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Over 50 Swiss and US films at swiss ameican fest

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The SWISS AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (SwissAm) proudly returns to New York for seven days of screenings, seminars and parties bringing together American and Swiss Independent filmmakers with a selection of 30 Swiss and 24 US films.In addition to screenings in three categories (Focus, Panorama, Shorts), SwissAm will present a retrospective of the work of renowned Swiss essay filmmaker Peter Liechti. SIGNERS KOFFER (1995), LUCKY JACK (2003) and NAMIBIA CROSSINGS (2004) will be shown in New York for th...

Prized Pieces Film Festival in NY

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The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, announces the 2004 New York debut of the Prized Pieces Film Festival commencing October 8th through October 11, 2004. The four-day festival, held for the first time in New York City at Harlem’s famed Schomburg Center, celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the NBPC and its long-standing commitment to the preservation, funding, production and promotion of independent films and ...

Virginia Film Festival has a theme: Speed

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The 17th annual Virginia Film Festival is a four-day whirlwind program of screenings, performances, panels, and parties. Based at the University of Virginia and set to run from October 28-31, 2004, the Virginia Film Festival infuses the campus and community at large with its thematic presentations and special events. This year’s theme of SPEED will explore our accelerated culture of fast foods and quick cuts, as well as the history of racing and chasing in the movies. A remarkable lineup of gu...

The World According to Bush wins at Silver Lake

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SILVER LAKE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2004 AWARDSWilliam Karel's Documentary "The World According To Bush" Named Best PictureSeptember 30th Gala At ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood Included Los Angeles Premiere of David O. Russell's "Soldier's Pay""The World According To Bush," William Karel's searing documentary about the Bush administration's first 1,000 days in power, won Best Picture honors at the 5th Silver Lake Film Festival, which concluded yesterday.Spending more than eight months battling wh...

Speed is the Theme at Virgina Fest, get ready for it

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THE 17TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEWS 2004 PROGRAMCultural Theme of “SPEED” Provides Adrenaline Rush for Film Enthusiasts October 28th –October 31st Festival Guests Include Directors Paul Schrader, Nicole Kassell, and David Gordon Green; Artist Sharon Lockhart, Musician Jim White and “Speed” LevitchFestival Director Richard Herskowitz released today the 17th annual Virginia Film Festival’s four-day whirlwind program of screenings, performances, panels, and parties. Based ...

Port Townsend Fest Wraps with Nod to Winners

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Port Townsend Film Festival Wraps with Nod to WinnersUnder blue skies that opened up just as the festival began Friday afternoon and remained throughout the weekend, the 5th annual Port Townsend Film Festival wrapped Sunday with the announcement of "best films" at a morning champagne breakfast. Winner of the best feature-length narrative film was Gate to Heaven (Tor zum Himmel), a German film by producer/director Veit Helmer. Ten years in the making, Gate to Heaven is a love story that tak...

AFI FEST 2004 Announces a Tribute to Almodóvar

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AFI FEST 2004 Announces Six Galas and a Tribute to Pedro Almodóvar!Los Angeles' longest-running film festival opens on November 4, 2004, with the US Premiere of BEYOND THE SEA, directed by and starring Kevin Spacey. The Centerpiece Gala will be THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, directed by Michael Radford. The Festival's Closing Night Gala on November 14, 2004, will be the US Premiere of THE SEA INSIDE, directed by Alejandro Amenábar. The other Gala Presentations are HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, directed by...

Bend Film 2004 Bows

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Bend Oregon – the debut of central Oregon’s new film festival successfully wrapped up here Sunday evening.Locals and filmmakers we’re treated to an encore presentation of the award winning films. Those honored included Director Catherine Tambini and her documentary “Farmingville”. Catherine was presented with a 10,000.00 check by Juror Gus Van Sant (Elephant, Good Will Hunting) on Saturday evening at the awards ceremony. Catherine’s film explores the issues revolving around the attem...

whats up at Silver Lake fest

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Opening Night: National Premiere of United Artists' "The Yes Men" and Gala PartyThursday, Sept. 23, 7:30 pm; tickets $48"The Yes Men" follows the real-life group of prankster-activists () as they gain worldwide notoriety for impersonating officials of the World Trade Organization. The film is directed by Chris Smith, Dan Ollman and Sarah Price, the filmmaking team behind acclaimed Sundance Grand Prize Jury winner "American Movie" A special appearance by The Yes Men themselves promises to make th...

The Hamptons International Film Festival panorama

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THE 12TH ANNUAL HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOCTOBER 20-24, 2004 The 2004 HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, the 12th annual celebration of presenting films and filmmakers, programs and personalities and an outstanding opportunity for audiences to catch something out of the ordinary, will return to the East End on October 20th through 24th, 2004, in East Hampton, New York with additional venues in Sag Harbor, Southampton and our new location in Montauk.The Hamptons International Film F...

Toronto Biz Buzz final

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As the Toronto International Film Festival came to a close yesterday with the announcements of its awards, there continued to be business announcements of new distribution deals that will bring many Toronto highlights into North American cinemas later this year.PALM PICTURES PICKS UP MEXICAN FILMIndie distributor Palm Pictures announced the pick up of North American rights to Cronicas,a Mexico-Ecuador co-production which debuted earlier this year in the Cannes Film Festival'sUn Certain Regard se...

A flood of European films in Toronto

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It may not be a record, but 120 European films in the Toronto Film Festival certainly represents the largest contingent of any one film community at this very international event. The films are included in every section of the Festival, from the highly commercial Gala Screenings to the obscure Midnight Madness offerings.The Festival is presenting the latest works from such acknowledged film masters as Jean Luc Godard (with Notre Musique, a poetic meditation on modern life and anxiety), Pedro Alm...

Caleb Deschanel honoured at Hollywood Fest

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HOLLYWOOD FEST HONORS CALEB DESCHANEL AND CELEBRATES THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OFCINEMATOGRAPHERS' 85th ANNIVERSARY.Oscar(R)-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel (ASC) will be this year's recipient of the "Hollywood CINEMATOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR Award." In addition, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) will mark its 85th anniversary at the Hollywood Film Festival, which takes place October 12 to 18 at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood."Mr. Deschanel is undoubtedly one of Hollywood's fine...

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...

Don't Knock the Rock Fest

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2nd ANNUAL DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL 2004 Hollywood, CAOPENING NIGHT FILM: GRAM PARSONS- FALLEN ANGEL CLOSING NIGHT FILM: EDGEPLAY- A FILM ABOUT THE RUNAWAYS PJ HARVEY'S FIRST LOS ANGELES PERFORMANCE PROMOTING HER LATEST CD "UH HUH HER" TO CLOSE FEST Festival Founder Allison Anders, Festival Director Gianna Chachere, Festival Producer Maya Smukler and Music Director Tiffany Anders announce the Second Annual DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK FILM AND MUSIC FESTIVAL. The three-day roc...

8th InFACT™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase in Wyoming

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, in partnership with Jackson Hole Cinemas and the International Documentary Association (IDA), is bringing the Eighth Annual InFACT™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase to Jackson, Wyoming this fall. Jackson Hole Cinemas owner, Frank Londy said, "I can think of no time when the importance of documentary films has been more apparent. Seeing a powerful, personal film about a subject near to the heart of the documentarian filmmaker on the movie screen has trem...

First High-Definition Film Festival in Florida opens next week

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HDFEST will be presenting the first High-Definition film festival totake place in Florida August 6th and 7th in Fort Lauderdale. Theupcoming South Florida event is part of HDFEST's 2004 World Tour that istaking place this year in six cities: Sydney, Los Angeles, London, NewYork, Fort Lauderdale and Hämeenlinna, Finland. Events will be takingplace Friday August 6th at the Sunrise Gateway Theatre, and SaturdayAugust 7th at Art Serve in Fort Lauderdale. HDFEST's "high-definitiononly" screenings...

Another G&L Fest award for Brother to Brother

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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVALENDS ITS TENTH YEAR WITH AWARDS AND CELEBRATIONSThe Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival ended its tenth year by announcing the winners of its Jury Competition and Audience Awards at its Closing Night Ceremonies: Jury Competition:Best Feature Film – BROTHER TO BROTHER, directed by Rodney Evans; this film has now won major awards at the top leading gay and lesbian film festivals in the country: New Festival (New York)...

Westcliffe digital film fest shows line up for next August

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Westcliffe Digital Film Festival Announces Official Film Selections for First Annual Indie Fest The premiere festival for showcasing truly independent, self-financed films originating on Digital Video releases the lineup of films that will be shown during the festival, August 27-29, 2004 in Westcliffe, Colorado. The festival jury announced today the official selection of films that will comprise the 1st Annual Westcliffe Digital Film Festival. They include: Nicolas Jenkins - Crutchmaster (9:00) ...

Outfest Screens Top Shorts at Hot Summer G & L Festival

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The summer in the City of Los Angeles has the crowds heated up at Outfest 2004. With a large number of Award Winning shorts on the program the audience has been receptive and coming-out so to say at one of the largest Lesbian and Gay festivals in the country. Now in its 22nd year, Outfest has grown to major proportions as also one of the big film festivals in Southern California along with AFI and LA Film Festival.The Shorts Program has had many of the top films around the world screening i...

OutFest announces its 16 awards

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OUTFEST ANNOUNCES FILM COMPETITION WINNERS July 13 to 19Outfest, one of the world's largest gay and lesbian film festivals and the largest film festival in Southern California, has announced its coveted 10th Annual Film Competition Awards, in which 16 competitive film awards were announced in three categories: Grand Jury Awards, Audience Awards & Special Programming Awards. Outfest 2004, the festival's 22nd edition, featured 220 films and videos from 22 countries, exhibited in nine venues ov...

HypeFest opens this week

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HypeFest: A unique film festival that links independent ideas with commercial creativity.Drama, intrigue, comedy and cocktails. All this and more abounds at HypeFest,a high-energy film & video festival slated to showcase creativity in film, commercials and music videos from a diversity of filmmakers and storytellers.Providing a bridge between content creators and the independent and commercial communities, HypeFest offers a platform for filmmakers to promote their work to the commercial industry...

Roommate from Hell wins in San Francisco, Houston...

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"ROOMMATE FROM HELL" WINS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS IN SAN FRANCISCO, HOUSTON(Horror Comedy will next Screen July 24 at Comic-Con in San Diego)July 14, 2004 – Santa Monica, Calif. - "Roommate From Hell," a horror/comedy short film directed by Allan Piper, was recently named the winner of the Audience Choice award for Best Short Film at the San Francisco Independent Horror Film Festival, and was called a "Must See" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. The soundtrack, composed by Claire Harding, won t...

LA latino Festival opening the 8th edition

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BRILLIANT OPENING CEREMONY AT THE LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) – 8TH EDITIONLALIFF´s Eight Edition opened last night right in the heart of Hollywood. The Egyptian theater opened its doors for 10 intense days of movie screeenings during which local audiences will view films from all Latin America, Spain, Portugal, USA and Canada.Actor Edward James Olmos, chairman and Marlene Dermer, director, gave a warm welcome to a sold out theater filled with personalities from t...

Outfest G&L Fest in La

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Outfest to Screen Highlighted Winners During Largest Gay & Lesbian Film FestivalOutfest 2004 Los Angeles is one of the largest lesbian and gay film festivals. With a year round screening program and many support projects throughout the year. This seasons Outfest will run from July 8th to July 19th with in the city of Los Angeles. Premieres, parties, sing-a-long screening and a host of filmmakers will be a part of one of the best G & L Festivals in the industry.To be able to screen top award-w...

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