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Temecula highlights overview

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THE TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVALSEPTEMBER 14-22nd, 2005 * MOVIE EXPERIENCE AT TOWER PLAZAHighlights overrviewIndustry Film Showcases: The American Film Institute Showcase (AFI), Films From Canada - Toronto Int’l Film Festival Group – The Film Circuit Showcase, FILMS FROM INDIA, Presented By Ten Films / India Shorts, Italian Film Showcase – (From Our Sister-Festival) Rome Independent Film Festival (RIFF), Film Independent (FIND) Showcase, USC Film Showcase, Chapman Un...

Literature to Life Festival

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The American Place Theatre ; Literature to Life Festival On Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, The American Place Theatre will present our Literature to Life Festival. Created as part of a Training Program for Professional Teaching Artists, this weekend of back-to-back performances and guest lectures will also offer educators and the public an opportunity to preview all of The American Place Theatre current shows for the 2005-06 Season.FESTIVAL LOCATION: New York Society for Et...

VES FX Festival of visual effects in Santa Monica

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For anyone that’s ever wondered how filmmakers make movie magic happen, the 2005 VES-VFX Festival of Visual Effects (June 23-26 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica) reveals the wizardry behind today’s hottest films, television shows and even commercials and games. Tickets and festival passes are available online at www.vesfestival.org and run from $20 for an individual show ticket to $300 for an all access pass with admittance to all three days of screenings, panels and events.Highlights of...

Durban Festival to showcase best of south african films

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The first quarter of 2005 has been an exceptional period for South African cinema with a number of films achieving international success. Yesterday, which held its world premiere as opening night film at the Durban International Film Festival 2004, was nominated for an Oscar (best foreign language film), U-Carmen EKhayalitsha won the coveted Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, and Drum won the Golden Stallion at Fespaco. The 2005 Durban International Film Festival line-up will include both ...

Viewfinders Festival for youth wrap up comments

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ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth (VF4), April 19-23, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival, announced a record fourth year with an overall attendance of 6,750 children, teens and families for screenings, workshops and events including the ViewFinders School Program. This represents a general attendance increase of 23 per cent with a 27 per cent increase in box office.“All the programs really worked together and complemented each other,” said Kellie Manning, ViewFinde...

ViewFinders Atlantic City announces line up.

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The 4th annual ViewFinders: International Film Festival for Youth (VF4), April 19-23, 2005, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival, announced its line-up of close to 60 films and 40 workshops in its School Program and weekend family programs."This year’s program of workshops is fun, interactive and engaging," said Kellie Manning, ViewFinders Director. "From Jay Dahl’s Script to Screen to film lighting and animation workshops, we cover all the creative bases in our popular School Progra...

Time of the writer: festivalof writers in Durban

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TIME OF THE WRITER 2005The 8th Time of the Writer, International Festival of Writers, brings together over 25 writers from South Africa , Africa and the rest of the world to engage in a six day programme. Activities include nightly readings at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and a stimulating range of day activities, including an educators' forum, schools visits, prison writing project, a workshop on women's writing, and a publishing forum, all designed to nurture a culture of reading, writing an...

Interview with Maxine Lu, Manager Taiwan Docu Fest

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Taiwan International Documentary FestivalInterview with Maxine Lu, Festival Manager Randi Cecchine: I know this isn’t easy, but can you tell us a simplified history of Taiwan? Maxine Lu: Taiwan an island off the south east part of mainland China. In the 17th century Dutch and Spanish explorers colonized parts of Taiwan and were drawn by its strategic location and natural resources. It was a Japanese colony for 50 years and was then returned to China at the end of WWII. In 1949 Chiang Kai Che...

Aspen Film Festival awards

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The 26th edition of ASPEN FILMFEST wrapped on Sunday evening to rapturous praise from audiences and filmmakers alike. All the films were warmly received including sold-out sessions of the MICHAEL DOUGLAS TRIBUTE, Walter Salles's acclaimed THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES and BEING JULIA starring Annette Bening at the Wheeler Opera House.The award for AUDIENCE FAVORITE sponsored by THE ASPEN TIMES went to Shona Auerbach's heart-felt directorial debut DEAR FRANKIE starring Emily Mortimer. THE MOTORCYCLE DIA...

Detroit Docs line up of 100 documentaries

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Detroit Docs International Film Festival Is Celebrating Year 3! from November 11-14, 2004 Highlights include this year: Screening over 100 documentaries from all over the world including the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Australia, Germany, Israel, United Kingdom, Poland, and Japan Introducing three new venues; Wayne State University, Detroit Institute of Arts & the Museum of New Art Welcoming 30+ filmmakers and visitors from out of town to attend the festival with their works Festival kicks off with ...

LeVar Burton appearance at Chicago Children fest

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LeVar Burton Headlines at the 21st Chicago International Children’s Film FestivalTwo-time Emmy Award winner LeVar Burton, star of Roots and beloved host of “Reading Rainbow,” will be making a special guest appearance at the 21st Annual CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL, which runs October 21st – 31st. Burton will attend the festival to screen his directorial feature film debut Blizzard. Featuring Whoopi Goldberg (as the voice of Blizzard), Christopher Plummer, and Kevin P...

Giant Shrek 2 closes Karlovy Vary 29th edition

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KVIFF CULMINATING IN A GIANTThe gala closing of the 39th Karlovy Vary IFF has included a screening of the film which was premiered at the Cannes film festival – the second part of the successful animated film SHREK 2, which will be launched into local distribution straight after the festival. The only thing this kind-hearted ogre longs for is to live in peace, far far away from people in his smelly swamp. Parents of Princess Fiona whose heart Shrek won in the first part change their mind and ...

Waterfront Film Festival ambiance

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The streets of Saugatuck, Michigan were deceptively empty during the first couple days of the 2004 Waterfront Film Festival, which began June 10. The steady rain kept the usual stream of weekend tourists away from all the specialty shops and gourmet restaurants in this West Michigan town of just over a thousand permanent residents, but poor weather’s apparently not a major deterrent when films are screened indoors, as the opening night presentation – a restored print of Clara Bow’s celebra...

To Laugh or Not to Laugh? Answers are in the fest

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"To Laugh or Not to Laugh"A FILM FESTIVAL***********************************The role of Humor in French Film about the HolocaustFull program of events in the festival.Friday, May 21st3:00 pm Screening of "Almost Peaceful," Dartmouth Hall 105 Followed by a discussion led by André Colombat, author of "The Holocaust in French Film," Dartmouth Hall 105Almost Peaceful (Un Monde Presque Paisible), 2002Directed by Michelle DevilleStarring Simon Abkarian, Lubna Azabal, Zabou Breitman, Clotilde Courau a...

Hawaii Festival Spring Fling will feature 21 films

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For Immediate Release Contact: Chris DacusMarch 11, 2004 Email: media@hiff.orgHAWAII INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SPRING FLING PRESENTED BY COMMERCIAL DATA SYSTEMS SHOWCASES 21 EMERGING INDEPENDENT FILMSFilm Festival offers movie buffs a wide diversity of 21 films from 13 countriesHONOLULU –The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) is proud to present its 7th annual SPRING FLING presented by COMMERCIAL DATA SYSTEMS, a showcase of new, emerging cinema to kick off the New Year. Signature Do...

Time of the writer festival in Durban

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TIME OF THE WRITER FESTIVAL“Top African writers for Durban festival”The 7th Time of the Writer Festival, one of the flagship projects of the Centre for Creative Arts, on the Durban campus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, takes place this year from the 22 to 27 of March with readings, panel discussions and live music nightly at the Sneddon plus a range of day activities at other venues around the city. Challenging subjects, brilliant minds, colourful and engaging personalities from around ...

9th Seattle Jewish Film Festival

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2004 Seattle Jewish Film Festival March 13-21The ninth annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) will be held March 13-21, 2004 at the Cinerama and Pacific Place Theatres in downtown Seattle. SJFF has developed from modest beginnings in 1995 to attract an annual audience of over 10,000 people, establishing itself as one of the countries premiere Jewish Film Festivals.A weeklong celebration of film and culture, the Seattle Jewish Film Festival will feature over 20 films from all over the world. ...

San Diego latino has Arturo Ripstein as guest director

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THE 11TH ANNUAL SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL: DISCOVERY AND CELEBRATION: MARCH 11 ­ 21, 2004The Media Arts Center San Diego is proud to announce the 2004 San Diego Latino Film Festival with more than 100 films from Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain and the U.S. This prestigious and internationally recognized film festival is the longest running Latino festival in Southern California. With a projected audience of over 17,000, SDLFF is also one ...

Global Peace Fest awards in Orlando

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GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL ANOUNCES AWARD WINNERS The inaugural GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL, held December 10-14, 2003, in Orlando, Florida, presented awards at a ceremony held on the Universal Studios back lot on December 13th. Actor Bo Svenson was on hand to serve as emcee for the festivities.The jury decided to acknowledge not just the filmmakers, but also the real heroes of these amazing films about global peace and justice.The jury awarded $8,000 to be split between director Peter He...

Seven days, seven nights wins top prize at the Festival of the 3 Continents in Nantes

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Fiction film sectionOrisel Gaspar, one of the lead actresses of Siete dias, siete noches (Seven Days, Seven Nights), had written a song especially for the closing ceremony of the Festival of the 3 continents in Nantes, western France. She definitely put her whole heart in her voice when she sung her moving lyrics after Cuban director Joel Cano received the Montgolfière d’Or for the film in which she co-stars. The movie, which depicts a week in the lives of three very strong women in Cuba, i...

Meryl Streep follows De Niro for 2004 AFI

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Meryl Streep Follows De Niro in AFI Life Time Achievment tribute for 2004.The actress has been selected by the American Film Institute's (AFI) Board of Trustees to receive the 32nd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film, it was announced today by Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the AFI Board of Trustees. The award will be presented to Streep at a gala tribute on June 10, 2004, which will be held in the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland. Mr. Stringer commented, "Mer...

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