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Friday, November 28, 2008

Film Festivals, Awards & News

Professor Andrzej Krakowski's "Looking for Palladin"
Wins Best Picture at 2008 Queens International Film Festival

Please join the entire faculty and student body of CCNY – MCA in
congratulating Prof. Andrzej Krakowski on his recent “Best Picture”
award for “Looking for Palladin” which took home the honors during the
recent 2008 Queens International Film Festival!

2nd Annual Reynolda Film Festival
Now Accepting Submissions!

As Director and Filmmaker Liaison of the second annual Reynolda Film
Festival, we are both eager and proud to announce the opening of our
Submission Season, which began this past Friday, October 31st. Open to
undergraduate and graduate students, the Reynolda Film Festival is
organized entirely by students for students.

Please encourage your students to submit their films (short or feature
length) to the Reynolda Film Festival online at http://www.withoutabox.com.

The regular submission deadline is Dec. 5, 2008 with a final deadline of
Jan. 9, 2009. Please visit our website or our withoutabox profile
for more information as well as festival updates. The festival will take
place from April 1 - 5 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

WAKE TV, Wake Forest University’s student run television station, is
responsible for the conception of the Reynolda Film Festival. Last year,
we received submissions from over 15 countries, yet we maintain a
relatively small size and encourage submissions from filmmakers of any
and all levels of experience. Synonymous with our mission statement, we
at the Reynolda Film Festival promise to inspire, entertain, and
challenge our audience and student filmmakers.

This is the Reynolda Film Festival's second year. After an
overwhelmingly successful inaugural year, we are once again excited
about the potential of the festival to provide undergraduate and
graduate film students with an event in which they can showcase their
work, network with other aspiring filmmakers, and reward their
creativity with prizes that will continue their pursuit of filmmaking.
The success of this year’s event depends on the support from
institutions like CCNY in promoting the festival to student filmmakers.
Spread the word!


Alex Saks – Wake Forest ’09, Director, Reynolda Film Festival
Sam Smartt – Wake Forest ’09, Filmmaker Liaison, Reynolda Film Festival

For more info about your festival submission, contact


2009 Newport Beach Film Festival Call for Entries

The Newport Beach Film Festival attracts over 42,500 attendees who have the opportunity to screen 350 films
from 40 different countries.

As one of the fastest growing film festivals in the Western United States, Newport Beach has distinguished
itself as one of the most prestigious events on the film festival circuit.

It is a unique opportunity for student filmmakers to screen their work and meet industry professionals.
As a resort location and an entertainment market, the Newport Beach Film Festival offers an optimal blend of
both art and business. We are specifically seeking quality film submissions from student filmmakers as
well as university film projects.

Pass this information to other students, institutions and organizations that would be interested in this
valuable opportunity.

Deadline for submissions: Dec. 19, 2008.

Email the following contacts with questions, comments or ideas:

Erik Forssell
Director of Programming
Newport Beach Film Festival
4540 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Tel: 949.253.2880 x 227
Fax: 949.253.2881

Alisha Santana
alisha.santana@newportbeachfilmfest.com or alishasantana@yahoo.com

Blake Rice

"EFeMKa" European Youth Film Festivak, Dec. 5-7, Warsaw, Poland

European Youth Film Festival - "EFeMKa" is one of the rare initiatives supporting and
protecting young filmmakers from all over Europe from the uneven competition that they
encounter from older more experiences colleagues in this field. The festival lets
them enter this film environment and make their debut, encouraging them to try and improve
their workshop - despite some faults and imperfections of their first creations.

This competition includes all film genres and forma; this year organizers will accept movies made
with cell phones. Rebel authors will have an excellent opportunity to confront their output with other filmmakers, vigorous audience, special guests and professional jury members.

All screenings are free; filmmakers and cinema buffs are welcome!

For theatres and screening locations, contact:

Michal Konca (Artistic Director), phone: +48 505 130 687

6th European Youth Film Festival Office:
Joanna Wachowiak
phone: +48 425 09 67
e-mail: mlodekino@filmforum.pl

Regulations, participation forms and festival details can be found at

FILMFORUM Media Association

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