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A safe place for festival professionnnals to exchange ideas and opportunities. Subscribe to the mailing list Moderated by Blake Ethridge Founder of FFM Blake runs "Cinema is dope" online ressource.     ...

First Crossover Kids pitching event at Sheffield

Sheffield Doc/Fest, the UK’s premier event for international documentary professionals, and Sheffield based Showcomotion, the Young People’s Film Festival, have joined forces with Crossover Labs to stage the first Crossover Kids pitching event. The inaugural event was held at the Princess Anne Theatre, BAFTA, London on Thursday 11 December.The Crossover Kids event was developed to help filmmakers and commissioners embrace new technologies relevant to young people. Six teams of professionals ...

ÉCU 2009 Events and Success Stories of previous years

ÉCU 2009 Events ÉCU 2009 will feature an exciting array of workshops hosted by dozens of industry experts. The workshops will cover a variety of topics relating to cinema including writing, directing, acting, editing and distribution. And they will be free and open to ALL festival attendees including members of the public. These events offer the unique opportunity to learn from the best in the business. The workshops were a huge success in 2008, and will be even bigger and better in 2009!Dire...

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Unfortunately, our video partner, Vpod, is experiencing some problems on their video display programs. It seems that for some combination of browser and Flash player the video is not displayed. For example on :- IE 7 + flash 9- Chrome + flash 10- Some Safary version They are actively working to solve the problem. Sorry for the inconvenience.Update: pb solved.  ...

Helsinki DocPoint to run for 6 days

Documentary films conquer the cinemas of Helsinki more extensively than ever before next January, as DocPoint celebrates its 8th edition by becoming a six-day event. This enables both re-runs of the most popular films as well as the expansion of the festival programme.DocPoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will be held on the 20th-25th of January 2009.The enrolment in DocPoint's domestic programmes has come to an end. By the time of the deadline about 110 documentary films had arrived f...


"The Paley Center for Media and SnagFilms Alliance"

The Paley Center for Media and SnagFilms Announced an Alliance to Offer New Outlets for Documentary Filmmakers and Enthusiasts". The Paley Center for Media, formerly known as "The Museum of Television and Radio", and "SnagFilms", recently announced a first of its kind collaboration between a leading cultural media institution and an Internet start-up to help documentary producers break down the barriers to reach fresh audiences for their films. Through a shared passion f...

Hollywood properties into Entropia Universe Virtual Worlds

Oct 06, 2008 SEE Virtual Worlds, LLC, a new division of SEE Touring Attractions Inc. - the award-winning company behind many successful and innovative themed touring exhibitions, including Star Trek The Tour and Titanic Official Movie Tour - today announced a partnership with Mindark PE AB, the Swedish developer and creator of the Entropia Universe, to expand popular Hollywood properties into full, stand-alone virtual planets utilizing the Entropia Universe Virtual World Platform. "I believe tha...

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Wizzard Media catalog goes to Joost

Wizzard Media the world’s largest podcasting network, today announced that it will bring a catalog of branded and independent video content, including the widely acclaimed “Tiki Bar” comedy, “Hilary Duff” music and fashion and the popular “Track-Shun” anime to Joost™ (, the world’s first broadcast-quality Internet television service. “Joost has long been recognized as a leader and innovator in delivering superior quality video programming to the Internet,” sai...

Babelgum Online Film Festival Announcement In Toronto

Babelgum, the independent web tv platform, hosted a brunch reception in the sky lounge atop the Sutton Place Hotel yesterday, announcing plans for the second edition  of the Babelgum Online Film Festival and showcasing some of the short film winners from its first round. Babelgum is a free internet television platform that combines full-screen video quality of traditional television with the interactive capabilities of the internet, offering programming-on-demand of unique content to a global a...

Babelgum, the global web TV platform, has opened its first U.S. offices in New York

Babelgum, the global web TV platform, today announced the opening of its first U.S. offices in New York and the hiring of Ethan Podell as President, Babelgum US and Michael Rosen as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. Podell will oversee all aspects of the company’s US operations and business growth, reporting directly to Valerio Zingarelli, CEO of Babelgum. A television industry veteran of nearly 30 years, Podell founded and managed several successful start-ups, including ...

Create Chaos 2008 announces its daily keynote speakers.

Create Chaos 2008 announces its daily keynote speakers. The event will include expert speakers, plus a panel on the final day addressing the changing landscape of the creative industries. The "create-a-palooza," taking place in Orlando, FL on Oct. 13-17, 2008, serves to connect, inform, inspire and educate creative professionals on the eve of a new Renaissance.The star-studded line-up of creative industry veterans at this inaugural conference includes:Bob Kodzis, creative catalyst and the Presid...

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1st Babelgum Online Film Festival Winners Announced by Spike Lee

The Head of the jury Spike Lee announced the winners of the first Babelgum Online Film Festival at a grandiose awards ceremony in Cannes, while the 61st Cannes Film Festival was underway. “We're talking about a new era in film-making here,” commented Spike Lee. “I've viewed some very strong films in this competition. The Babelgum Online Film Festival has provided the opportunity for young film-makers to put their work in front of a global audience and to get feedback. Feedback ...


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