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The 10th London Short Film Festival returns in January to celebrate 10 years

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 The 10th LSFF returns in January to celebrate 10 years, across multiple London venues with screenings, events, panels, music and much more. ·     ·         25 programmes of new British short films consisting of over 300 shorts selected from 1200 open submission ·         Special focusses on Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio), Alice ...

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...

Interview with Chasing Ice Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski

By Maria Esteves – December 7, 2012 As glaciers around the world are disappearing and sea level rising 60 percent faster than projected, the timing is right for a documentary on climate change. Jeff Orlowski’s CHASING ICE is truly one of the year’s best film! Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) team member Orlowski documented award winning American photographer James Balog 25 camera network project capturing the erosion of glaciers in Iceland, Greenland and Alaska from 2007 to 2012 in s...

FTII strongly represented in IFFI-2012

The Film and Television Institute of India, Pune is set to get unique mileage during the International Film Festival of India being held from 20th to 30th November at Panaji, Goa. Consecutively for the second year, the IFFI has offered a special section for FTII films. This section will feature five films made during the current year. These films will be screened in 35mm format on 25th November at 5.30 pm. Prabhat Nagari Film 1 (Aman Wadhan), Juju (Sujata Chowdhury), Green Balcony Aunty (Fais...

The Iceman opened the Baja International Film Festival

A superb, lavish crowded, star studded opening at Los Cabos Convention Center (inaugurated 2 months ago for G20) for the inaugural festival in Los Cabos (14-17 November 2012) all founders on hand to present their vision and welcome the numerousinternational guests as well as the industry.   The film opener The Iceman, by Ariel Vromen, is based on the true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man, (with an alleged count of 100 killings) Ariel Vromen ...

Meet the team of Baja International Film Festival at Los Cabos

We will be posting video interviews shortly. Meanwhile we would like to introduce to you the men and women whose vision transformed this idea of a world class festival dedicated to US and Mexican films... in Los Cabos (seems almost obvious when you think of it) into a brillant success... THE FOUNDERS                                 EDUARDO SANCHEZ-NAVARRO REDO  Regarded as one of the main p...

2012 Nihilist Film Fest Returns to Echo Park Film Center

For the thirteenth year, the Nihilist Cultural Foundation presents the Nihilist International Film Festival.  This year’s evening of films will be presented at the Echo Park Film Center.  The show will start at 8:00 pm on Friday, December 7. The festival includes two hours of short films from around the country and around the world.  The films range from troubling to hilarious, from profound to completely silly.  Pretty much, something for everyone (except children an...

FNC reveals Focus sections with 17 features from Quebec and Canada

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17 FEATURES FROM QUEBEC AND CANADA – FOCUS 2012   The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased to announce the films for the Focus lineup (Quebec/Canada), including the opening film Mars et Avril by Martin Villeneuve to be screened on October 11 at the Cinéma Impérial. This year, the section highlighting the wide-ranging Quebec and Canadian film industry will feature 10 films in competition and six out of competition. Martin Villeneuve’s sci-fi-tinged fable Mar...

MOUNTAINFILM in New York, this fall

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  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 ELINOR BUNIN MUNROE FILM CENTER AT LINCOLN CENTER Featuring a selection of Mountainfilm festival favorites and most popular guests including:Chasing Ice - Photographer James Balog explores some of the Earth's most remote reaches to film vanishing glaciers.Big in Bollywood - A struggling Indian-Am...

San Sebastian Festival - Thematic retrospective: Very Funny Things. New American Comedy

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  VERY FUNNY THINGS. NEW AMERICAN COMEDY is the title of the thematic retrospective to be dedicated by this year's San Sebastian Festival to new trends in American comedy movies. Comedy, a genre that already had an extremely long-standing Hollywood tradition, has seen a revival in recent decades thanks to a contemporary angle with place for irreverence, non-political correctness and social satire. A new generation of directors, screenwriters, actors and comedians have become today's...

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Lena Dunham

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This week we’re spotlighting Lena Dunham, a New York filmmaker who has made her debut into mainstream cinema with her indie comedy “Tiny Furniture”. (Image of Lena Dunham in the TV series “Girls”) Lena Dunham seems to be the girl that everyone is talking about at the minute. She has recently released the critically acclaimed series “Girls”, which has hit the roof in popularity and gained fans worldwide.  The show is about a group of twenty-something year old girls wh...

10th IN THE PALACE '2012 ...collectable stories / AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

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  Silver Princess Statuette (replica of the original "The Palace" statue of Ilejana, daughter of the Romanian Queen Mary of Edingburgh)   AWARDS & NOMINATIONS | INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION Nominees for BEST FICTION: Joey ( dir. David Forster / Australia / 07'24'') Guang ( dir. Shio Chuan Quek / Malaysia / 14'00'') Short For Vernesa B. ( dir. Jons Vukorep / Germany / 10'47'') The Factory ( dir. Aly Muritiba / Brazil / 15...

Tallgrass Film Association Brings Award Winning Filmmakers to Wichita

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Producer and Director Emily Lou will attend the Tallgrass Special Screening of her supernatural comedy film THE SELLING on July 13 at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. THE SELLING (trailer here) follows Richard Scarry, a too-honest-for-his-own-good real estate agent who buys a property to flip for a profit...only to discover the house is haunted. “It’s a comedic story about ghosts, demonic possession, and real estate that is fun for both kids and adults,” explains pr...

Please Don't Beat Me, Sir!

Director: Shashwati Talukdar and P. Kerim Friedman.
Over 60 million Indians belong to communities imprisoned by the British as "criminals by birth." The Chhara of Ahmedabad, in Western India, are one of 198 such "Criminal Tribes." Declaring that they are "born actors," not "born criminals," a group of Chhara youth have turned to street theater in their fight against police brutality, corruption, and the stigma of criminality — a stigma internalized by their own grandparents. 'Please Don't Beat Me, Sir!' follows the lives of these young actors and their families as they take their struggle to the streets, hoping their plays will spark a revolution.

Io Sono LI at Kino Otok Isola

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„Io Sono Li, “ said the Chinese illegal Shun Li in the film Io Sono Li (Shun Li and The Poet) directed by Andrea Segre, gorgeous Italian film director. Kino Otok Isola proves again a quality bringing out the awarded Italian film, starring with Rade Sherbedgia and only Chinese (actually Mandarin speaking) actress Zhao Tao. Zhao Tao is a Chinese actress with no knowledge of English, Italian or any other than Mandarin language at all and is Jia Zhang-ke’s muse in Platform and The World. In ...

Steven Lewis Simpson: “Everywhere is home”

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Roaring Fire Film Production (http://roaringfirefilm.com/) is an international feature film, television and documentary production and development company. Their films have been distributed globally including Germany, China, USA, UK, Spain, Benelux, Portugal, Russia, Thailand, Canada, Indonesia, Greece, Africa and the Middle East. The owner of the production company is film maker Steven Lewis Simpson. He is a from Scotland – a free thinker, intelligent, constantly traveling with ...

Sydney Film Festival 6-17 June 2012 Program Launch

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The 59th Sydney Film Festival program was officially launched today by The Hon Barry O’Farrell, MP, Premier of NSW. “It is with great pleasure that I welcome the new Sydney Film Festival Director, Nashen Moodley, to present the 2012 Sydney Film Festival program,” said NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell. “The Sydney Film Festival is a much-loved part of the arts calendar providing film-makers with a wonderful opportunity to showcase their work, as well as providing an injection into the St...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Winners

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  Celebration! That was the mantra throughout the six days of the 2012 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). The festival concluded Sunday evening (April 15) with a red carpet and gala 10th anniversary fete that included the Los Angeles premiere of Prashant Bhargava's PATANG and the presentation of the festival's Grand Jury and Audience Choice Awards, followed by an after party. This year the festival hosted 45 filmmakers and screened 33 features, documentaries, and...

AWARDS 2012 Cape Winelands Film Festival

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Films from Azerbaijan, Serbia, Belgium, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Slovakia and South Africa were among the winners of the 5th edition of the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF), which had its last screenings on 24 March 2012 in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The programme included award winning features, documentaries and shorts from more than 48 countries. 2012 Grand Prix Award: Grand Prix Award for the film BUTA Ilgar Najaf from Azerbaijan won the Grand Prix Award for Buta, a story...

2012 Palm Springs International ShortFest: regular deadline is March 15, extended Submission Deadline to April 6th

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    PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & FILM MARKET June 19- 25 2012 Call for Entries Regular entry deadline is March 16, 2012. Late entry deadline is April 6, 2012 . Online entry form Contact Info For more information contact: Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3 Palm Springs, California 92262 USA Tel: (760) 322-2930 Fax: (760) 322-4087 Website: http://www.psfilmf...

Women in front and behind the camera

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WOMEN IN FRONT OF AND BEHIND THE CAMERA  FILM SERIES Fri, March 30 to Sun, April 1, 2012  Teachers College, Columbia University    525 West 120th Street  Tel: 212-864-1760 e-mail: info@NAYDIFF.org     The African Diaspora Film Festival, The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, Teachers College, Columbia University and WBAI invite you to Celebrate Women's History Month at Teachers College, Columbia University from Mar...

Screenwriting Panel Discussion

Tiburon International Film Festival will hold a panel discussion on screenwriting with Joseph McBride [film historian and author of WRITING IN PICTURES: SCREENWRITING MADE (MOSTLY) PAINLESS], who will also sign his book after the panel, Julian Hoxter [author of WRITE WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW: AN ACCESSIBLE MANUAL FOR SCREENWRITERS], who also will sign his book after the panel, Sam Hamm [screenwriter of such films as

Second annual Documentary Lab selects 10 filmmakers

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. Starting this week and continuing through the end of April, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program in Los Angeles, with the main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All ...

Two Days to KASHISH 2012 International Poster Competition deadline

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We know how we all are about deadlines! We never get to do what we want to do till the deadline is almost upon us or the deadline has passed! So this is to remind you all that the deadline to send in your design for the KASHISH 2012 International Poster Competition is May 18th midnight (Pacific time) And we have none other than Wendell Rodricks, one of India’s top fashion designers, to pick the winner of the contest. “I am delighted to be a judge on a contest that involves ever...
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