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Fest - Training ground

We are very happy to invite you to register for FEST – Training Ground 2016! The registration is now open so the wait is over for the many participants who have been waiting for this moment to make sure they will join us in 2016 in the Seaside city of Espinho in the coast of Portugal.

To register, please visit: fest.pt

FEST Training Ground is an annual film conference\training event that takes place alongside FEST New Directors | New Films Festival. Its eighth edition will take place from the 21st to the 26th of June in Espinho, Portugal.

FEST Training Ground hosts more than 25 masterclasses and 10 workshops during the festival, and is an educational event where the public and upcoming filmmakers and film students from all over the world, attend deluxe training, lectured by some of the film industry’s top experts with highly acknowledged achievements.

A different array of key issues on filmmaking will be approached, including scriptwriting,cinematographyeditingsound designphotographyproduction designactingdirecting,castingnon-fiction filmmakingmake uppitchingdistributionfinancing, and many more. 

Every year the program covers as many filmmaking subjects as possible, providing the broadest and most complete view of the 7th art today. We invite the best talents to transmit their knowledge and our audience has come to expect the best. 

In previous editions, we welcomed top industry experts, such as Academy award winning actressMELISSA LEO (The Fighter, Prisoners); Academy award winning director FERNANDO TRUEBA (Belle Époque, Chico & Rita), BAFTA award nominated director PETER WEBBER (Girl With a Pearl Earring);Academy award nominated producer MICHAEL KATZ (Amour, The White Ribbon); Golden Globe winning producers: GARETH WILEY (Matchpoint, Vicky Cristina Barcelona), PAUL MILLER (Snow Angels, Prozac Nation); Academy award winning cinematographer: GUILLERMO NAVARRO (Pan's Labyrinth, Jackie Brown) and Academy award nominated cinematographers: TOM STERN (Changeling, Mystic River),CHRISTIAN BERGER (The White Ribbon, The Piano Teacher); Academy award winning editors: CHRIS DICKENS (Slumdog Millionaire, Berberian Sound Studio) and MARTIN WALSH (Chicago, V for Vendetta) and Academy award nominated Editors: TARIQ ANWAR (American Beauty, The King’s Speech), BARNEY PILLING (The Grand Budapest Hotel, An Education) and ALEX RODRIGUEZ (Children of Men, Y tu Mamá También); Academy award winning art director EUGENIO CABALLERO (Pan's Labyrinth, The Impossible) and Academy award nominated art director LAURENCE BENNET (The Artist, Crash); three times Academy award winning sound designer DAVID MACMILLAN (Speed, Apollo 13); BAFTA award winning sound designer EDDY JOSEPH (Casino Royale, Pink Floyd: The Wall); among many others.
The price for the whole week of Film Training costs 59 Euors as an Early Bird purchase. We also offer pass+accomodation packages starting at only 135 euros for the whole week!!

FEST Training Ground will have in 2016 its eighth edition. The seven previous editions were a huge success, with participants of over 32 nationalities. In 2015 we hosted more than 30 training activitiesand attracted the attention of top experts, as well as worldwide media coverage.

The feedback from former editions has been very encouraging with a large number of the audience eager to come back to enjoy our innovative approach on filmmaking training.

Cartoon Digital - Luxembourg

Dear Professional,

As you know the MEDIA programme actively supports the training of professionals from new member countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia).

To this end, CARTOON encourages applications for scholarships to its CARTOON MASTERS. The next Cartoon Digital will be held in Luxembourg (Luxembourg) from 2nd to 4th December 2015.
CARTOON will cover hotel (3 nights from 2nd to 5th December) and meals, and refund up to a maximum of 200 EUR for transportation expenses.

The international seminar Cartoon Digital in Luxembourg will welcome animation professionals to explore the latest developments on digital animation and connected screens. Please visit our website for more information about the event.

For further information on scholarship, please consult this page and download the form.

The application deadline for Cartoon DIGITAL scholarship is 8th November 2015.

You may directly address your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kind regards,

Yolanda Alonso 
Cartoon Masters Director
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Practical information
  • Dates: 2-4 December
  • Place: Luxembourg
  • Deadline to apply for scholarship: 8 November 2015

Film New Europe

Newswire -

KRAKOW: A Polish court has decided that the US claim to extradite Roman Polański from Poland is unwarranted. The decision, which is not legally binding, was announced on 30 October 2015. The prosecutor's office can appeal the ruling.
JIHLAVA: Vitaly Mansky’s documentary about life in South Korea seen through the life of a Korean family and their young daughter, Under the Sun, won the best film in the Between the Seas competition of films from Central and Eastern Europe at the 19th Jihlava IDFF’s closing ceremony on 31 October 2015.
JIHLAVA: The decision by the jury of the Czech national documentary competition Czech Joy at the 19th Jihlava IDFF which concluded on 1 November 2015 echoed hints of a problem in Czech documentary production.
WARSAW: The new Director of Polish Film Institute Magdalena Sroka said that Poland needs film tax incentives and added that she plans to introduce a financial model to encourage business funding for films.
WARSAW: The Supervisory Board of Polish public broadcaster TVP accepted a series of structural changes introduced by new President Janusz Daszczyński.
VIENNA: Austria is considering a bilateral coproduction agreement with Cyprus.
BYDGOSZCZ: Fifteen international productions will screen in the Main Competition of the 23rd International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, Camerimage.

Utah Film Awards


We produce the Utah Film Awards every March. Every year hundreds of filmmakers participate in our program. Our last show sold out and we had thousands watch online. Next year we are partnering with CVX Live (Utah’s largest YouTube Convention) and the Park Film Studios to produce our biggest show yet.

You can see a sample of our shows at https://vimeo.com/139798486

We want you at the next Utah Film Awards so we would like to offer you 50% off each submission. To get the discount visit us at  https://filmfreeway.com/festi val/UtahFilmAwards and use the Promo Code: HalfOffUFA

We hope to see you there!

The Utah Film Awards Committee

Official Site: TheUtahFilmAwards.com
Park City Film Studios: http://parkcityfilmstudios.com/

Meghalt Zsombolyai János

Hetvenöt éves korában, hosszú betegség után vasárnap elhunyt Zsombolyai János, számos legendás magyar film operatőre, a kultikus A kenguru és a Magic - A Queen Budapesten című koncertfilm rendezője - közölte a család hétfőn az MTI-vel.

A Színház- és Filmművészeti Főiskolára első próbálkozásra felvették nekifutásra bejutott, Illés György tanítványaként 1961-ben diplomázott az operatőr szakon. A magyar televízióba került, ahol Bednai Nándor, Makk Károly és Mihályfi Imre rendezők oldalán dolgozva kezdte el kialakítani sajátos operatőri stílusát.

Rövid- és dokumentumfilmeket rendezett, az 1962-ben Kenyeres Gáborral közösen forgatott, életképekből álló filmje, Az utcán nagy feltűnést keltett, egy évvel később az általa fényképezett Utak különdíjat kapott Cannes-ban. A filmgyárba Herskó János rendező hívta a Szevasz, Vera című alkotás operatőrének.

forrás: origo.hu