Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Tiburon International Film Festival - ‘Golden Reel Awards’

Tiburon -- The winners of the Golden Reel Award were announced during a formal

ceremony on Friday, March 21, 2008 in Tiburon, with many filmmakers, local guests,

and dignitaries present.

Best Film: The Yellow House, directed by: Amor Hakkar [Algeria]

Best Director: Zoltan Kamondi, for: Dolina [Hungary]

Best Actor: Jan Decleir, for A Perfect Match [Belgium]

Best Actress: Minnie Driver, for Take {US]

Best Documentary: Behind Forgotten Eyes, directed by: Anthony Gilmore


Best Cinematography: Lazlo Kovacs, for: Torn from the Flag [Hungary]

Humanitarian Award: Welcome Europe, directed by: Bruno Ulmer [France]

Best Musical: The Samba Poet, directed by: Ricardo Van Steen [Brazil]

Best Short: Julieta, directed by: Raul Antonio Caballero Carreto [Mexico]

Best Music Video: Gone, directed by: Andrew Watson [US]

Best Dance Short Film: The Rain, directed by: Pontus Lidberg [Sweden]

Best Animation: One Night in a City, directed by: Jan Baledj [Czech Republic]

Best Sports Film: Row Hard, No Excuses, directed by: Luke Wolbach [US]

Federico Fellini Award: Miaoyan Zhang for: Xiaolin Xiaoli [China]

Orson Wells Award: In the Name of the Son, directed by: Harun Mehmedinovic [US]

Best Experimental Film: Agnieszka 2039, directed by: Martin Gauvreau [UK]

Best Student Film: The Vaudevillian, directed by: Bryan Nest [US]

Best Comedy: American Fork, directed by: Chris Bowman [US]

Best Children’s Film: The Flyboys, directed by: Rocco DeVilliers [US]

Audience Choice Award: Spine Tingler, directed by: Jeffery Schwarz [US]


Flanders International Film Festival-Ghent

New European shorts wanted

The 35th Ghent International Film Festival (October 7th to
18th 2008)is looking for new European shorts for its Prix
UIP Ghent competition. The winner is granted 2.000 euro cash
and has a chance to win an extra 10.000 euro in the Prix
UIP Winners 2007-2008
competition for Best European Short.

Application deadline is August 1,2008.

The Ghent International Film Festival is Belgium's most
prominent annual film event. It started in 1974 as a student's
film festival and has developed into one of Europe's foremost film
events. Recently Variety called the festival one of the 50 'must attend
fests', and The Wall Street Journal catalogued it amongst the 5 European
'fest with character'.

For the next edition (October 7th to 18th 2008), the festival is
looking for fresh European shorts. Shorts directed by a European
director,produced in 2008 and under 15 minutes can compete for the
Prix UIP Ghent(in co-operation with the European Film Academy).

More information: www.filmfestival.be

54th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, 1-6 May 2008

Oberhausen Market with new CD-ROM catalogue

Film professionals have been able to select their own preview programmes from all
shorts submitted annually to the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen since
1989. Today, the Oberhausen Market with its Video Library and Screenings of leading
international distributors of artistic films is an attractive meeting place for
short film buyers, festival programmers and art curators.

This year, the Oberhausen Market Catalogue will be available on CD-ROM for the first
time. Working with the catalogue, which contains extensive information about every
film, will be made easier by search options by title, director, genre or running
time. Oberhausen is publishing a password-protected version of the catalogue on its
website about two weeks before the festival starts to make it easier for accredited
professionals to prepare their preview lists.

In 2008, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is offering film
professionals the biggest pool of new short film productions from across the globe.

The Video Library offers more than 6000 submitted works, in addition to the complete
short film list of reelport.com and works from the Screenings. In the Screenings,
introduced successfully in 2006, the leading international distributors of artistic
works are presenting their latest catalogues. In 2008, these will be:
AgĂȘncia da Curta Metragem/SOLAR (Portugal) www.curtasmetragens.pt/solar
argos (Belgium) www.argosarts.org
arsenal experimental (Germany) www.fdk-berlin.de
AV-ARKKI (Finland) www.av-arkki.fi
Collectif Jeune Cinéma (France) www.cjcinema.org
Electronic Arts Intermix (USA) www.eai.org
Filmform (Sweden) www.filmform.com
HAMACA (Spain) www.hamacaonline.net
Heure Exquise ! (France) www.exquise.org
Hong Kong Arts Centre (China) www.hkac.org.hk
Light Cone (France) www.lightcone.org
LUX (Great Britain) www.lux.org.uk
Netherlands Media Art Institute (Netherlands) www.montevideo.nl
sixpackfilm (Austria) www.sixpackfilm.com
Video Data Bank (USA) www.vdb.org
Vtape (Canada) www.vtape.org
Accreditation deadline 54th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen:
7 April 2008
Online accreditation form: http://www.kurzfilmtage.de/en/accreditation.html

2nd London International Documentary Festival

The festival in association with the London Review of Books http://www.lidf.co.uk/,

which takes place in London on the 29th March –
5th April 2008.

Films of Fact: A Short Lecture About Science on Film

London Review Bookshop, WC1A 2JL

27 March, 7PM

Tickets: £6, http://www.lrbshop.co.uk/events

The first in-depth study of its kind, Films of Fact: A History of Science in

Documentary Films and Television (Wallflower Press) explores the fascinating

development of science on screen. Starting with a screening of the film, Cheese

Mites, at the Alhambra Music Hall in 1903, the book looks at how visual media

has shaped the public's comprehension of science, with a special focus on the heyday

of British documentary (1930 - 1950) and the significant role of

government post-war health programmes. Tim Boon, author of the volume and Chief

Curator at the Science Museum, will be giving a short lecture at the London Review

Bookshop as part of the London International Documentary Festival. He will be

joined by Brian Winston, Professor of documentary at the University of

Lincoln and general editor of Wallflower Press’ Nonfictions series.

The London Palestine Film Festival

Open April 18th and runs for two weeks at the Barbican Cinema April 18th to 24th.
And SOAS,Russell Square from April 25th to May 1st.

The festival present another extraordinary selection of documentary, fiction,
art, and experimental work by artists from around the world.
Still the largest of its kind, this year the Festival programme includes more
than 50 works related to the question of Palestine by artists from across
the globe working in every genre of film and video production.

More information contact: www.palestinefilm.org