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Published:November 3rd, 2009 08:40 EST
"It`s time to put on your shorts" at the 'I've Seen Films' Festival

"It`s time to put on your shorts" at the 'I've Seen Films' Festival

By SOP newswire2


Rutger Hauer challenges filmmakers to show him ``things never seen before``.

He will personally award the winners during the Festival`s Award Evening.
After the very successful 2008 Edition, I`VE SEEN FILMS International Film Festival announced today, along with its founder, the international artist Ruger Hauer, that the Festival`s Third Edition will be held in 2010 in Milan, Italy.
The Festival has also announced the online release of the Call for Entries.
The deadline to submit films for the 2010 I`VE SEEN FILMS International Film Festival is Monday, April 5, 2010
The 2010 Festival edition competition - further to the main film categories - will include a special section dedicated to feature films and works dealing with themes and images from Arts (painting, sculpture, theater, poetry and literature).
Submission forms, Call for Entry document and complete information regarding eligibility and entry rules and regulations are available at:
The I`VE SEEN FILMS International Film Festival was founded in 2007 by Rutger Hauer and it aims to promote on a world-wide basis and also through the internet streaming medium the works of filmmakers desiring powerful exposure and visibility to their films.
The `I`ve Seen Films` Festival stands out among other film festivals bacause the film authors are able to watch their works in a big theater screening room where films are screened in a masterfully digitalized version thanks to the very meticulous attention always paid to the theatrical presentation of the competing works. This professional approach to the screening quality allows a superlative high-quality video definition which, during the past editions, gathered enthusiastic praises from the audience and film authors alike.
"I`ve Seen Films` provides a unique platform for up-and-coming filmmakers to demonstrate their artistic capabilities and for the public to recognize their talent. A prestigious Jury of internationally-known film experts enhances the complexity and uniqueness of this Festival.

Furthermore, in an agreement between `I`ve Seen Films` and Microcinema Digital Network, the films of the international film festival founded by Rutger Hauer are screened in theaters with the cooperation of `ESA` - the European Space Agency.
The launching pad for this International Film Festival is the Internet Contest organized in cooperation with CortoWeb.  Together, `I`ve Seen Films` and CortoWeb offer film authors an additional exposure to their works: the 2009 edition totaled 337 online competing works that received a staggering number of more than 1,500,000 views.
For the competing film authors, in the true "I`ve Seen Films` tradition, the Award Evening will evolve into an unforgettable moment that makes them the real protagonists of the Festival.


I`VE SEEN FILMS - International Film Festival
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President : Rutger Hauer
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Artistic Directors : Pier Paolo De Fina and Giancarlo Zappoli
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