in its seventh year, the Baltic Event initiative is presenting 12 projects in the Co-Production Market section, offering film producers early contacts with distributors, programmers, film cr...

POFF Film School Begins At Tallinn Black Nights FF

  Sunday, November 30--------The POFF Film School, an intensive set of panel seminars and master classes, begins tomorrow as part of the professional events of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The program, which runs all week, is geared towards young professionals, film and media students and those interested in getting an insight from visiting professionals into the art and industry of filmmaking.   The program begins tomorrow with masterclasses with Martin...

Closing Tidbits From IDFA

  Saturday, November 29-----As IDFA began to wind down in anticipation of its Awards Gala this evening, here are some bits and pieces announced or experienced in the past week:   CROSS MEDIA PROJECTS AT IDFA FORUM In addition to the traditional documentaries that were pitched at the IDFA Forum this past week, three projects were invited that deliberately cross media. Thee include the ambitious 24berlin-A Day In The Life, marking the 20th anniversary of the fa...

Finding Financing At The IDFA Forum

Thursday, November 27------Yesterday saw the close of one of IDFA’s most important professional ventures, the Forum for International Co-Financing of Documentaries. IDFA organized the first Forum in 1993 and has seen the event grow in stature, number of projects and interest from film and television funders and programmers. The original aim was to establish an international network that would facilitate contact between independent documentary producers and television broadcasters. This has e...

DocLab Explores Connection Between Documentary And New Media

  Monday, November 24--------A new addition to this year's IDFA is the introduction of Doclab, a new program section that explores the relationship between new media and the documentary form. The main theme for this year is data visualisation.   In all modern cultures, a dizzying amount of information is compiled by government bodies, market researchers and large companies like Google. In aggregate, this data offers an accurate if exhausting account of our colle...


Sunday, November 23-----Making its international premiere at IDFA this weekend is the Peruvian documentary Lucanamarca. The film tells the intriguing and disturbing story of the 1983 massacre of 69 residents of the remote village of Lucanamarca, who were brutally murdered by members of the Maoist guerrilla movement known as Shining Path. Among the victims were numerous women and children. The bloodbath was an act of retaliation for the murder of one of the movement's leaders and the first in a...

James Boyle keynote at Sheffield Doc/Fest on legal future of cinema

NESTA (National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts) are proudly sponsoring a keynote speech at Sheffield Doc/Fest about the legal future of film by James Boyle, a founder of Creative Commons.   Creative Commons is working to facilitate the free availability of art, scholarship, and cultural materials by developing innovative, machine-readable licenses that individuals and institutions can attach to their work.   James Boyle, who is William Neal Reynolds Professor of Law at Duke ...

Hamptons Film Festival Partners With European Film Promotion

  Friday, October 17--------The Hamptons International Film Festival and OK! Magazine will continue the popular Rising Stars Showcase, welcoming three North American actors to highlight their talents and films at the 2008 Festival. This year the Festival is expanding this program for the first time to officially include three actors from the Shooting Stars program, an initiative of European Film Promotion (EFP). Entering its 12th year, Shooting Stars, which debuts each year at t...

CROSSROADS, the Co-Production Forum at Thessaloniki Festival

   CROSSROADS, the Co-Production Forum organized by the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, created by the TIFF Director Despina Mouzaki and headed by Marie-Pierre Macia, has selected 15 projects this year, based on the quality of the script, the creative team and the likelihood of it being produced. All selected projects are either produced or co-produced by a country in the Balkan or Mediterranean area or contain story elements linked to these regions. The selected projects come fr...

French Frenzy For IFC Films At New York Film Festival

  Tuesday, October 7-----Agnes Jaoui's Let It Rain has been acquired by IFC Films for North American distribution. The French film has its North American premiere this week at the New York Film Festival. The company is planning a day-and-date release via its IFC In Theaters platform next year.   The film, set in the South of France, features Jaoui as a feminist novelist pondering politic...

Jury and panel duties in various film festivals for Bruno Chatelin

Bruno Chatelin, the editor, has a film career as film distributor, working for Sony and UGC FOX in France, where he has launched over 250 films and has worked closely with Coppola, Woody Allen, Terry Giliam, Tom Hanks and many more. He has co founded and He served as Jury member in many important film events.       Jury duty Jury President of Deir-el-Qamar short film festival in Lebanon President and Producer of ...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring Summer 2009 Photos

By Maria Esteves - September 22, 2008 The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring Summer 2009 (MBFW/SS09) Collections was held in Bryant Park, and through out New York City, September 5 - 12, 2008. Emerging designers and veterans from around the world showcased their 2009 Spring Summer collections. Mercedes-Benz Fashiion Week was presented by IMG Fashion. The sponsors were Mercedes-Benz, DHL, American Express, MAC Cosmetics, Judith Ripka, YKK, W Hotels Worldwide, Havaianas, TRESemme, Bla...

No Borders Co-Production Market In New York

 Friday, September 19-----One of the key events of the Independent Film Week in New York, organized by the IFP/Independent Feature Project this past week, is the No Borders International Co-Production Market. Now in its 14th year, No Borders is the only international co-production market in the U.S., connecting U.S. and international narrative projects at the script stage with financiers and buyers. "No Borders has become one of the great success stories of IFP's first 30 years," said...

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 ...