By Mary Lou Brown
Monday, 23 March 2009
Reelshow International Newsletter
Welcome to the March 2009 Reelshow International Newsletter. You have received this because you are a registered member of www.reelshowint.com If you find receiving newsletters or bulletins from us annoying or boring, no problem, just unsubscribe at the foot of this page.
Upcoming Competition and Festival
The March/April 2009 Film Competition Dates.
The Voting Room will open for members to vote from midday GMT+1 on 27th April and close at midday GMT+1 on the 1st May.
Prizes for the winner will include a US$ 150.00 Amazon gift voucher. Details of the prizes will be posted soon on the site under competitions.
All uploaded student films; graduation and portfolio/work in progress, are eligible for entry*.
The six films with the most hits at the end of the month, on the published date, go through to the final round.
The ReelshowInt.com membership will decide the winner.
*Films that have won any previous ReelshowInt.com monthly competitions cannot enter.
Russian Student Filmmakers Festival 2009
This is a really big deal for us at Reelshow International.
It will be the first online Russian Film Student Festival and everyone involved is very excited about it. Our partner Academia Rossica is the Russian Cultural Foundation based in London.
The dead line for film entries is 1st August 2009 and the winners will be declared mid October 09. The best overall film prize will be an expenses paid one week trip to the Cannes Film Festival in 2010.
International Work&Study Programmes 2009
We now have a few programmes for you to take a look at if you are interested in language study
and internships abroad. For the moment, you have a choice of 3 locations in Canada (Vancouver
) and 2 locations in France (Paris
Watch out for a great package in Italy coming very soon with programmes available in Rome, Milan and Florence.
If you are planning a work experience for the summer or as part of your post-graduate plans, keep in mind that you need a reasonable command of the language of the country you will be working in, so you need to start brushing up your language skills between now and then! You also need to finalize your programme at least 3 months before your scheduled departure date.
The programme is available all year round, but remember, the summer months are very popular so you need to get your request in early.
If you are interested, drop us an email with a copy of your CV and your preferred dates, location and internship choice. We can then send you a costing. If you are interested in a location that is not on our website yet, we can still help you!
New Reelshow Members
Great to see so many new members in the past month.We are nearly at the 1000 members mark.
To Andrea Cominato, our 'original' Webmaster, who lots of you will remember. He has been helping me out on the site recently and is hopefully going to start posting a technical blog for us soon. This will cover issues like new products in the film world and deal with technical problems and solutions
Whats Hot - Film Schools List.
Great response to our request in the January Newsletter for your views - Check out The Reelshow members Top Ten International Film Schools on the homepage.
Publicising Yourselves and Your Work!
Upload Your Films.
Unlike a few other sites uploading your films on Reelshow International is Free and there is no limit to the length of your film. . There are lots of sites out there to showcase your films on and to be honest, if I was you, I would go for maximum exposure, and use them all.
Reelshow International is unique because we only allow film students and recent grads to upload their work - we are truly International and we take a personal interest in you and will help anyway we can towards your success. We see ourselves very much as part of your journey to being a filmmaker. When the world comes out of this terrible recession we are going to emerge as the best and the biggest international film student and film school website - be part of it!
Exchange links with us.
The section is all set up now just click on Link Exchange on the homepage (left). If you have your own website it might help to get you more viewers.
Please remember that you can request a Viewing Room so that all those directors - producers can fast track to your film or portfolio of films.Just log in and go to request a viewing room on your my reelshow panel.
Do you want to write for us? We are still looking.....
We are on the look out for film student Reelshow members who would like to write blogs, film reviews or articles for the site. We cannot pay you but it is great publicity for you and good stuff for your CV.
February 2009 Film Competition Winner.
Congrats to Liron who has won US$150 cash plus an interview with Thehollywoodnews publisher Paul Heath which will run on both the Reelshow and Thehollywoodnews sites.