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The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) kicks off today

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  The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) kicks off today -- Thursday, October 8 -- with the Southwest premiere of  "Till You're Told to Stop," the story of singer-songwriter James Blunt's extraordinary rise to fame. Q&A with director Ruth Somalo will follow the screening, which takes place "under the stars" outdoors at La Placita Village, 110 S. Church Ave. in the heart of downtown.   Friday, October 9 marks the Opening Night of the fest, with th...

Bill Mechanic: don't ignore the warning signs!

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Bill Mechanic, President/CEO of Pandemonium LLC and former Chairman/CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, (my boss when I was running Fox distribution in France)delivered the keynote speech at the annual Independent Film & Television Alliance Production Conference in Santa Monica. here below is a transcript ofhis keynotesHe addressed the current state and the future of the independent film business and offered a number of observations about his experiences at FOX and Disney."I was asked to address yo...

Bill Mechanic: don't ignore the warning signs!

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Bill Mechanic, President/CEO of Pandemonium LLC and former Chairman/CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, (my boss when I was running Fox distribution in France) delivered the keynote speech at the annual Independent Film & Television Alliance Production Conference in Santa Monica. here below is a transcript of his keynotes. He addressed the current state and the future of the independent film business and offered a number of observations about his experiences at FOX and Disney. ...

Interview with French Film Director, Phillipe Seclier/"An American Journey"/Photographer Robert Frank

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"An American Journey: Revisiting Robert Frank's 'The Americans'": Opens at "The Film Forum" on Wednesday, September 30.  SA: Question:  "Robert Frank is thought of as one of the greatest living masters of photography.  How did you decide to make a film about him?"Phillipe Seclier: Answer: "It's a long story.  I traveled to the USA in 1984, and learned a lot about American culture, theater, movies, paintings and American photography.  In 2005, I was lookin...

Interview with French Film Director, Phillipe Seclier

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Interview with French Film Director, Phillipe Seclier/"An American Journey"/Photographer Robert Frank"An American Journey: Revisiting Robert Frank's 'The Americans'": Opens at "The Film Forum" on Wednesday, September 30. SA: Question: "Robert Frank is thought of as one of the greatest living masters of photography. How did you decide to make a film about him?"Phillipe Seclier: Answer: "It's a long story. I traveled to the USA in 1984, and learned a lot about American culture, theater, movies...

Abel Ferrara named President of the 2009 NYIIFVF festival in NYC

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The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival is proud to announce that Abel Ferrara is President of the 2009 festival in NYC. The NYIIFVF continues to be the voice of independent film, launching many careers and successes from our festivals in New York and LA. NYIIFVF's President Abel Ferrara was introduced to producer Rafael Primorac by NYIIFVF's Executive Director Stuart Alson and will begin production together on a $9 million film starring Wesley Snipes, directed by Abel Ferra...

Papal Brokendance

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Director: Marie Losier.
Music video Papal Breakdance by PTV3-Genesis P-Orridge With Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and many friends. A campy music video in the style of a scopitone from the early 1960s, with the wonderful cast of 10 boys in sexy red singlets and girls in red tutus, all dancing with joy with Genesis P-Orridge in a boxing ring…all the ingredients for a slap stick boxing match in music.

Tony Conrad, DreaMinimalist

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Director: Marie Losier.
The latest in Marie Losier’s ongoing series of film portraits of avant-garde directors (George and Mike Kuchar, Guy Maddin, Richard Foreman), DreaMinimalist offers an insightful and hilarious encounter with Conrad as he sings, dances and remembers his youth and his association with Jack Smith.

Ohio Independent Film Festival highlights

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Save the dates for the 2009 Ohio Independent Film Festival (OIFF),June 3 - 7 at Cleveland Public Theatre's Gordon Square Theatre, 6405 Detroit Ave in Cleveland. The 2009 OIFF will mark the organization's 22nd festival in 15 years. Like many festivals, the Ohio Independent Film Festival presents an internationally recognizedline-up of first-class independent films from around the world. The complete schedule is posted at www.ohiofilms.com and tickets can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com.We are o...

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 ...

47th Ann Arbor Film Festival Awards

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The 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival, March 24 - 29, 2009  47.aafilmfest.org Complete Festival Awards Listing The Edward Jones Audience Award: To be announced soon Ken Burns Award for Best of the Festival: O'ER THE LAND Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film: LOUD THINGS Lawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film: KEMPENSKI Chris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film (tie): THE COLLECTION, RETOUCHES Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary Film: ON THE THIRD PLANET FROM T...

Meet filmmakers at Smogdance Film Festival

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The Smogdance Film Festival will expand its program this year to include informal discussions with filmmakers, whose work will be screened during the three-day festival, April 24 to 26, at the historic Pomona Fox Theater in Pomona, California. Among the filmmakers scheduled to attend are Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Saul Landau; director Paul Hendry (and most of his cast and crew) from the comedy, The Re-Bourne Identity; and Mexican director Alonso Alvarez Barreda, whose film, The St...

47th Annual AAFF Award Winners

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The 47th Ann Arbor Film Festival, March 24 - 29, 2009 | 47.aafilmfest.orgComplete Festival Awards ListingThe Edward Jones Audience Award: To be announced soonKen Burns Award for Best of the Festival: O’ER THE LAND Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film: LOUD THINGSLawrence Kasdan Award for Best Narrative Film: KEMPENSKIChris Frayne Award for Best Animated Film (tie): THE COLLECTION, RETOUCHESMichael Moore Award for Best Documentary Film: ON THE THIRD PLANET FROM THE SUN Kodak/Filmcraft ...

Deadline Extended - Detroit Shorts 2009 Film Festival

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EXTENSION DEADLINE ANNOUNCED! Detroit Shorts is a three-day community event, celebrating the finest examples of the cinematic short form by featuring films from around the globe with running times 10 minutes and under. The festival is open to the widest range of subject matter, genre, and technique. •••• Final deadline for submissions is March 21, 2009 •••• Call for Entries and other important information on Detroit Shorts can be found here. email: info@detroitfilm....

Backseat Film Festival screening schedule

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March 6-15th is fast approaching for lucky year seven of the Backseat Film Festival! We’re proud to announce all the great movies we are screening, including 14 feature films (all of which are Philly premieres) as well as over 50 shorts and music videos from around the world! Official selections include films of all genres from Brazil, Sweden, Spain, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, UK, Switzerland, and of course, plenty of local stuff too! And many of the filmmakers will be present at their scre...

Detroit Windsor International Film Festival

The 2nd Annual DWIFF takes place on June 25-28, 2009.  Held in Detroit's University Cultural Center and at the University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  We'll host activities throughout the region, with a focus on downtown Detroit and the talented people and technology we offer the film and media production industries.

18th New York Jewish Film Festival Opening Night Premiere of AT HOME IN UTOPIA airs on PBS April 28, 2009

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By Maria Esteves - February 8, 2009 The 18th Annual 2009 New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF09), Opening Night NY Premiere of AT HOME IN UTOPIA, directed by Michal Goldman was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Wednesday, January 14, 6:15 PM. The Coops resident multi-talented artist Yosi Cutler short film YOSI CUTLER AND HIS PUPPETS, directed by Joseph Burstyn preceded the opening night premiere film. A special Q&A immediately followed with director Michal Goldman and co-producer Ellen B...

The Planet Ant Film & Video Festival

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The Planet Ant Film & Video Festival is a celebration of independent movies and the people who make them, featuring comedies, dramas, documentaries, animations, and music videos from Detroit and around the world.

Detroit Windsor International Film Festival

The Second Annual DWIFF celebrates our passion for film and promotes the production resources from Michigan's creative community. Juried events will take place at venues throughout Detroit's University Cultural Center, including Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies and the University of Windsor.  Many social events and related activities will be held throughout the four days of the DWIFF weekend, June 25-28, 2009.  Check www.dwiff.org for the up-to-date schedule information.

Detroit Shorts 2009 Film Festival

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Detroit Shorts is a 3-day community event, celebrating the finest examples of the cinematic short form by featuring films from around the globe with running times 10 minutes & under, open to the widest range of subject matter, genre, & technique.

Detroit Docs International Film Festival

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Detroit Docs is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the world`s best documentaries to Detroit area audiences.

Detroit Windsor International Film Festival

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Detroit & Windsor bridge celebrate our Open International Border to build bridges between many groups, as we promote our strong local film production and arts industries. We are a rallying point for our community to share our passion for film.

The Sundance Awards

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The 25th Sundance Film Festival culminated with a celebration recognizing the films that Festival juries and audiences selected for awards. Festivalgoers packed into the Park City Racquet Club for this special evening highlighting some of the 2009 Festival’s most original voices. Jane Lynch, the ceremony's host, followed in the spirit of this year's storytime theme and opened with a windy mad-lib pieced together by this year's film titles.” In fact, at the risk of sounding Crude let me tell ...

Detroit Shorts 2009 Film Festival

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Detroit Shorts is a three-day community event, celebrating the finest examples of the cinematic short form by featuring films from around the globe with running times 10 minutes and under. The festival is open to the widest range of subject matter, genre, and technique.   CALL FOR ENTRIES & FESTIVAL INFORMATION: http://www.detroitfilm.org/detroitshorts   EARLY DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FEBRUARY 15, 2009 FINAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MARCH 1, 2009 ...

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