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After 4 Sundance films, Butterflies is selected for rent on YouTube.

One of the first feature films distributed on YouTube is Fest 21 member's documentary film Butterflies. The independent film from European filmmaker Ester Brym has finished its festival run last year graduating with a couple of awards and going on to make history as one of the first films being available for rent on YouTube. Butterflies is feature film following the lives of six young people that are prominent 'weblebrities' on a video site YouTube. The film explores th...

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Latest issue of Mas Y Mas Magazine

The latest issue of Mas y Mas, monthly newsletter of NISI MASA is ready for you to read. In this issue you will find the Dossier on the Berlin Cinema Scene , an exploration of this German city and its cinephile inhabitants. It's now 20 years ago that the Wall fell, and with this anniversary, we wanted to unravel what life is like now and how the city has changed. So, this is a selection of what we have lined

White Men Cant Dance best break dance film of the year

This is a short version of the film, it will touch on a few things in the film to give you an idea, we left the best out for the film.The best break dance film of the year run time 1 hr 47 mins   responses at

Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival

The Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival (MIFFF) is a three day international showcase of action, animation, cult, fantasy, horror, and science fiction cinema. MIFFF takes place every fall at the SIFF Cinema at McCaw Hall in Seattle, Washington USA.

Chameleon trailer

November 5, 2009 will mark the opening night of the 9th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles. The audience at the Laemmle's Monica 4-plex in Santa Monica has the honor to watch the Hungarian Oscar-entry, "Chameleon" by Krisztina Goda. The film is also in competition for the 67th Golden Globe Awards. This is an interview with the director of the film.

AFI DIGIFEST 2009 Line up

AFI DigiFest will take place at the Mann Chinese 1 Theatre in Hollywood on November 4 and 5. Now in its third year, AFI DigiFest provides a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how storytelling is adapting to an ever-widening array of new screens and platforms. The event is open to the public and admission is free. "This has been a banner year for new media innovation," says AFI Digital Content Lab Director Suzanne Stefanac. "We're seeing forward-thinking writers...

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October 15th: Butterflies, documentary film about how to make it in social media

Lives of YouTube “Weblebrities” Chronicled in Upcoming Documentary The increasingly popular world of new media has introduced online viewers across the world to a diverse group of individuals in cyberspace. has emerged as one of the leaders to catapult an Average Joe into an instant “Weblebrity” with the stroke of a computer key.  Meet six folks in the feature documentary “Butterflies” who share the common goal of becoming internet sensations via YouTube...

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The Award Winning Film about YouTube, Butterflies has a Facebook Page

Join Butterflies here and get invited to the next screening !   Butterflies Promote Your Page Too ...

Call for Entries

Global Cinema Festival is now accepting entries. For selection, kindly send your screener (dvd) along with synopsis, film & contact details to our office address.   For more information: Ajitesh Sharma Curator, Global Cinema Festival ...

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Party with Atom Egoyan*

This was one great party with some of my warm-hearted Armenian friends (including my alma mater University of Toronto colleague), Atom EGOYAN, in centre, at Cannes Film festival last year ! Arman Tadevosyan is the one poking his head on the right. Helen

Win tickets to the world premiere of Butterflies in NYC

Would you be interested in creative competition for tickets to the premiere of Butterflies in NYC? For those who don't love in NY, they can exchange for later tickets in LA or a DVD. If you have twitter, tweet @filmester to let me know that you are interested. Or just simply reply here :) Thank you for reading! Love, Ester   Butterflies: Feature doc about YouTube  ...

Coming Soon to a 'Youtube' Near You...

 Youtube is expanding? ...What's new?We're particularly intrigued and excited by the latest expansion of youtube, its first full-length film.  Luc Besson's and Yann-Arthus Betrand's 90-minute environmental awareness film Home will be the first full-length film to be available on youtube in its entirety.  The youtube release date will occur simultaneously with the theatrical and DVD release dats on June 5, World Environment Day.  All releases will be free of charge except for DVDs, which...

Sarasota Film Festival Twittersssss

The Southwest Florida Gulf coast community of Sarasota sparkles a little brighter each year when the Sarasota Film Festival hosts 10 days of films and star-studded parties. Utilizing innovative social media to report all that makes the 11th Annual Sarasota Film Festival shine, Twitterers will provide real-time updates in 140 characters or less (called ‘live tweeting’) during the event March 27 through April 5, 2009. Although the film festival has Facebook and Twitter accounts, three Twitter ...

Update your film library details

To Update your film directory listing,   Step 1: Log in. You can ask for a new password here. Step 2:Click on "My Blog" on the left column             Step 3: Select your film record   Step 4: Edit Step 5: Update the film record Usually, you have to update or verify the below fields: Theme Student Film (yes or no) Film URL site Poster Production Year ...

Update your festival directory listing

To Update your festival directory listing,   Step 1: Log in. You can ask for a new password here. Step 2:Click on "My Blog" on the left column             Step 3: Select your festival record             Step 4: Edit           Step 5: Update the festival record ...

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We have revamped and improved the Festival database. Our audience of filmmakers and other film professionals can now search the listing with various criteria and select the festivals they need to attend with more accuracy. It is therefore even more important for you to fill the details comprehensively. Since your festival has been listed on the festival directory on you were given a festival registration and a password. The update of your data in the d...


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