“I’ve Seen Films” Internet contest started this weekend

June 6, 2009 by  
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MILAN, ITALY (PR): It has been announced Saturday that the Internet contest for the 2009 “I’ve Seen Films” festival, founded by international actor Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, The Hitcher, Sin City, Batman Begins).   337 films from over 60 countries have been received in what it is called the largest short film online contest ever; the voting process will last until September.   To put in your pick, go to www.icfilms.org/eng/contest.php.

The chosen film among the Top 20 will be awarded the Internet Audience Award, as the panel will choose from the short film out of that group they considered the best to win the Internet Jury Award.  Besides being featured on the Net for the next several months with its online contest, the “I’ve Seen Films” festival will last for 10 days in three different venues located in downtown Milan: Centre Cultural Francais (9/24, 9/26, 10/1), THECA (end of September), and Gnomo Milano Cinema (9/29-10/3).

Partnership Between International Film Festival and Italian Network

June 2, 2009 by  
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MILAN, ITALY: A press release went out on Saturday about a partnership made between actor Rutger Hauer’s “I’ve Seen Films” festival and Italian network Microcinema for a co-op project of promoting and distributing the works of filmmakers seeking exposure and visibility. 

Part of the deal also includes a digital showing of the short films picked by the festival at the Microcinema Digital Network of theatres, as the partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) will include the evening awards ceremony being broadcast live in high-definition in both Italian and European theatres — giving the audience the opportunity to watch the event with the guests.

For more, go online at www.icfilms.org.

“I’ve Seen Films” Festival

May 27, 2009 by  
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MILAN, ITALY (PR): Over 3,000 entries were sent from 92 countries for the “I’ve Seen Films – International Short Film Festival” of 2009. 

The event was founded last year by actor Rutger Hauer, whose best known for his roles in Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, The Hitcher, and Sin City.  This festival gives aspiring filmmakers the chance for exposure, but also the opportunity to make films that meaning and a sense of purpose.  Not only is Hauer one of the judges this year, but so are directors Ridley Scott and Robert Rodriguez.

The submission was closed almost four weeks ago on May 7. 

The “I’ve Seen Films” event will be shown online — along with a contest (also online) that will last for 10 days from late September into October at the Centre Cultural Francais (9/24, 9/26, 10/1), THECA (end of September), and the Gnomo Milano Cinema (9/29-10/3) in downtown Milean.

More can be found at www.icfilms.org