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Beneath the Earth Film Festival

New York's Beneath the Earth Film Festival is a year-long search for independent films that serves as a catalyst for outstanding projects to reach a global audience. Four seasonal competitions are held throughout the year during which work of high production quality, clever writing and strong performances are offered the chance to be reviewed by authorities in the film world. The winners of each season then go on to compete for the culminating grand prize. All winners will receive recognition and exposure as well as a monetary prize.

Sunscreen Film Festival to be Distributed in Over 180 Countries

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 Sunscreen Film Festival to be Distributed in Over 180 Countries   Sunscreen signs distribution deal that enables it to distribute films all over the world.   (TAMPA BAY, Fla.,) October 10, 2012- The Sunscreen Film Festival has made another step in further establishing itself as an internationally renowned event. Sunscreen has signed a deal to distribute films on Viaway; an on demand Video, TV and Radio platform.   Viaway http://www.viaway.com/ Video, TV and Radio ente...

Ted Hope appointed Executive Director of San Francisco Film Society

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Ted Hope, one of the film industry’s most respected and prolific figures, has been named executive director of the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), effective September 1, 2012. In a surprise move, the veteran film producer and one of the most influential individuals in independent film will embark upon a new chapter in his professional life, leaving New York City, where he produced independent films through his companies Good Machine, This is that corporation and Double Hope Films, t...

SPOTLIGHT: CHRIS MARKER- THE CONTROVERSIAL DIRECTOR

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This week the spotlight is on Chris Marker, a French avant-garde director known for his controversial documentaries, who has just died at the age of 91. He steered away from the conventional norms of Hollywood cinema and opted for an experimental approach to his filmmaking. He was the innovator of the essay film, a now accepted genre which unites documentary, narrative and personal reflection. (Image of Chris Marker) He was one the industry’s most mysterious filmmakers who wo...

The Jaxon Film Fest’s Film Submission Deadline Quickly Approaching For Season

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Submit now to be considered for this year’s festival.  The Jaxon Film Fest’s formal deadline for film submissions is quickly approaching. July 31, 2012 is the final day to submit your film for consideration to this year’s festival. After that the submission is possible only through Withoutabox as an extended deadline. But a savings can still be realized if you are registered with Withoutabox.com as a filmmaker. Mission Statement The Jaxon Film Fest supports an...

Gary Lucas sells out the Silent Movie Theatre in Hollywood with "The Golem"!!

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Just back from a wonderful trip to LA where I SOLD OUT the fantastic Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax Ave. in Hollywood with "The Golem"--my live solo guita score accompanying this classic 1920 German horror film! Just check this review from Debra Levine in ARTS MEME: Grammy-nominated Gary Lucas, whom Rolling Stone calls “one of the best and most original guitarists in America,” performed his well-traveled and exceedingly harrowing  score to “Der Golem,” the brill...

Open Roads 2012: New Italian Cinema showcase

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New York:  Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, 2012 That foreign language films have hard time finding an audience in the United is no secrete unless they are programmed for a captive diaspora audience in specialty houses as is the case for most films for the Indian language speaking audience. After all as the L.A. Times reported recently the top five grossing foreign films did not generate more than $40 million in each of the last four years while films made in the US generated billions abr...

THE LA NEO NOIR EROTIC FILM FEST IS SEEKING YOUR SEXIEST DARKEST CRIME SHORTS AT LANNEFF.COM

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LANNEFF showcases U.S. and international sexy, dark, crime short films and short screenplays December 1st at the Downtown Independent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Presenting the ONLY film festival walking tour of neo-noir historic landmarks which also features live film noir events, a film screening of selected storytellers, an awards show, and a lively reception at the Far East Cafe aka The Chop Suey Cafe in Downtown LA's Little Tokyo, LANNEFF couples film noir history with toda...

English Film on Kino Otok Isola

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If we are talking about British film shown on Kino Otok Isola, then we are talking about minor English films definitely worth mentioning. That would be Archipelago by Joana Hogg and Two Years at Sea by young film director Ben Rivers. But first thing first! Joanna Hogg is a woman, a friend of great late British film director Derek Jarman and a filmmaker coming from the middle higher class in England, which is very obvious in her films. This is the second one. So this is how her seco...

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.

Interview with TRIBECA director Geoff Gilmore

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    Geoffrey Gilmore joined Tribeca Enterprises in 2009 as Chief Creative Officer. He is responsible for Tribeca's global content strategy and leads creative development initiatives and expansion of the brand. He was before in charge of the Sundance Film Festival.  Under his direction the Tribeca Film Festival has become the most important market oriented U.S. film festival serving commercial and artistic interests. Running from April 18 and through April 29, 2012 the Festival pro...

Phenom Film Fest

The Phenom Film Fest is being held in the Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana area. No stranger to filmmaking, the region has experienced a major boom in recent years, with numerous studios calling the region home. Since Louisiana offers one of the top tax incentive programs for filmmaking nationwide, it's no wonder it's been referred to as "Hollywood South."

While major film studios have used the locale to serve as the backdrop for numerous cities and countries worldwide, the Phenom Film Fest serves to draw interest, support and attention to independent filmmaking locally and internationally. The festival will show roughly 40-60 features and shorts while showcasing fun, interactive and innovative talk panels.

Turner Classic Movies Film Festival Honors North By Northwest and Eva Marie Saint

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Photo credit: Hugh E Dillon Earlier this month the Turner Classic Movies’ “Road toHollywood” tour came to Philly (Prince Theater) and brought along legendary actress Eva Marie Saint, the actress best known for her sexy spy role, playing opposite Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock's suspense classic - North By Northwest. The 10-city tour is part of a campaign to promote the vintage film network’s annual TCM Classic Film Festival (April 12-15). I...

European Premieres at ÉCU 2012!

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ÉCU 2012 is hosting a huge number of films from all over the world and we are lucky enough to be the stage for several films making their European debut! So not only will cinemas full with ÉCU audience members be witnessing these talented works but it is just the beginning for these filmmakers and their films. The ÉCU European Independent Film Festival does not take this responsibility lightly and is hard at work making sure this festival is going to be the best one yet. With a range of a...

Expanding French Film Markets

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For France, much more so than any other country, film making is an established art form and an integral part of French culture. Public financial support for film making and distribution in foreign territories is a considered an important tool of foreign cultural policies. French cinema represents France. This perception is also reflected at the box office with indigenous films having a much higher share of the domestic box office than other countries and a larger proportion of the French going...

Can a Film be French and American Indie????

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  There is indeed much to celebrate in France with the multiple Oscar wins by THE ARTIST, which has made film history as the first silent film to win Best Picture in 80 years and the first wins by a French director and actor in their respective categories. The five Oscar wins by THE ARTIST (matched only by Martin Scorsese's exquisite period film HUGO, which dominated the technical prizes), its sweep of the Cesar Awards and all the other awards that the film has won during this seemingly...

Film Promotion - Exit Strategy: An Un-Romantic Comedy

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  Tinsel & Tine was invited to a ReelBlack Taste-Maker's preview screening of a new comedy, or rather Un-Romantic Comedy, called Exit Strategy , set to open Friday, February 10, 2012 in the Philadelphia area - AMC Cherry Hill and Franklin Mills.   Here's the run down: Exit Strategy features James (JAMEEL SALEEM), likeable but irresponsible, who moves in with his take-charge girlfriend of three months Kim (KIMELIA WEATHERS) and quickly discovers she’s...

Scott's Interview to EuroXpress

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“The difference in European independent cinema is that it doesn’t leave anyone indifferent” Interview: 29th of January, 2012 We interviewed Scott Hillier, a film and documentary director, producer, and President of ÉCU- The European Independent Film Festival . By Mariana Castaño (Paris) Scott Hillier is a “storyteller”. “Storyteller” is the word he uses himself, in a manner of English that he speaks at the speed of light. His eyes and hands move quickly an...

ÉCU 2012 MAIN VENUE – LES 7 PARNASSIENS

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Les 7 Parnassiens (www.parnassiens.com) is one of many cinemas in Montparnasse, yet it is one of the most authentic and distinctive cinemas of them all. It offers the advantage of completely original programming, offering rare films not to be found anywhere else in the area. Les 7 Parnassiens can proudly boast a tradition of offering unknown works and independent films from all over the world to the general public. The cinema on Boulevard du Montparnasse was the first in the area to sh...

Guests from US, Poland and Luxemburg visited Kaunas

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The 5th Kaunas International Film Festival invited the audience to good cinematic screenings of high artistic value including to meetings with film makers from US, Poland and Luxemburg. In Kaunas, the Polish director Leszek Dawid, presented his film “My name is Ki”. This film reveals a portrait of modern woman and brings society’s disfavor to a lonely mother up-to-date. In Kaunas International Film Festival programme section “Music Moves the World” a film about Luxemburg’s ...

Links : Independent Filmmaking Links : Independent Filmmaking

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4 Filmmakers : http://www.4Filmmakers.com On-line film development database. Caipirinha Productions : http://www.caipirinha.com Independent film company and electronic music record label. Cashiersducinemart : http://www.cashiersducinemart.com A provoking look into the world of underground film. Digital Idiots : http://Digitalidiots.com A guide to digital film making. DV dojo :http://www.dvdojo...

2012 Midnight Black International Festival Of Darkness

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The Midnight Black International Festival Of Darkness has officially opened it's call for submissions for the 2012 season. We shall accept entries of films and screenplays of all lengths of the Horror,  Sci-Fiand Exploitation genres from every corner of the globe.   Midnight Black International Festival Of Darkness shall showcase films that are made in the style of those underrated and misunderstood cult horror, exploitation and shock films that have captured the attention and ente...

Alternatives on Alternative Film and Video Festival 2011

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Academic Film Center was founded as Akademic Film Club in 1958. Through its history, thanks to authors such as Kokan Rakonjac, Sava Trifkovic, Živojin Pavlovic, Tomislav Gotovac, Dragoslav Lazic, Vjekoslav Nakic, Milan Jelic, Radoslav Vladic, Ivan Obrenov, Ivko Šešic, Nikola Đuric, Miodrag Miloševic, Bojan Jovanovic, Miloje Radakovic, Dejan Vlaisavljevic, Igor Toholj, Bob Miloshevic, Zelimir Zilnik, Godina etc… it became very significant and most awarded of all film clubs in ex Yugoslav...

Interview with GABRIEL ACHIM, 52nd TIFF

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Director Gabriel Achim   When I met Romanian director Gabriel Achim, I asked him about his film and he said this: 'Well, if you like intellectual porn then you will like my film...' Well, what a pitch because I couldn’t wait to see it, and indeed ADALBERT'S DREAM (Visul Lui Adalbert, 2011) IS ‘Intellectual Porn’… Read below to get to first base. But to go all the way, you’ll have to see the film!   ME: why is it called ‘Adalb...
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