Méditalents 2: launch of the call for projects
CFI together with the association 1000 visages and the Quarzazate Film Commission launch the 2nd Meditalents call for projects.

Its objective is to support young Mediterranean film makers / scriptwriters in the development of their first full-length fiction film through several writing and production workshops.

By sustaining the development of young film makers, the aim of Meditalents is to allow the emergence of new talents coming from the south of the Mediterranean, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon and Egypt.

Euro-Mediterranean cooperation is one of CFI´s major lines of development through practical initiatives targeting the media, young professionals and local production.

The closing date for this 2nd call for projects is fixed for 10th of May, 2012.

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Sundance Offers New Streaming Distribution Options

All Sundance-Stamped Films Eligible Giving Life To Buried Works
A piece lifted from a profile/announcement of the program in today's New York Times:

Thanks to a recent arrangement between the Sundance Institute, which operates the festival, and the Manhattan distributor New Video, six Web homes — Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, iTunes, YouTube and SundanceNOW — are making... any... eligible Sundance film, available for streaming online. The option is open to every film ever shown at the festival, or brought to a Sundance lab, or given a Sundance grant. Filmmakers don’t surrender their rights. They (17 so far, with thousands of potential participants) can opt to go with any or all of the half-dozen sites. They have, in essence, a guaranteed means of distribution.
Source: by Tambay

Opportunities in Sci-Fi

Two years after her first feature film was released to critical acclaim, Kenyan Helmer Wanuri Kahiu is poised to make a splash on the international scene - and she's hoping the notoriety lets her challenge some of the lingering stereotypes about her homeland. Read the full story on Filmcontact.

Oberhausen will be in Jo’burg.

The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has posted its greatest ever response for the sixth edition of its short film tour "Oberhausen on Tour": 49 venues in 21 countries are taking part, more than ever since the introduction of the event in 2003. The tour kicks off on 13 January 2012 in Wiesbaden's Caligari Filmbühne, with the last stop at the Lichtspiel Kinemathek in Berne on 14 June. Between these two dates, the seven short film programmes will travel from Munich to Hamburg, Santiago de Compostela to Istanbul, and from Johannesburg to San Luisi Potosi.