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Munich International Short Film Festival’s programme

Munich International Short Film Festival’s programme

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 35 SHORT FILMS, 21 COUNTRIES, 24 GERMAN PREMIERES In less than three weeks, the annual KALIBER 35 Munich International Short Film Festival will take place on June 20th to 26th. Now, the festival has announced the 35 films running in its International Competition. Out of more than 2.000 submissions, festival programmer Silvia Osellini picked films from 21 countries including Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Iran, etc. Some of the films selected have already achieved success among the most important festivals of the world, such as Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, Tampere and Clermont-Ferrand, while all of them will be screened in Munich for the first time as Bavarian, 24 of them even as German premieres. You can find the complete selection with synopsis, trailers and much more on the festival's web site http://www.kaliber35.de/2013/program.html

66th Festival de Cannes: Awards announced

66th Festival de Cannes: Awards announced

    FEATURE FILMS   PALME D'OR LA VIE D’ADÈLE - CHAPITRE 1 & 2 (Blue Is The Warmest Colour) directed by Abdellatif Kechiche with Adèle Exarchopoulos & Léa Seydoux   GRAND PRIX INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen   BEST DIRECTOR Amat Escalante for HELI    JURY PRIZE SOSHITE CHICHI NI NARU (Like Father, Like Son / Tel Père, Tel Fils) directed by Kore- Eda Hirokazu   BEST SCREENPLAY Jia Zhangke for TIAN ZHU DING (A Touch of Sin)   BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS Bérénice BEJO in LE PASSÉ (The Past) directed by Asghar Farhadi   BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR Bruce DERN in NEBRASKA directed by Alexander Payne  

Call for Papers from Webster University Media Communications Program

Call for Papers from Webster University Media Communications Program

Webster University in Geneva will be hosting the fourth annual Media Trends conference.                                             This year, the focus is on the relationships between media and children. "Moving Targets: Children and the Media," to be held from April 8-10, 2013 will feature academics, media practitioners and public health professionals as panelists. Media Communications Department/ Webster University Geneva has been asked to submit a book proposal, to be published by Cambridge Scholar's Publishing. It is currently organizing the book's structure and would welcome your paper proposals for inclusion in the publication. Paper, presentation, and workshop proposals must be submitted to rosso@webster.ch by October 15, 2012. At this point you are only required to send an abstract or outline of what you would like to present. Completed papers will be requested at a later date.  For more info, see the attached files next page.

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage – 27 October

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage – 27 October

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage provides an occasion to raise general awareness of the need to take urgent measures and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents. “Audiovisual heritage memory? the clock is ticking" is the slogan of this year's celebration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage… . Click here to read more News about the celebration of the World Day on the UNESCO Communication and Information Sector’s website.

Perceptions of e-books comparing to print books for learning and engagement

Perceptions of e-books comparing to print books for learning and engagement

iPad owners who read e-books with their children see certain features as helpful for early readers, and others as distracting  

The Iranian film “A separation” receives the Best Foreign Language Oscar

The Iranian film “A separation” receives the Best Foreign Language Oscar

The Iranian film “A separation”, directed by Asghar Farhadi, received 84th Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language film. This film was nominated in “Best Foreign Language” and “Screenplay” categories. The film,originally entitled "The Separation of Nader from Simin”, is the first Iranian film receiving Oscar and the second Iranian film nominated in this category; the first being "Children of Heaven" in 1999. Martin Scorsese’s3D fantasy “Hugo” dominating Oscars with 11 nominations received Academy Award for the Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best  Sound  Mixing, Best Visual Effects Martin Scorsese had won the best director Oscar for the 2006 movie “The Departed”.  

Top 10 Cartoons for Children’s Rights

Top 10 Cartoons for Children’s Rights

  In 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This landmark treaty spells out the rights of all children … to health, to education, to an adequate standard of living, to leisure and play, to protection from exploitation, to express their own opinions … and many more. All children have these rights. Cartoons for Children's Rights is a UNICEF broadcast initiative that aims to inform people around the world about children’s rights. The effort has forged partnerships with many well-known animation studios that have developed more than 80 half-minute public service announcements based on the articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Each PSA illustrates a right described in the global rights treaty, such as ‘Freedom from Child Labour’ or ‘Protection from Neglect’. All the spots are non-verbal, in order to get the rights message across to everyone, regardless of language. The spots have aired on more than 2,000 television stations globally. Source: UNICEF   

Summer Camp organized by Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations

Summer Camp organized by Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations

Title: Summer Camp 2012 “Water the Mind" Time: From 23rd to 29th July 2012 Place: Vu The Lang Secondary School , Viet Tri City, Phu Tho Province, VN Organizer: Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations  Co-organizers: UNESCO Centre for International Education – Brighter Vietnam Programme 

Registration for the Asia Media Summit (AMS) 2012 open

Registration for the Asia Media Summit (AMS) 2012 open

AIBD is organizing the Asia Media Summit in Bangkok, Thailand (29 - 30 May 2012). The conference which is held in collaboration with international  organizations provides a unique opportunity for broadcasters in the region  to share their thoughts on Broadcasting and Information. Such keynote speakers are confirmed for the Opening Ceremony as Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO.

2,000 USD Prize to a Winning Short Filmscript

2,000 USD Prize to a Winning Short Filmscript

DC Shorts Film Festival presents screenwriting competition which awards up to $2,000 to a winning script, and guaranteed acceptance into the 2013 DC Shorts Film Festival. Films of every genre with a special focus on films created by metropolitan Washington, DC-based directors and writers are acceptedare arefffff are accepted. A panel of judges consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters and critics will review and provide coverage (feedback) for scripts of 15 pages or less. 5-7 finalists will be featured during ScriptDC — the region’s largest screenwriting conference — where their scripts will be read in front of a live audience. If the script is shot and completed by the deadline, it will be automatically included as an official selection for the 2013 DC Shorts Film Festival. After each screening, filmmakers have the opportunity to speak to the audience as part of a moderated panel.

CALL FOR ENTRY

CALL FOR ENTRY

16th Barcelona International Audiovisual Festival - November 2012 Directors, screenwriters, producers, and students are invited to submit  their audiovisuals for all ages: - Productions for children and youth, productions about children and/or     those that deal with childhood issues; - Productions made by children or teens in a framework of media literacy; - Productions made by students in audiovisual schools or universities; - Productions of general subject matter, for all audiences, that    contain values and favor coexistence; - Audiovisuals that not only entertain but also educate and teach; Theme: Children and youth,  values that favor coexistence – all genres  Registration Deadline: May 31, 2012 The prestigious HUMANITARIAN and CREATIVE prizes will be awarded. The audiovisuals competing for the Humanitarian prize should contain certain humanitarian values which favor democratic coexistence  and growth of social citizenry, especially directed toward children or  about childhood.

Letter of support - Festival Plein la Bobine - sent by the President of CIFEJ

Letter of support - Festival Plein la Bobine - sent by the President of CIFEJ

Dear Sir/Madam We, at CIFEJ  would like to take this opportunity to inform you that the Plein la Bobine-Sancy film festival is a very important event and should be supported. The fact that this festival has survived for 9 editions proves its worthiness and relevance to its audiences....

Letter of support - Festival Plein la Bobine - sent by the Secretary General and Executive Director of CIFEJ

Letter of support - Festival Plein la Bobine - sent by the Secretary General and Executive Director of CIFEJ

 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN CIFEJ is an international center for the promotion of production and distribution of audio-visual media for children and young people, as well as research on, and exchange of experiences in this field.... ofof 

Letter of support - Festival Plein la Bobine - sent by Martine Mauroy / Association des cinémas parallèles du Québec

Letter of support - Festival Plein la Bobine - sent by Martine Mauroy / Association des cinémas parallèles du Québec

Bonjour, Ayant été informés par le CIFEJ des difficultés financières que rencontre votre festival pour préparer sa prochaine édition, nous tenons à vous faire part de notre appui. En consultant votre site Internet, on voit tout de suite combien votre programmation est intéressante, variée et éducative....  

Plein la Bobine's request for support

Plein la Bobine's request for support

 La Bourboule, December 6th 2011 Dear all, For some time, especially for the last two years, the Plein la Bobine-Sancy film festival, which should celebrate its 10th edition in June 2012, has known some financial difficulties.

Young Jury Panel Members Wanted - Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People

Young Jury Panel Members Wanted - Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People

Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People is currently selecting a jury panel of 10 to 18 year olds to watch and judge short and feature films. If you are interesed in being a member of the Jury, see next page for more info.

UNESCO Short Video Contest for Youth

UNESCO Short Video Contest for Youth

MY DECLARATION UNESCO short video contest for youth (18-24)  UNESCO has just launched a YouTube- and YouKou-run 90-second video contest for young people, as part of its special programme for the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity.  Each video is intended to provide a personal vision of the meaning and future of cultural diversity. All genres are accepted. The videos will not be subtitled or dubbed, so that verbal communication should not be essential for their understanding.  The final winner of the contest will win a film camera (approx 2,500 USD dollars value). S/he be selected by an international experts’ Jury among the first five videos resulting from the preselection of the public. For more information and participation, please click here.

Milano Film Festival (September 09-18, 2011)

Milano Film Festival (September 09-18, 2011)

 The complete lists of films selected for the   FeFefffffFeature Film Competition                        and the   Short Film Competition   are now online; to see the programme click here.  You can now submit your request for an Industry accreditation, filling in the form   here  .  

CINEMAGIC YOUNG CONSULTANTS 2011

CINEMAGIC YOUNG CONSULTANTS 2011

Cinemagic has launched its annual call for 25 young film enthusiasts to take on the role of ‘film consultants’ and help select a series of films for this year’s Coca-Cola Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People that takes place in Belfast from 16th November- 2nd December . If you are a budding film critic (aged between 10 and 18 years old) who would enjoy the opportunity to spend three days (10.00am-3.00pm) from Monday 25th July- Wednesday 27th July (inc) working with Cinemagic, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet other likeminded young people and have fun deciding the content of the largest film festival for young people in the UK and Ireland. Deadline: 16th July, 2011

New Directors of Milano Film Festival and Call for Entries

New Directors of Milano Film Festival and Call for Entries

The sixteenth edition of Milano Film Festival will be held from 9th to 18th September 2011. It’ll be headed by the new directors Alessandro Beretta and Vincenzo Rossini, film and literature critics who substitute Beniamino Saibene and Lorenzo Castellini.   The call for entries in the competition section is now open to debut feature films and second feature films as well as short films completed after 1st of  January 2010. Deadline for entries: May 31st, 2011

Australian Conference on Children and the Media

Australian Conference on Children and the Media

Scared, sleepless and hostile:   Children, violent/frightening media and public policy        Tuesday 1 March 2011, 9 am-5 pm NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre 37 Reservoir Street. Surry Hills, NSW 2010 The history of media violence research has been full of controversy. Is the jury still out, or have we been ignoring evidence of damaging mental and physical impacts of scary and violent media on children and young people?  Is it time to act? Can our regulatory/ classification systems become more effective in protecting children and in supporting parents? Leading researchers will review the research evidence in these fields,  the present structure of classification and ratings systems, and discuss recommendations for change.

Yorkton Film Festival to award $1,000 bursary to winner of Emerging Filmmaker Category

Yorkton Film Festival to award $1,000 bursary to winner of Emerging Filmmaker Category

The Yorkton Film Festival has partnered with the RBC to present a new cash bursary award for the 2011 festival.  Filmmakers entering in the Emerging Filmmaker category will now be competing for a $1,000 prize bursary in addition to the Golden Sheaf award trophy.  

“Not Kidding” @ IFFR 2011

“Not Kidding” @ IFFR 2011

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (26 Jan-6 Feb 2011) has come up with a youthful initiative to mark its fortieth birthday: ‘Not Kidding’, an XL festival location for children, young people, parents and everyone who appreciates a playful approach to film and visual culture.

“Toon Apprentice” and

“Toon Apprentice” and

Ottawa International Animation Festival has initiated a new website “Toon Apprentice” with content for kids, teens, parents and educators.  Also, if you are interested in screening the Best of Ottawa program 2010, you can contact the Festival office at 613-232-8769 or info@animationfestival.ca. 
 OIAF is ready for international tours until mid-September 2011.
  

ANIMAFEST Zagreb 2011

ANIMAFEST Zagreb 2011

Call for Entries is open for the 3rd Regional Pitching Forum for feature projects in development that will be held from 02 - 04 June 2011  within the framework of the 21st World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb and AnimafestPro festival segment aimed at film and animation professionals. AnimafestPro comprises Regional Pitching Forum and Animafest Fund,  two complementary elements for stimulation and development of feature animated projects in early stages of production. Regional Pitching Forum is developed as a platform for presentation of feature animation projects in development to producers and potential financiers, whereas Animafest Fund provides financial support for further development of the best regional project presented at the Pitching Forum. Directors and producers are eligible to submit any feature animation project in development whose country of production is one of the following: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine.

The 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam will take place from 26 January to 6 February 2011

The 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam will take place from 26 January to 6 February 2011

The International Film Festival Rotterdam is marking its fortieth year with a look back and forward, and in particular at the current state of affairs and the future. The 40th edition will take place from 26 January to 6 February 2011.  The International Film Festival Rotterdam offers a quality selection of worldwide independent, innovative, and experimental cinema and visual arts. Devoted to offering a platform to and actively supporting independent filmmaking from around the globe. More info: http://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/professionals/programme    

Rencontres Internationales in Paris

Rencontres Internationales in Paris

Rencontres Internationales will take place in Paris from November 25 to December 4 at the Centre Pompidou. It will propose during 10 days a film, video, and multimedia programme, and a forum for artists, filmmakers, audiences and professionals. www.art-action.org

Media and Learning Conference in Brussels

Media and Learning Conference in Brussels

The Media and Learning Brussels Conference will take place 25-26 November this year. You can find the programme online or download it as pdf.... 

CINECITA

CINECITA

CINECITA is a film festival designed for the young, which offers space for national and international audiovisual exposure and exchange, with the purpose of strengthening and encouraging the creation and diffusion of children’s high quality and independant films.

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  • CIFEJ Animation Website (Animation CKC) has started to work!
  • LUCAS International Festival for Young Filmlovers from September, 18th, to 25th, 2016
  • CIFEJ Days were held in Kurdistan, Iran since 20 till 24 of Feb. There was an animation workshop in which 31 young adults participated in and the workshop was trained by Mr. Mahdi Khoramian.