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2012 Sundance Film Festival travelling line up announced

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Sundance Institute announced today the films from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that will screen in independent theaters in nine different cities around the country. The screenings are part of Sundance Film Festival USA, a program designed to bring the Festival experience to film-loving audiences nationwide. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. On January 26, the second Thursday of the Sundance Film Festiv...

2012 Sundance Film Festival traveling line up announced

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Sundance Institute announced today the films from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival that will screen in independent theaters in nine different cities around the country. The screenings are part of Sundance Film Festival USA, a program designed to bring the Festival experience to film-loving audiences nationwide. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival takes place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. On January 26, the second Thursday of the Sundance Film Festival, ...

Film Independent launches a Documentary Lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has launched a new Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting, with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All of the Film Independent Labs are designed to suppor...

Which are the coolest festivals in the world? a list of 25

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Which are the coolest festivals in the world? Filmmaker Magazine asked their (mostly american) audience and produced this list of 25 "cool festivals". Most likely with cool parties, free drinks, and open opportunities for indie filmmakers. Not surprisingly the selection does not list international festivals (besides Locarno) nor established A listers. So what is YOUR list? Feel free to post a comment. ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL ANN ARBOR, MI http://www.moviemaker.com/fe...

Which are the coolest festivals in the world? a list of 25

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Filmmaker Magazine asked their (mostly american) audience and produced this list of 25 "cool festivals".Most likely with cool parties, free drinks, and open opportunities for indie filmmakers.Not surprisingly the selection does not list international festivals (besides Locarno) nor established A listers which these readers may be not attending massively.. So what is YOUR list? Feel free to post a comment.ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL ANN ARBOR, MI http://www.moviemaker.com/festivals/article/25_coolest...

The 47th AAFF - A Creative Convergence

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  The 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival energized our regional community with some of the year's most high-caliber, cutting-edge independent films. We saw record-setting attendance with nearly 12,000 people across the six day event - a 15% increase from 2008. During film festival week, creativity flowed literally onto the streets with sidewalk stencils, video installations around town, and the unveiling of a new art car courtesy of filmmaker Harrod Blank and Zack Jacobson-Weaver's crew ...

Ann Arbor Film Fest Touring program

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46th ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL TOURING PROGRAMDecember 17-18The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest-running experimental film festival in the country and one of the few that circulates the winning works. This year’s Festival Tour is comprised of two programs featuring 31 of the finest short films from the 46th Festival—personal, documentary, animated and narrative works by artists from throughout the country and the world. Together, they offer a singular snapshot of the state of independent...

Oregon Media Arts Fellowships Awards

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Oregon Media Arts Fellowships Awarded to Three FilmmakersThe Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, established to recognize and support the work of Oregon film and video makers, announced its 2008 awards November 9 at the 35th Northwest Film & Video Festival to Portland filmmakers Brian Lindstrom, Andrew Blubaugh and Lawrence Johnson. Each received $5,000 Fellowships administered by the Northwest Film Center.The Fellowship program is funded by the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Public Broadcasting and t...

Ann Arbor Film Festival: it's a wrap

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The 46th Ann Arbor Film Festival shone brightly last week with record attendance. Filmmakers descended on Ann Arbor from around the world, including Juan Camilo Gonzalez from Columbia premiering his animated film Los Tres Errantes, Jaehyung Ju from South Korea with his gorgeous experimental film Lucid Dreaming, and Maverick Litchfield-Kelly, producer of the suspenseful "i", visiting the U.S. for the first time from London, England. During his trip, Maverick posted his first blog ever - here's so...

Slavoj Zizek Guest Director from Telluride Film Festival

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The Directors of the Telluride Film Festival are thrilled to announce that Slavoj Zizek will preside as the Guest Director of the Festivals 35th Show, August 29- September 1, 2008. The Slovenian-born irrepressible political philosopher, cultural theorist, academic superstar and impassioned cinephile is certain to stimulate controversy and conversation with his hand-picked film treasures and exhilarating approach to talking about movies, art, culture, politics, and desire.Zizek is the author of m...

Ann Arbor Film Festival Wins Settlement

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The oldest film festival in North America showcasing independent and experimental films, The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) announced today that it has settled a federal lawsuit, filed by the ACLU on its behalf, against the State of Michigan. In exchange for the state legislature repealing unconstitutional restrictions on arts funding, the AAFF and ACLU agreed to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit. Since its founding in 1963, the festival has screened works by filmmakers like George Lucas, Yoko Ono...

Films Not Playing At Your Local Theater (Yet)

 Friday, November 16-------Although every Friday sees a glut of film openings making their way to film theaters, the truth is that a large number of worthy films never find traditional theatrical distribution. That is one of the reasons that the brave new worlds of internet downloads and other non-traditional distribution methods hold such promise. However, until these new methodologies take hold in such a way that they can generate the same or similar revenue, theatrical distribution remains t...

REAL D has the world's largest 3-D platform 700 screens in 14 territories

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National Amusements Deploys over 50 Percent of Its Locations for the Digital 3D Opening of Disney's MEET THE ROBINSONS in REAL DAdding 20 new U.S. locations, National Amusements leaps ahead by installing REAL D Digital 3-D projection systems offering patrons the opportunity to enjoy the newest 3D technology for the March 30th opening of MEET THE ROBINSONSNational Amusements, Inc., a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 1,500 screens in the U.S., U.K., Latin ...

Northwest Film & Video Festival

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33rd Northwest Film & Video FestivalShorts and Feature FilmsShowing November 10-November 18After months of diligent endeavors to unearth all the Northwest filmmakers with new and exciting work, The Northwest Film & Video Festival, presented by the Northwest Film Center, received over 350 submissions from moving image artists peppered across the region. The theme of this year's Festival "Film Made Me Do It" draws on the sometimes heroic, sometimes pathetic lengths to which filmmakers must often t...

The Bside Roadshow: A Touring Film & Music Fest

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With the goal of bringing quality independent entertainment and programming to live audiences nationwide, MySpace has teamed with specialty independent film distributor Bside Entertainment and leading festival consultants Right Angle Studios to present the “Bside Roadshow.” The touring film and music festival will kick off on June 4 with a large, free outdoor show in downtown Austin. “We’re pleased to be working with MySpace and hope to help grow a film community as powerful as the one...

Sundance announces new arthouse initiative

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Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford and Festival Director Geoff Gilmore took the stage yesterday at the Kimball Art Center in Park City for the first Sundance press conference of this year’s event. Redford and Gilmore were joined by Nicole Holofcener, the director of the Festival opener FRIENDS WITH MONEY.Redford announced a major new initiative for the Institute, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The Sundance Institute Art House Project is collaborating with leading a...

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 ...

Georges Lucas tribute in Deauville

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George Lucas is to be given a special tribute award at this year’s Deauville Film Festival. Mr Lucas will be present to receive an award honouring his work at a ceremony on Saturday September 11th. George Lucas’ first film, THX 1138, is to be granted a special gala screening at Deauville, in order to commemorate its newly-restored release on DVD. This screening and a press conference will also take place on September 11th.Director George Lucas’s widely influential first film, th...

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