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Directory of International Film & Video Festivals

www.britfilms.com/festivals

One might think of film festivals as a place for the glitterati to socialize and congratulate each other. That might be true of the Cannes Film Festival (although I have not been, that is the impression I get from People magazine), but there are many smaller festivals, right where you live, that show good stuff ... trendy attire not required. Some events feature new movies; many more feature older movies that fit the festival theme. The searchable directory of events across the globe provides basic information--genre(s), dates, submission requirements (if you are on the filmmaking end of things), and links to the festivals' own sites. Find one in your neighborhood.

del.icio.us

http://del.icio.us

These days, the Web world is very social and interactive. All that blogging and Skyping going on ... but have you tried del.icio.us? It's a free tool that allows you to share your favorite sites with the world. In addition to the ability to view others' links, you may also subscribe to individuals' lists and/or receive updates via RSS. To facilitate finding links of interest either within one list or across all of del.icio.us, each entry is "tagged" by the owner with one or more descriptors. With some exploring, you'll be able to find some sites useful for your work (and your free time).

ReliefWeb

www.reliefweb.int

ReliefWeb, established by the United Nations in 1996, provides up-to-date information about disasters and other emergencies around the globe. Through various resources, including documents, maps, and news feeds, relief workers and other researchers can learn about the needs of countries recently affected by natural disasters, read about issues such as recovery funding, and study detailed maps of areas ravaged by storms, earthquakes, and other causes. …

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