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shnit Call For Entries

shnit INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILMFESTIVAL 2013 – SUBMISSION DEADLINE APPROACHES!

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The eleventh edition of the festival will be held 2 to 6th October 2013 in ten cities across 5 continents including Cape Town, South Africa.

International submissions are open for films of all genres, with a total length up to 40 minutes. In five categories, 100.000 CHF / 80.000 € / US$105.000 in total prize money will be awarded.

Submission information, entry forms and regulations at http://shnit.org/en/film-submission-united.html

Submissions accepted via DVD or online screener.  Films are to be programmed in International Competition and in multiple out-of-competition categories. South African entries are also considered for MADE IN SOUTH AFRICA award category and KAAPSE BOBOTIE out-of-competition category.

All film selections to take place in Bern, Switzerland.  South African screeners can however be delivered to Shnit International Shortfilmfestival SA, 47 Ritchie Street, University Estate, Cape Town, 7925.

F E E D B A C K   S Y S T E M

shnit OPEN – pro entry (with entry fee): With the «shnit OPEN – pro entry» the festival provides a feedback system which is unique within the scope of film festivals. The aim is to give filmmakers valuable feedback on their work to enhance their artistic potential for future projects and for other festival submissions. Usually festivals do not give substantial nor personal feedback.

The submitter gets the following extra add-on package:

  • Short-list Preselection by the Artistic Directors (final rounds of selection)
  • Personal individual feedback for every film you enter by the Artistic Directors
  • Free online access to shnit CINEMA

There is a submission fee to enter your films to the «shnit OPEN – pro entry». These costs equate to the administration of these entries in order to guarantee individual treatment for the feedback system.

Deadline for all entries is the 1st of June 2013.

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Cannes 2013 Awards Announced

66TH Festival de Cannes: Palme d’Or goes to Blue is the Warmest Colour

THE AWARDS

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

THE COMPLETE LIST OF AWARDS
LE PALMARES COMPLET

CANNES DAY BY DAY
CANNES DAILIES
CANNES MARKET DAILIES

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Festival

Call For Entries, kykNET Silwerskerm Film Festival

kykNET Silwerskerm Fees has an open category this year, where you can enter your existing short film, feature film or documentary.

This will give your film the platform it needs to be seen by industry specialists.

Everyone who is anyone in the film industry will be at this film festival.

Entries close on the 30th June 2013.
Come and enjoy your own film premier at the festival in August.

See link below on how to enter and for additional information:
http://kyknet.dstv.com/2013/04/05/skryf-in-vir-die-silwerskermfees-2013/

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Independent Film, Necrosis

If you’ve been looking for an Independent Film Company that produces Sci-Fis… You’ve found one.

DreamReal Pictures recently announced the filming of their new project “Necrosis”.

Necrosis, coming 2014!
Necrosis, coming 2014!

Necrosis is the story of Colony 10. A Colony created on a Earth-like planet to ensure the survival of mankind. A group of Scientists and Space Marines are sent to Colony 10 to investigate after the Colony hasn’t been heard from for some time. When the team arrives the Colony is abandoned. Members of the team begin to disappear leaving one scientist behind to solve the riddle.

This is an unusual Sci-Fi /Action with an ending that you will not forget written and directed by Wendy Crouse who will also star in the film.

This film will also launch the début of DreamReal Animation a Special Effects Company Wendy hopes to use for all her future Sci-Fi and Action Films.

When asked about the making of the film, Wendy replied, “This entire film will be filmed in a studio which will be a welcome change from filming outside on location and having the weather delegate your filming schedule.”

Necrosis extends the possibilities of what Independent Filmmakers can do. Wendy’s talent may just be as big as her dreams.

Look for Necrosis in 2014. You will not be disappointed.

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Fast & Furious 6: Review

As the series roles on, there is one thing a new the Fast & Furious title needs to do, push the envelope on the stunts, the chases, and the cars. On this front, fans will not be disappointed.

The whole team is back, including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, with comedic relief by Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris, and the much awaited cameo by Jason Statham (stay seated for this one).

The car chases are over the top, and fast paced. They’ll certainly invoke an adrenaline rush, but don’t count on flexing your cerebral muscles here. And just when you think a chase can not be topped, we get the finale. There is the requirement for some suspension of disbelief, but fan of the series, and action junkies alike are sure not to even notice.

Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson fill the screen with their presence as they go a few rounds, with the ideal supporting cast.

Fast & Furious 6 is a must for action fans, but for anyone else, don’t expect much more than car chases and fights.