At the end of April the 20th Stuttgart Festival for Animated Film and FMX - Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia  turned the German Southwest into the navel of the world of animation and VFX. The Swabian metropolis became the capital of the animated world with around 1,000 of the best animated films representing the whole spectrum of the genre.
In addition to the competitions with the newest films from all over the world, the Festival also has an extensive selection of supporting program which offers exciting highlights, such as school and studio presentations, showcases of the works of animation artists like Atsushi Wada and Jakob Schuh.

Read more: The 20th Stuttgart Festival for Animated Film

PRODUCING FILMS BETWEEN EUROPE AND INDIA JUST GOT EASIER 


A High-Level Panel Discussion Will Explore How To Best Combine European Financing Opportunities With Indian Production, Financing, And Distribution Power
 

Keynote Speech: Mr. Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Saturday May 18, 2013, 3 to 4.30pm
At the French Pavilion, International Village
Cannes International Film Festival

TOPICS COVERED

  • Uday Kumar Varma: Single Window Clearance For International Shoots and Co-production Treaties
  • Deborah Benattar, French Audiovisual Attachè, French Embassy in Mumbai
  • JohannesRexin: Producer Heimatfilm, Germany: Case study on the first official German-Indian co-production “Qissa” starring Irrfan Khan (The Namesake, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi)
  • European Film Commission Network (EUFCN): Introduction of its mission and objectives
  • Franck Priot, COO, Film France: Working with Indian production companies in France 
  • Juliane Schulze, Senior Partner, peacefulfish: European tax incentives, subsidies, and co-financing opportunities
  • Moderated By: Mohinder Walia, Managing Director, Golden Bird Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (Former MD, Twentieth Century Fox Studios India): Production, Financing, and Global Distribution from an Indian perspective.

Please confirm your participation until May 15, 2013 or contact for more info:
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This workshop is organized by EUFCN, Golden Bird Entertainment, and peacefulfish in partnership with Film France. 

      
Please find the photos of the event HERE.

 

The Malta Film Commission has been awarded €500,000 as part of the European Social Fund Cohesion Policy Operational Programme II 2007-2013, which aims to improve employment opportunities in the European Union and aid to develop a skilled and adaptable workforce.
The Malta Film Commission will be initiating a certified training programme encouraging individuals of all ages to further their studies, as well as develop their skills in order to increase their opportunities for employment in the film servicing industry.

Read more: Malta Film Commission Call for ESF Tenders

 

The whole range of historical, architectural, natural and traditional landscapes makes Bavaria exceptional as a shooting location.

Especially the variety of palaces, castles and residences as well as the many magnificent court gardens, palace parks, gardens and lakes offer unique locations for historical shootings.

 

One of the most complex on-location productions which has taken place in Bavaria last year at such unique settings was LUDWIG II – a film about the dramatic retelling of the life of the famous King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times.

The film production was able to shoot at the most extraordinary locations in Bavaria: the Castles Neuschwanstein, Herrenchiemsee and Linderhof – all of them were originally built by King Ludwig II. These world famous castles with their sumptuous artistic interiors attract over five million visitors annually from all over the world.

 

Due to the professional work of the Film Commission Bayern as well as the Bavarian Department of State-owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes, the film production obtained access to these impressive and remarkable sites.

Although it might be a challenge for the entire film team to fulfill all the necessary requirements, shooting at original locations guarantees one of the most inestimable advantages: pure authenticity not only for historical films.


Julia Wülker / FFF Bayern

 

 

 

The 85th Annual Academy Awards landed in Los Angeles on Sunday, with "Amour" taking the Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

Michael Haneke's "Amour" was the slight favorite in pre-awards speculation.
The movie, which tells the emotionally fraught tale of an elderly couple coping with stroke and paralysis, was nominated in foru additional categories: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress (Emanuelle Riva) and Best Director for Haneke. Joining "Amour" (Austria) as nominees for Best Foreign Film were "Kon-Tiki" (Norway), "No" (Chile), "A Royal Affair" (Denmark) and "War Witch" (Canada).

Read more: 'Amour' Best Foreign Film At 2013 Academy Awards

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