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Line up Emotion Film Factory 2011 2012

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Vengeance et plus si affinités  (Production automne 2011)                                      Pour se venger de ce qu'il lui a fait subir Marion va commencer par lui prendre sa femme, s'attaquer à son argent puis s'immiscer dans ses transactions frauduleuses avec la mafia sicilienne. Ven...

Today Is Earth Day

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  Today is Earth Day…..in fact it is the 40th anniversary of the date inaugurated in 1970 to foster awareness about ecology and the environment. In its inaugural year, the concern about “saving the planet” was secondary to the protestors energizing college campuses in a push to end the war in Vietnam. In those days, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution wa...

El Cadaver Exquisito | Update

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El Cadaver Exquisito | Update by Sombra   After a series of private screenings for film/video/art groups, scholars and individuals, based in the greater metropolitan area of NYC, we are in the final stage of El Cadáver Exquisito. The main purpose of those screenings was to test the cut and gather both general and specific criticism for the movie in order to help us polish the editing, and therefore, the narrative. The screenings have also smoothed out o...

The Los Angeles County Museum partners with FIND

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  The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival.  As a result of the museum's analysis and strategic planning process (funded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) over the past year around its current film program, Film Independent was identified as an ideal partner for its film series.  The collaboration com...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) jury members announced

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  Respected Hollywood and media personalities will serve on the Features, Documentaries and Shorts juries of the 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), the organization announced today. The festival runs April 12-17 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.   IFFLA Executive Director Christina Marouda said, "We are very appreciative to have such distinguished members of the film industry join us.  From academics and acting to filmmaking and jou...

The panels at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

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The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced its lineup for the 2011 Special Events and Tribeca Talks® panel series. The component programs are “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry,” “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper, hosted by Barnes & Noble,” the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival panel, and new this year, in celebration of the tenth Festival, the “Tribeca Talks: Directors Series,” featuring one-on-one conversations wit...

Tribeca World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections

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2011 Festival to Present 88 Feature-Length and 61 Short Films April 20 - May 1    The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section-Viewpoints. Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan.   TFF organizers this year have streamli...

NEWSLETTER N° 501: march 18rd, 2011

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Sometimes it's okay to laugh at something short.

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The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival is celebrating its 3rd year of making audiences laugh til' they chafe their throats. (Lozenges provided on request).   LACSFF is touted as the largest comedy film festival in the US, introducing the freshest comedy talent to the industry. The four-day celebration of comedic short films and the people who make them will be held from April 7 - 10 at the Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main St.).   "We've scoured the solar system for the funnie...

10th Tribeca World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections

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  The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section-Viewpoints. Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan. TFF organizers this year have streamlined the Festival's format, which is now comprised of two competition sections, World Narra...

Annual Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest is live again

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Academy Award  winning actor Nicolas Cage will be honored on the forth day of the 6th Annual Los Angeles   Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, on Thursday, Feb 24, 7:00 p.m. at the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre, it was announced today by Festival Founder and Executive Producer Pascal Vicedomini. Singled out for his commitment in promoting the Italian-American heritage, Nicolas Cage will be presented with  The 2011 L.A. Italia   Excellence Award  by noted Italian director Marco Bellocchio....

A Halter for Orsini

Director: Flora Kung.
A teenager and her younger brother emerge on a country road in a wintry morning. Why are they dressed only in pajamas and why is the girl clutching an old halter in her hand and what secret is she hiding from her brother?

2011 festival year is off and running in Palm Springs with Deneuve and Potiche opening

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Opening with Potiche (french film by François Ozon starring french icon Catherine Deneuve) just six days after New Years the Palm Springs Film Festival can probably lay claim to the honor of being the very first such festival of any size or signifigance on the annual international film festival calendar. While this is not a festival one hears too much about, being well off the beaten track and coming at a time when most of us are still recovering from year end Holidaze entertainment ove...

Essential Filmmaking: An Interview With Legendary Polish Director Jerzy Skolimowski

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Jerzy Skolimowski is a busy man these days. The Polish director's latest film Essential Killing made headlines this autumn when it won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, and the film's lead, Vincent Gallo, took the prize for best actor. The film was released in Poland in October, and audiences have been filling cinemas to see what is admittedly a unique film in terms of story and style. In the following interview, Mr. Skolimowski discusses the origins of the film, the funding ...

Writer/director Sofia Coppola discusses her latest film Somewhere

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Writer/director Sofia Coppola discusses her latest film Somewhere with Film Independent -   It's hard to believe that over ten years have passed since Sofia Coppola burst onto the scene with her 1999 indie hit The Virgin Suicides.  Now the Academy Award and Spirit Award-winning writer/director is back with Somewhere. Winner of the Golden Lion Award at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, Somewhere, starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning, depicts the story of Johnny Marco, a H...

Sofia Coppola discusses her latest film Somewhere

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Writer/director Sofia Coppola discusses her latest film Somewhere with Film Independent - It's hard to believe that over ten years have passed since Sofia Coppola burst onto the scene with her 1999 indie hit The Virgin Suicides. Now the Academy Award and Spirit Award-winning writer/director is back with Somewhere. Winner of the Golden Lion Award at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, Somewhere, starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning, depicts the story of Johnny Marco, a Hollywood superstar, living i...

Spike Jones returns to executive produce 2011 Writers Guild Awards' Los Angeles Show

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Executive Producer Spike Jones, Jr. has been tapped once again by the Writers Guild of America, West to executive produce its 2011 Writers Guild Awards’ Los Angeles show set for Saturday, February 5, 2011, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom. Jones, Jr. recently executive produced the WGAW’s 2010 awards ceremony this past February, as well as this year’s Primetime Creative Arts Emmys telecast. Having produced and directed many high-profile industry awards shows over the past ...

New management wanted to save Artivist?

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Some people seem to be blind to the true face of this festival. Is this good or bad? We know for a fact tthat Artivist Festival does not maintain impecable business ethics and standards: they do not pay their bills. We are proof of that (The festival director Diaky Diaz bought an ad campaign from us and did not pay the whole bill) We have been approached by many staffers who reported they were owed money from this organization and never got it... We at fest21.com notice that...

HOLLYWOOD SHORTS "MEET THE FILMMAKERS" - Issue 13.2 - November 21, 2010

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meet the filmmakersedition 13.2  learn more about the filmmakers you outta knowMeet these filmmakers and see their work atHOLLYWOOD SHORTS on Sunday Nov 21Cinespace at 5pm  Free Click here to RSVPAllison CraigBARKOwww.allisoncraig.comAllison is an alum of Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio where she majored in traditional animation.  She has an animator’s dream gig, working fulltime at Titmouse, Inc. in LA. She has extensive experience in every aspect of animation, from ...

Robert Friedman, (Summit ) named Entrepreneur Of The Year

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Robert Friedman, Co-chairman, CEO, Summit Entertainment LLC, was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 national winner in the Media, Entertainment and Communications category. Now in its 24th year, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and b...

The Valley Film Festival wants to know...Who's at AFM?

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The Valley Film Festival wants to know if you're in L.A. and in Santa Monica and at AFM. Is this your first time? Have you attended several times? Let us know what you're doing there and what's shaking on the floor or in the lobby!     ...

NEWSLETTER N° 483: November 4, 2010

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The Valley Film Festival ~ Narrative Features

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The 10th Annual Valley Film Festival presents a series of three narrative feature films. Ranging from psychological thrillers (The Commune) to tense drama (Boiler Room) to a coming-of-age comedy (Driver's Ed Mutiny), these films showcase independent filmmakers from The Valley and other L.A. environs.    THE COMMUNE (Elisabeth Fies) When Jenny Cross (Chauntal Lewis) has to spend summer vacation with deadbeat dad (Stuart G. Bennett) on his creepy commun...

Countdown To VFF10...T-Minus 10 Days!

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We're almost there! Can you feel the excitement through your computer? In 10 days, we'll be holding court at the historic El Portal Theatre, and here's your official invitation! To start off the magical day, join us for our mini-expo: The 1st Annual Valley Indie Filmmaker Expo Presented by AVS   To celebrate 10 years of showcasing independent cinema, The Valley Film Festival has teamed up with Advantage Video Systems (AVS) to launch The 1st Annual Valley In...

Vladivostok Pacific Meridian Award Winners

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Festival Grand Prix for the Best Feature   THE TAQWACORES Director:  Eyad Zahra Eyad Zahra graduated Magna Cum Lade in 2004 from the Florida State University School of Motion Picture, Television, & the Record- ing Arts. Since 2005, Mr.Zahra has produced various short films and television segments. Working briefly in Dubai, U.A.E., Mr. Zahra produced TV promotion segments for the largest television network in the Middle ...
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