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 14th Annual EROS Film Festival - From Iran to Ganymede: Strange Encounters, Best Friends and Family Ties   Out Film CT, the organizer of Connecticut’s two annual LGBT film festivals, is pleased to announce the line-up for the 14th EROS Film Festival, which takes place Nov. 7 – 11 at Cinestudio, on the campus of Trinity College. The event is sponsored by EROS (Encouraging Respect Of all Sexualities), Trinity’s gay/straight student alliance, and showcases a broa...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival full lineup announced

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  A vivid rainbow of genres, topics, voices and viewpoints will be shared in the 25th season of the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, taking place June 1-9 during LGBT Pride Month.  Cinestudio at Trinity College is the site for this milestone season, except for dual closing night screenings at the Connecticut Science Center and Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in downtown Hartford.   "We wanted our 25th season to be a blockbuster, and the selection committee ...

Out Film CT receives the New Haven Pride Center's Dorothy Award

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Out Film CT, the nonprofit cultural organization that presents the annual Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, will be honored with the New Haven Pride Center's Dorothy Award in March. The Dorothy Awards are presented each year to organizations and individuals for outstanding contributions to the LGBT community. Out Film CT's award recognizes the organization for creating the state's largest LGBT cultural event, for using the art of film to educate, entertain  and enlighten audien...

Recent Film Festival Entries

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On October 15, 2011 two of my short films were screened at the Silk City Filck Fest in Hartford, Connecticut. The first one  was "Ethan". It is a story about a young boy who is wiser than his years and how he solves a personal problem. The second one was "Eeny, Meeny, Miny, MOE...". It is the story of a cop who is dealing with a crumbling marriage. Both of these project lingered on in post production for the lack of a sound editor. Then all of a sudden two ...

New England Underground Film Festival highlights

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1st Annual New England Underground Film Festival To Be Held October 16 @ La Paloma Sabanera in Hartford, CT The New England Underground Film Festival, a new celebration of the best of contemporary underground cinema, will have its inaugural presentation on October 16 at La Paloma Sabanera, a café and visual arts venue in Hartford, Connecticut. The event will be held from 12:00pm to 6:00pm; general admission is $10 and students with school ID can pay $5. The New England Underground Film Festiva...

1st Annual New England Underground Film Festival in Hartford

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New England Underground Film Festival will launch October 16 @ La Paloma Sabanera in Hartford, CT     The New England Underground Film Festival, a new celebration of the best of contemporary underground cinema, will have its inaugural presentation on October 16 at La Paloma Sabanera, a café and visual arts venue in Hartford, Connecticut. The event will be held from 12:00pm to 6:00pm; general admission is $10 and students with school ID can pay $5.   The New England Underground Film Fe...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Awards

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Winners of 24th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Awards AnnouncedOut Film CT wrapped up the 24th Annual Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on Saturday, June 4th, with The Green earning the Audience Award for favorite feature film. Over 2,000 attendees from all over Connecticut and beyond enjoyed a wide selection of exceptional feature films, shorts and documentaries during the 10-day festival at Cinestudio, located on the beautiful campus of Trinity College in Hartford. Out Film CT is pleased ...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Full lineup announced

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The 24th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival will be held May 26 through June 4, 2011 Two women who share one steamy, unforgettable night in a gorgeous hotel room in Rome. An Israeli youth who becomes a famous drag performer while obsessively searching for the mother who abandoned him. A British couple who puts their love life online when their household finances are on the line. Two women who reconnect 50 years after their lives took separate paths. An idealistic h...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival to celebrate its 24th year this May

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 24th year this May.  Throughout the year Out Film CT brings informational and entertaining lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) films to the region.  As part of the organization's mission to present timely films on topics relevant to the LGBT community, Out Film CT has shown documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films on gay marriage, overturning California's Prop...

EROS Film Fest sends a message: It Gets Better

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12th Annual EROS Film Festival Sends a Message: It Gets BetterAs our nation cries out in grief and disbelief at the recent tragedies surrounding gay youth in America, the question that begs an urgent answer is: how do we prevent this from happening again and again? The answer is simple: support, support, support. Support takes many forms – from reaching out on a personal level to gay and lesbian youth in our lives to mentoring an at risk youth we’ve never met to linking ourselves and othe...

Ernest Borgnine Screen to receive SAG Life Achievement Award

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Ernest Borgnine, who is exuberantly entering his seventh decade of creating memorable characters and award-winning performances, will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade-—the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Borgnine, who has performed in more than 200 motion pictures, five television series and dozens of television films and guest appearances, will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor w...

Line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce the line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, beginning Thursday, May 27th and spanning 10 days through Saturday, June 5th.  The festival kicks off this year with the world premiere screening of Casper Andreas' new romantic comedy Violet Tendencies, starring Mindy Cohn of "The Facts of Life" fame in the title role.  Vice President Suzanne Shayer points out, "Our festival has continued to grow in prominence on the f...

Connecticut Is Celebrity Country

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   Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman With the Connecticut Film Festival (www.ctfilmfest.com) launching on Tuesday, it is interesting to note the many film, television and artist celebrities who have once called or currently call Connecticut their home (those departed are also included, just to round out the list). With this kind of talent in droves, is it any wonder that Connecticut is celebrity country? Carol Alt, Greenwich Lauren Ambrose, New Haven Kevi...

Connecticut Poised As Media Mover

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  State Capitol Building, Hartford This newly established website will bring national and international readers information on all things visual in the state of Connecticut. But first a few basic facts......Connecticut is a state in the New England region of of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, and New York to the west and south. Southwestern Connecticut is part of the New York metropolitan area, with ...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 23rd year this May

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Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 23rd year this May, bringing to the region a wide range of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films.  The festival runs from Thursday, May 27th through Saturday, June 5th, 2010.   "The screening committee has been working diligently since August to pull together a great line-up of films for this year's festival...

11th Annual EROS Film Festival coming sooon!

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11th Annual EROS Film Festival : Wednesday, Nov. 4 – Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009at Cinestudio at Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CTTicket Prices: $8 general admission; $7 students & seniors; FREE for Trinity Student & Staff with proper IDOut Film CT, organizer of the CT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and EROS (Encouraging Respect Of all Sexualities), the Trinity College student organization, present the 11th EROS Film Festival from Nov. 4th through the 8th including 4 evening and 2 matinee p...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival higlights

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - a fixture in the state's cultural landscape - is celebrating its 22nd year this May, bringing to the region a wide range of documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films. "We've had twenty-two years to build a strong foundation in the community, which allows us to present a major cultural event that continues to grow each year," said Shane Engstrom, Director of this year's festival. ...

Hartford International Film Festival

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The 2nd Annual Hartford International Film Festival will be unveiling another slate of brilliant shorts, feature films, documentaries and experimental weirdness - all presented in some of the most beautiful and classic of Hartford CT`s cinemas.

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Hartford International Film Festival is the only competitive film festival in Hartford. Go to our website for film submission information- www.capitolcinemacollective.org.

Sarah Waters Affinity comes to silver screen

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Fans of Tipping the Velvet (2002) and Fingersmith (2005) won't want to miss the remarkable new book-to-screen adaptation of acclaimed writer Sarah Waters' latest novel Affinity, set in turn of the century London. The film is scheduled to appear on the silver screen at the beautiful Cinestudio Theater on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit non-profit organizations Out Film CT and Cinestudio.The screening of the film Affinity is par...

10th Annual EROS Film Festival

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Out Film CT, organizer of the CT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and EROS (Encouraging Respect Of all Sexualities), the Trinity College student organization, present the 10th EROS Film Festival from Nov. 5th through the 9th. As always with this Film Festival, there will be an eclectic mix of films and documentaries, old favorites and exciting new works that will appeal to all LGBT film lovers. Here is this year’s line-up:The Art of Being Straight (Wednesday, 11/5 @ 7:30 p.m.) – After moving t...

Winners of Connecticut G&L Film Fst

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The award winners of the 21st Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival:Best Feature - Audience Award1st Place - XXY (Dir: Lucía Puenzo)2nd Place – Were the World Mine (Dir: Tom Gustafson)3rd Place – The World Unseen (Dir: Shamim Sarif)Best Documentary - Audience Award1st Place – She’s a Boy I Knew (Dir: Gwen Haworth)2nd Place – Marriage Makes a Word of Difference (Dir: Fran Rzeznik)3rd Place – Call Me Troy (Dir: Scott Bloom)Best Short - Jury Award1st Place – Mano-A-Mano (Dir: Todd ...

Out Film CT Names New Director

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Out Film CT, producer of the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, has elected Shane Engstrom as its new Director. Engstrom succeeds Dan Millett who is stepping down after 11 years as the leader of the state’s oldest Film Festival. He brings over 6 years’ experience as Secretary of the organization. In addition, he has organized the wonderful parties that are a hallmark of the Festival, developed our website and done a lot of outreach to other organizations. Millett will stay on in an ...

AN INTERVIEW WITH “THE OTHERSIDE OF THE MIRROR: BOB DYLAN LIVE AT THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 1963-1965” FILMMAKER MURRAY LERNER

AN INTERVIEW WITH "THE OTHERSIDE OF THE MIRROR: BOB DYLAN LIVE AT THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 1963-1965" FILMMAKER MURRAY LERNER By Maria Esteves - November 12, 2007  The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2007 (CMJ07), Premiere film of THE OTHERSIDE OF THE MIRROR: BOB DYLAN LIVE AT THE NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 1963-1965, directed by Murray Lerner, was held at the IFC Center, Thursday, October 18, 11:15 A.M. A special Q&A immediately followed with Director Murray Lerner mode...

Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival wrapped 20th

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Thanks to enthusiastic audiences, the 20th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival was a great success. Held on June 1-9 at Cinestudio in Hartford, we had over 2,500 attendees from all over Connecticut and beyond who gathered for an event that was truly exceptional! Our audience enjoyed a variety of extraordinary programming-including short films, powerful documentaries and exciting feature films-- all unique to our Festival. In addition, we hosted three directors (Casper Andreas, Gene Graham...

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