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Sundance Juries

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 Sundance Institute announced today 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Short Film Awards will be announced at a ceremony on January 22 at Park City’s Jupiter Bowl, with feature film awards announced at a separate ceremony on January 26.   Members of the Alfred P. Sloan Jury will be announced in January. U.S. DOCUMENTARY JURY Liz Garbus Academy Award® nominated...

Chicago Comedy Film Festival Nov 2-4

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Please join us on Nov 2-4 for the 2nd Annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival. Over 35 local, international movies TICKETS: ht.ly/eIGr2 ...

Chicago Comedy Film Festival Nov 2-4

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Please join us on Nov 2-4 for the 2nd Annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival. Over 35 local, international movies TICKETS: http://ht.ly/eIGr2 ...

Holy Motors winner of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival

Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director, Mimi Plauché, Programming Director, and Programmers Alex Kopecky and Penny Bartlett proudly announce the winners of the 48th Chicago International Film Festival Competitions.   French filmmaker Leos Carax’s exuberant and euphoric HOLY MOTORS leads this extraordinary group of films with three awards. Carax’s first film, BOY MEETS GIRL, premiered in Chicago in 1984 as part of the 20th Chicago International Film Festival&rsqu...

16th Arab Film Festival opens in LA

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by Alex Deleon for <filmfestivals.com> The sixteenth edition of the Arab Film Festival (which travels to five cities in California) opened here on Friday, October 19 with a festive reception at the Screen writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. This is an intensive three day event which will screen as many films as can be squeezed into a long weekend. The opening night film was "Man Without a Cell Phone", a debut feature by Palestinian filmmaker Sameh Zoabi who has won various...

Createasphere Announces TransVergence Summit™

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New, First-of-its-Kind Event Integrating Branding, Technology and Storytelling to Launch in Los Angeles Createasphere, the leading community builder uniting business leaders, content creators, emerging technology providers and thought leaders working in entertainment and media, is launching a new conference focusing on the convergence of technology, branding and storytelling in Los Angeles in the first quarter of 2013 with additional dates scheduled for New York and Amsterdam.   Dub...

Full Starz Denver Film Festival schedule released

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The 35th Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF), sponsored by Starz Entertainment and produced by the Denver Film Society, announced today its full Festival line-up. SDFF will run November 1 through November 11 in Denver. The complete list of films can be viewed at denverfilm.org/festival.   "Election day is not the only big event happening this November. The Starz Denver Film Festival will celebrate its 35th edition with signature events and a diverse line-up of films from around the glo...

Hawaii International Film Festival highlights

The 32nd Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), presented by Halekulani will take place October 11-21 in Honolulu. The festival, in partnership with the Vilcek Foundation, will showcase six films--four features and two documentary shorts--as part of the New American Filmmakers (NAF) program.     The NAF program, previously called American Immigrant Filmmakers on Profile, continues to highlight the creative enterprises of talented foreign-born writers, directors, producers,...

Thessaloniki to offer a tribute to master THEO ANGELOPOULOS

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The Thessaloniki International Film Festival, wishing to honor the memory of celebrated Greek auteur Theo Angelopoulos, who passed away in January of 2012, organizes a tribute to his work. Angelopoulos was born in Athens in 1935 and studied Law in the University of Athens and the Sorbonne, from which he dropped out to study cinema in the University of Paris IDHEC. He started his career as a film critic and made his first –unfinished– film, Forminx, in 1965. Throughout his life, Angel...

Creatures of the Wind Spring 2013 Runway Show

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By Maria Esteves – September 7, 2012   Creatures of the Wind Spring 2013 Runway Show commenced Thursday, September 6, 2012, 12:30pm at the Milk Studios, New York. Chicago fashion designers Chris Peters and Shane Gabier extraordinary chic ready to wear collection in print and solid fabrics included blue & red cotton jacquard double fused jacket, blush wrinkle cotton slip dress, green polyester shirt jacket, yellow & purple silk metal holographic slip dress, snake print ple...

Richard Gere will receive the Zurich Golden Icon Award

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  Richard Gere will receive the coveted Golden Icon Award at this year’s Festival, taking place September 20th – 30th. The announcement was made by ZFF Directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht. Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be bestowed to Mr. Gere on the evening of Sunday, September 23 at the Corso Cinema. In addition to receivi...

Dick Van Dyke Honored With 2012 SAG Life Achievement Award

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Dick Van Dyke, beloved actor, singer, dancer, writer and comedian, will receive SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor – the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Van Dyke will be presented the performers union’s most prestigious accolade, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET, ...

Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image

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Tony and Emmy Award Winning Actor Hugh Jackman will be honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 27th annual Salute on December 11, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The news was announced today by Carl Goodman, the Museum’s Executive Director.   Goodman stated, “We are thrilled to be honoring one of the world’s most beloved and talented performers.”   Hugh Jackman is perhaps best known around the world as Wolverine in the X-Men series, and has starred in films ...

Hollyshorts full line up of best shorts: A to Z

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FULL LINEUP FOR 8TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED 300 Projects In-Competition, 50 World Premieres---Short Form Content Representing 20 Countries 2012 HollyShorts Visionary Award Honoree Joe Carnahan Set To Present Special Screening of his  Paramount Pictures Acclaimed Feature Narc Preceded By the Showcase of His Short Film For Sale By Owner Fest Unleashes It's 2nd Annual HollyShorts Indie Film Summit With Panels and Case Studies from Producers Guild of America, Int...

KARMA

Director: Dee Bailey Harleaux.
No longer the unseen force in the universe, KARMA takes on the form of a mysterious woman and sets out to collect what's due her. The law of Karma is this: For every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first and when the opportunity presents itself, your Karma debt will come due for you to pay. No longer the unseen force of retribution, Karma takes on the form of a mysterious woman, who comes to town bearing gifts. Gifts of tragedy, horror, deceit, all the things you put out into the universe for her to hear she is bringing back to you! Your debt is due and Karma is coming to collect. And when it comes time to ante up, you'll find she is a "Real" bitch. Our pilot episode consists of 3 short stories, with each show thereafter focusing on one individual, while introducing the next individual for the following episode within the storyline. Our first story and pilot episode begins with Scott Emerson, a stock broker who has been cheating on is wife for more than two years. Scott doesn't want kids right now so when his wife surprises him with news of a baby, Scott feels his life is all but ended. Six months later during child birth his wife falls into a coma only for Scott to realize how much he loves his wife and newborn son, and is now ready to abandon his wreckless way. But when the baby is born with a sever aliment he find out that what was once good for the goose, was also good for the gander. In our second story: Matthew a Chicago cop, moved his brother Calvin from Chicago at a young age to the Michigan suburbs to keep him away from the harsh realities of Chicago's south side violence, drugs and gangs. But when his brother now 27, falls in love and plans to marry a women he know little about, Matt calls in a favor to find out who she is, but finds the tables turn when his informant unearths a secret about Matt, he has kept keep hidden for 15 years. In our third story: Carol Hopkins, is a doating wife to her sick husband Lucas. Her second husband. She also has a penchant for living the champagne and caviar life on a wine and cheese budget. While an investigation is being opened after her husband mysterious dies, Carol meets a financial planner at a bar, who warms his way into her life. But she is in for a rude awakening when she devises a plan to make him husband number three. The series aims to tape into the karmic debt that we all face in life, due to our misdeeds and also our good deeds. Good and bad. What's your Karmic Debt? And will YOU be ready to ante up when Karma comes to collect? **This film short won the Las Vegas 2012 Film Festival's Golden Ace Award for Television Pilot Series. ** WGA #1447396 Copyright Reg.# PAu 3-528-361 Script is available for this project.

Killing Candi

Director: Julie Ufema.
Like it or not, Candies parole officer says the reality star has a PSA to shoot. And although she’ll do just about anything for fame, the little people she continues to step on are even more willing to do anything to take it all away. What could be sweeter than killing Candi?

Eversouls: The Collector and Sage

Director: Julie Ufema.
Serena and Anna grew up together in the same orphanage, dreaming of one day being adopted into the same family, so when Mr. and Mrs. Eversoul take them in they all believe that their prayers have been answered. But the dream quickly turns into a nightmare when they realize that being a family comes with an unimaginable responsibility passed down over the centuries. Guided by the family sage and a misunderstood ‘Collector’, Serena and Anna navigate through a maze of lost souls. These souls have a price to pay someone, or something, to free them selves and find eternal peace. Serena and Anna must find the strength and power to help free these souls or find themselves paying an even bigger price.

Caveat

Director: Julie Ufema.
After hearing of their father's mysterious death, the five privileged Mosier sisters are forced to return home to claim their share of the family inheritance. With an ironclad will, Charles Mosier, the Patriarch of the family, grants his heirs the fortune necessary to protect their financial future. But after losing her identity as her father's keeper, oldest daughter Kathryn seizes the opportunity to unleash decades of pent up hostility and resentment. But Kathryn isn't the only one with something to prove. Each member of the family has a price to pay, and as the weekend unfolds, they find it can't be paid in cash.

Zucchero to Present Clive Davis with 'ISCHIA LEGEND AWARD’

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Clive Davis, the American music producer and recording industry icon who is currently Chief Creative Officer for SONY Music Entertainment, will be presented with the 2012 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest’s rarely bestowed highest honor, the “William Wolton Ischia Legend Award” on the opening night of the 10th annual event. Zucchero, the GRAMMY®Award-nominated Italian blues singer and one of the best selling artists throughout Europe (who has performed at Royal Albert Hall ...

Randy Jones Live: Tribute to the Bee Gees

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By Maria Esteves – June 5, 2012 The Sunday Night Fever special tribute to the Bee Gees with host Award-winning pop icon Randy Jones (Original Village People Cowboy) commenced Sunday, June 3, 2012, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM at SPLASH nightclub, New York. Renowned resident DJ Max Rodriguez showcased powerful Disco hits before a dance audience, from the Bee Gees to Culture Club to Donna Summer to the Village People, and many others. The sensational Randy Jones live performance included a remi...

10th Annual African Diaspora INTERNATIONAL Film Festival

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 10th Annual African Diaspora INTERNATIONAL Film Festival will run in Chicago  June 14-21, 2012 Facets Multimedia and the African Diaspora Film Festival will celebrate 10 years of collaboration in the production of a festival that has brought to the imagination of people films such as: The Tracker, Kirikou and The Sorceress, Gospel Hill, Massai, The Rain Warriors, Sia, The Dream of the Python, Made In Jamaica and many more.   South Africa, Surinam, The United States, Brazil, Cuba and Came...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival full lineup announced

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  A vivid rainbow of genres, topics, voices and viewpoints will be shared in the 25th season of the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, taking place June 1-9 during LGBT Pride Month.  Cinestudio at Trinity College is the site for this milestone season, except for dual closing night screenings at the Connecticut Science Center and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in downtown Hartford.   "We wanted our 25th season to be a blockbuster, and the selection committee ...

Listing of our key Festival clients

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Mike Beck and Access Film Music: The Festival Soundtrack

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by Robert Barry Mike Beck is a big bearded, shaggy-haired bear of a man. A full-time musician since 2001, as frontman to Chicago Mike’s InterGalactic Brother and Sisterhood of Big Eyed Beanshe spends four or five months of the year touring in Europe, playing some 250 gigs a year. Meanwhile, “between gigs, or while I’m travelling and when I’m not otherwise performing”, Mike runs Access Film Music, an organisation dedicated to bringing film people and music people together which ...

Penelope Miller joins ‘In Conversation’ @ Sarasota!

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Penelope Ann Miller, star of this year’s THINK OF ME playing at the SFF and last year’s Academy Award® winner for Best Picture THE ARTST, participates in the intimate In Conversation series. This discussion will highlight Ms. Miller’s work over the course of her illustrious career and her approach to her craft as one of our finest, most versatile actors. ABOUT PENELOPE ANN MILLER Penelope Ann Miller has shared the screen with some of the most notable and renowned leading men a...
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