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DOLBY CHOOSES CHRISTIE 2K DIGITAL CINEMA PROJECTORS TO INSTALL IN SELECT THEATRES NATIONWIDE WITH DOLBY DIGITAL CINEMA SERVERSChristie, first in DLP Cinema™ projection, announced that Dolby Laboratories has selected the Christie CP2000 2K resolution DLP Cinema projectors for more than 50 specially selected theatres in the U.S. market. Alongside Dolby® Digital Cinema servers, Christie’s projectors will enhance the movie-going experience by bringing more light to screens for brighter and clea...

40 Shades of Blue among films competing at Deauville

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THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSEby Rebecca Millerstarring Daniel Day-Lewis and Camilla BelleJack lives on the site of his abandoned island commune with his 16-year-old daughter Rose. Since the break-up of the commune, Jack has sheltered Rose completely from the influences of the outside world. When Jack invites his girlfriend and her two sons to live with them, the situation quickly becomes precarious…BRICK 1st featureby Rian Johnsonstarring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lucas HaasProducer: Ram BergmanB...

Rhode Isaland Festival wrapped its 9th

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The Rhode Island International Film Festival began its ninth year at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, August 9th, in Providence at the Columbus Theatre (270 Broadway) with a focus on the art of short films. Selected from thousands of submissions from throughout the world, the two-hour program of local, national and international shorts represents an eclectic array of genres. The Festival's traditional opening-night focus on shorts promises to surpass the excitement of last year's sold-out event.THE OPENING NI...

HDFest world tour launches in South Florida

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HDFEST 2005 World Tour Launches with South Florida Film Festival EventHDFEST will be launching its 2005 World Tour next month with a film festival event in South Florida September 9th and 10th. HDFEST events include panels, seminars and screenings of new films created using high-definition technology. The HDFEST 2005 World Tour will also be taking place in London, Los Angeles, Helsinki and New York. The upcoming HDFEST South Florida event will be held at the Sunrise Gateway Theatre in Fort Lau...

Hype Fest in action

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Friday, July 29th - Opening Night Party Saturday, July 30th & Sunday, July 31st.11am - Noon: we will kick off both days of screenings with a filmmaker meet and greet. Join us for coffee and donuts at CineSpace and get amped up for a great day of screenings.We will have complimentary IZZE soda and Liquid Salvation water available both days.And if you need a break, complimentary mini massages will be provided on Sunday afternoon courtesy of Origins.It's going to be a great weekend and we hope you ...

Philadelphia G&L awards

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The Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, produced by the Philadelphia Film Society, ended its two-week run up and down Broad Street with the announcement of winners of its Jury Competition and Audience Awards, a closing night screening of Craig Lucas’ THE DYING GAUL, and a final marathon of “Festival Favorites” the following evening. FESTIVAL AWARDS: At the Closing Night Ceremony on July, 18, Philadelphia Film Society Executive Director Thom Cardwell and Pennsylvania F...

Outfest award winners

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Outfest, one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals and the largest film festival in Southern California, has announced its coveted 11th Annual Film Competition Awards, sponsored by Tylenol PM, in which 15 competitive film awards were announced in three categories: Grand Jury Awards, Audience Awards and Special Programming Awards. Outfest 2005, the festival’s 23rd edition, featured 232 films and videos from 28 countries, exhibited in nine venues over 12 days. The festival b...

Outfest opens with Cote d'Azur

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OUTFEST 2005 23rd LOS ANGELES GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVALBookends Festival with COTE D’AZUR for Opening and Closes with THE DYING GAULThe largest and most successful Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in the world will open on July 7th. Outfest 2005 takes place in Los Angeles California, for the 23rd year once again promises to showcase a dynamic and broad scope of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual films. From July 7th to the 18th Los Angeles will become the hub for alternative lifestyle cin...

Redford and Liv Ulman honored at Karlovy Vary

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ROBERT REDFORD was among the guests at the 40th Karlovy Vary IFFThe jubilee 40th Karlovy Vary IFF 2005 will welcome a world film personality of the highest order to its gala opening ceremonies: American actor, director, and producer ROBERT REDFORD. The artist, who has acted in or directed a number of movies considered today to be part of the golden fund of world cinematography, will be honored at Karlovy Vary’s gala opening ceremonies with a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution ...

Los Angeles Film Festival Awards

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Film Independent [FIND] announced the winners for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival. With the prestigious Target Filmmaker Award of $50,000 going to Mark Banning for Best Narrative Feature, Jellysmoke. The Target Documentary Award for Best Documentary Feature was won by Beth Bird for Everyone Their Grain of Sand. Both these talented independent filmmakers received a $50,000 unrestrictive check with hope that this will assist in continuing their creative talents of filmmaking for the future.The...

Outfest will open with Cote d'Azur and close with Dying Gaul, so french

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One of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals and the largest film festival in Southern California, the 23rd edition of Outfest will showcase a very strong year of gay/ lesbian/bisexual/transgendered filmmaking at its finest and most diverse. Outfest 2005, July 7 – 18, will screen 232 high quality narrative and documentary shorts and features from a record 28 countries around the world, beginning with the debut of the sexy comedy “Cote D’Azur,” starring Valeria Bruni-Tede...

Sydney Fest: film feast fires up patrons

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SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2005 – MID-FEST REPORTJune 10-25Remarkable docus and edgy thrillers, combined with unique events like an Evening with Lisa Gerrard and topical, edgy forum sessions, are giving patrons a positive time at this year’s Sydney Film Festival, which wraps this Saturday (June 25) with the inaugural Urban Cinefile Audience Awards presentation and the sold out screening of the eye popping Closing Night Film, Howl’s Moving Castle. As film composer Martin Armiger pointed out in hi...

True passion for filmmaking

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THE SHORT FILMS OF FIVE NEW YORK HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO HIT THE BIG SCREENS OF L.A. FOR A SECOND TIME.PET STORE, IF THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD - WHO NEEDS GOD,AND HARMONY WILL SCREEN AT THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL AGAIN ON JUNE 26TH.Filmmakers Mark Sanders, Thomas Schuster, Laura Caccavo, Carly Wolff, and Ashish Amin might be in their teens, but when it comes to filmmaking they are talented beyond their years.This weekend they inspired L.A. moviegoers when their films screened at the 11th Annual...

In the city of Angels, The Los Angeles Festival flies again

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IN THE CITY OF ANGELS, THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL FLIES AGAINThe Los Angeles Film Festival took wing with an ideal opener, the North American premiere of David Jacobson’s Down In The Valley at the Cinerama Dome, Hollywood on Thursday, June 16. With an excellent cast and strong performances, the film captures the valley’s famous slackness with an apt tobacco-stained tanginess. Nocturnal images of snaking highways act as rivers of light isolating valley dwellers from the world and, as in th...

Meet Emily Watson and Peter Medak (from Dubrovnik)

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Press conference with Emily Watson and Peter Medak on Dubrovnik International Film Festival 2005 Q&A with Emily Watson and Peter Medak“-Tell us your impressions of Dubrovnik”Emily Watson: “ Its completely stunning. Blows your mind away. It’s absolutely beautiful. We should make films here, its perfect. And the fact you have managed to do not have cars. It’s amazing, it’s really beautiful. ”“-About Dubrovnik impressions?”Peter Medak: “Just magical, absolutely! We just walked a...

2nd Pride International Film Fest awards Liz Taylor

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The 2nd annual Pride International Film Festival has just announced its “Lifetime Achievement and Distinction” Honoree this year. This special award, which was given to Hollywood actor and British thespian Sir Ian Mckellen in 2004, will be presented to Hollywood icon & Academy Awardee, Ms. Elizabeth Taylor.Pride International Film Festival had developed one of the most important exhibition of GLBT works with its pioneering advocacy in the country towards the education of HIV/AIDS awareness, ...

Houston award winners

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WorldFest-Houston, the third oldest film festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 38th annual independent film showcase with the Grand Awards Gala on April 30th and Closing Day festivities with a VIP tour of NASA and Space Center Houston and a Texas Barbecue on May 1st sponsored by The Houston Yacht Club. Both events were open to the public. WorldFest was founded as an International Film Society in August 1961. It became the third competitive international film festival in Nor...

Michael and Pat York at Zlin Fest

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The 45th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, which started in Zlín on Sunday, May 29, 2005 and closes this Saturday, June 4.Not only, the wife of well-known British actor Michael York (both guests at Zlin Festival) , Pat York is an accomplished artist in her own right. Pat York started as a journalist for Vogue in New York. Later she worked with Glamour around the world as a reporter in the Travel section. She became a freelance photographer and her work appeared in numerous mag...

Film critic Elvis Mitchell guest curator at LA fest

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ELVIS MITCHELL AS GUEST CURATOR FOR THE 2005 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVALJUNE 16 – 26, 2005Dawn Hudson, Executive Director of Film Independent (FIND), announced Elvis Mitchell as the Guest Curator for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 26, 2005. In this official position, Mitchell will be selecting a number of special screenings and moderating discussions for the 2005 festival. Mitchell joins Festival Director, Richard Raddon and Director of Pro...

First works shine at Troia Film Fest

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The Troia International Film Festival, which runs through this weekend in the picturesque coastal town of Setubal, Portugal, has a commitment to first time directors. One of its most well-attended sections includes a competition for First Works. In addition, this year’s American Independents competition boasts directorial debuts from a group of talented directors.First works from Europe dominate the section, which includes the local premieres of the films RED COLOURED, GREY TRUCK (Srdjan Kolje...

Zlin Festival line up

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ZLÍN 2005 – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTHMay 29 – June 4, 2005The 45th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, which will last until Saturday, June 4, was started in Zlín on Sunday, May 29, 2005.Every year, the Zlín film festival brings its viewers dozens of films from all over the world. The main pillars of the festival are international competitions of feature and animated films for children and youth. Within the framework of support for young filmmakers...

Troia Film festival sets an ambitious slate

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TROIA FILM FESTIVAL SETS AN AMBITIOUS SLATEThe 21st edition of the Troia International Film Festival (Festroia), Portugal’s oldest and most adventurous film event devoted to international and independent cinema, kicked off on May 28 with a wide-ranging program, with particular nods to European and American Independent films.The Festival is based in the picturesque coastal town of Setúbal, about 90 minutes south of Lisbon. Troia is actually the name of the expansive beaches in the vicinity, an...

George Clooney to Receive Inaugural Spirit of Independence Award

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At yhe upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival (June 16 – June 26) George Clooney will receive the inaugural Spirit of Independence Award, and the Festival premier sponsor has increased the cash prize of the Target Documentary Award to an unrestricted grant of $50,000. On Saturday, May 14, the festival will celebrate these announcements at the 2005 Festival de Cannes on the Budweiser Yacht from 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. The Spirit of Independence Award will be given to Clooney at a special event on J...

Nashville Fest (36th) wrap up

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Nashville Film Festival (NaFF) president Alan Brewer announces the completion of the most successful festival in its 36 year history, breaking a record with a 14% increase in attendance over the prior year. The third longest running festival in the U.S., with the winning feature awarded the opportunity for Academy Award consideration, NaFF ’05 kicked off its opening night with the John Singleton produced “Hustle & Flow” and the Paul Reiser/Peter Falk film “The Thing About My Folks.” ...

Los Angeles Film Fest full line up

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FULL PROGRAM LINE-UPDirector of Programming Rachel Rosen joined Festival Director Rich Raddon in announcing the full program line-up for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival (June 16-26), including the Centerpiece Premiere, the Guest Director, the Artist in Residence, and the Closing Night Film. The Festival also announced that Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, and Elijah Wood will serve as Honorary Festival Chairs for the 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival. “We are thrilled to be highlighting two films ...

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