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THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVALRETURNS TO LAS VEGAS, JULY 20th - 27thThe New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) along with its companion, The New York International Independent Music Festival (NYIIMF) proudly returns for their annual Las Vegas edition, for eight days of screenings, performances, seminars and parties. The festival kicks off on July 20th with an opening night networking party at club Seven. These festivals will run concu...

Better Housekeeping - Slamdance best opening now

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SLAMDANCE ON THE ROAD PRESENTS FRANK NOVAK’S BETTER HOUSEKEEPING AT THE LOS ANGELES ARCHLIGHT OPENING FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2004Audiences will finally have a chance to see Frank Novak’s award winning and critically acclaimed feature BETTER HOUSEKEEPING which opens at the ArcLight in Los Angeles, Friday, July 16, 2004. Novak’s comedic, humanizing portrait of working class domestic life gone awry is being distributed by newly formed Slamdance On The Road. Originally, The Shooting Gallery agreed t...

Rita Moreno homage from LALIFF

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GABI RECIPIENT RETROSPECTIVE: RITA MORENO (Retrospectiva Premio Gabi: Rita Moreno)Each year the Festival honors an artist’s career and contribution to cinema with the “Gabi”, Gabriel Figueroa Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the heart and soul of the Festival and has been bestowed in the past to Raúl Julia, Carlos Saura, María Félix, Anthony Quinn, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Federico Luppi and of course, Gabriel Figueroa. This year, in its eight edition, LOS ANGELES LATINO INTE...

LA Latino Fest ready to screen 100 films

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The Eighth edition of the LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) will take place July 16th to the 25th at the EGYPTIAN THEATRE in Los Angeles and will showcase over 100 films, 4 of them world premieres and 11 of them US premieres, from various countries as diverse as Portugal, Uruguay, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, USA, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Canada and Venezuela.Within the Official Section, in the Feature Competition we will find titles such as P...

LA Latino Fest ready to screen100 films

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The Eighth edition of the LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LALIFF) will take place July 16th to the 25th at the EGYPTIAN THEATRE in Los Angeles and will showcase over 100 films, 4 of them world premieres and 11 of them US premieres, from various countries as diverse as Portugal, Uruguay, Spain, Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, USA, Chile, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Canada and Venezuela.Within the Official Section, in the Feature Competition we will find titles such as ...

Monster Road to LA IFP Fest

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LA Film Festival Draws Animators and Fans to MONSTER ROAD Animators, and other recluses, braved a daylight screening of the documentary MONSTER ROAD at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Tuesday 24th to enjoy a rare public appearance of cult animator Bruce Bickford. The new film is an affectionate and revealing biography that updates the public on the continuing work of an artist who transforms his fevered dreams into film art.Director Brett Ingram is a fellow animator whose lens volleys between ...

LA Fest winners

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Ferenc Toth's Unknown Soldier, Joshua Marston's Maria Full of Grace, and Jonathan Caouette's Tarnation were among the winners Saturday night at the closing of the 10th annual Los Angeles Film Festival. Tarnation was created by director Cauoette on his Macintosh computer i - Movie program for a reported $293.00. Filmmakers Gus Van Sant and John Cameron Mitchell executive produced this charming biography. Tarnation, which centers on the troubled life of the director--who grew up gay with a schizo...

Sundance composers lab selection

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SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES SIX PARTICIPANTS FOR 2004 COMPOSERS LABSundance Institute announced the six participants selected for the 7th Annual Sundance Institute Composers Lab, which begins July 20 and runs until August 4 in Sundance, Utah. This year, Composers Lab Fellows are Peter Fitzpatrick, Aiko Fukushima, Joseph Julian Gonzalez, Gary Louris, Raz Mesinai, and Michael Torke. During the two-week lab, Fellows participate in workshops and creative exercises under the guidance of leading fi...

H Berry and S.L. Jackson co chair IFP/LA Fest

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HALLE BERRY, SAMUEL L. JACKSON Serve as Co-Chairs for 2004 IFP/LA Film Festival, Neil Young is Artist In ResidenceHalle Berry and Samuel L. Jackson are serveing as Honorary Co-Chairs for the 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival. Also, musician and filmmaker Neil Young is assisting as Artist in Residence for this year’s festival.“Both Halle Berry and Samuel L. Jackson have been able to use their stature in the industry to support independent film, the Spirit Awards, and now the Los Angeles Film Fe...

Outfest program

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The Los Angeles 22nd Outfest 2004 Set For July 8th to the 19th Outfest will begin its 22nd edition of serving as one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals with Sony’s “D.E.B.S.” and will close with the debut of the much anticipated Warner Independent Pictures release “A Home at the End of the World,” starring Colin Farrell, Robin Wright Penn, Dallas Roberts and Sissy Spacek, directed by Michael Mayer and written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham (The Hours)...

IFCT world tour award winners

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The International Festival of Cinema and Technology 2004 Tour Award WinnersToday the long-awaited announcement took place of the International Festival of Cinema and Technology 2004 Award Winners. The tour was launched this past February in Orlando and festival screenings took place in London, Toronto, New York, Sydney and Brisbane. Festival locations this year included Universal Studios in Orlando, The Fox Studios Screening Room in Sydney, The Canadian Broadcast Centre in Toronto, the Horse H...

LA fest opens with Garden State

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LA Film Festival Blooms with Fox Searchlights GARDEN STATE as Opening Night FilmThe 10th annual Los Angeles Film Festival opens on June 17th through June 26th with the Sundance favorite GARDEN STATE Premier Sponsors In Style and Target Stores will sponsor the Opening Night Gala and Closing Night Gala, to the appreciative filmgoers.Dawn Hudson Executive Director has been fortunate to have Rachel Rosen and the staff working around the clock to assemble the 10th Years outstanding program. The numb...

Waterfront Film Festival ambiance

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The streets of Saugatuck, Michigan were deceptively empty during the first couple days of the 2004 Waterfront Film Festival, which began June 10. The steady rain kept the usual stream of weekend tourists away from all the specialty shops and gourmet restaurants in this West Michigan town of just over a thousand permanent residents, but poor weather’s apparently not a major deterrent when films are screened indoors, as the opening night presentation – a restored print of Clara Bow’s celebra...

Uncovered the war on Iraq - political thunderbolt

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“A POLITICAL THUNDERBOLT”UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQScreeners available upon requestLOS ANGELES, CA – June 8, 2004 - Demand for the feature length documentaryUNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQ has grown exponentially since its highly successful world premiere at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Worldwide distributor Cinema Libre International is fielding offers throughout Europe and Asia and the film has been requested by film festivals such as; Munich, London, Deauville, Venice, Stockholm and Locar...

Short Shorts Fest recognised by the Academy

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The Short Shorts Film Festival, Japan's largest arena for short film, now joins the ranks of Cannes, Venice and Toronto as an Academy-recognized film festival for short films. Beginning this June, the film receiving the Short Shorts Film Festival Committee Award will be eligible for nomination for an Academy Award."This is a great honor for Short Shorts," said Short Shorts co-founder Douglas Williams. "And a great opportunity for the filmmakers participatingin our festival. With over 1500 hund...

Donnie Darko director's cut premieres at Seattle Fest

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NEWMARKET FILMS SET TO RELEASE "DIRECTOR'S CUT" OF RICHARD KELLY'S CULT FAVORITE DONNIE DARKO Film to Premiere at 2004 Seattle Film Festival on May 29th, 2004 LOS ANGELES - Newmarket Films, the distribution arm ofthe Newmarket Entertainment group of companies, will premiere the director's cut of Richard Kelly's critical and cult favorite Donnie Darko at the Seattle Film Festival on May 29th, it was announced today jointly by Newmarket Films' partners William Tyrer, Chris Ball and Bob Berney.Wri...

Amazonas Manaus Film Festival launch in Cannes

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AMAZONAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALOrganised by the Amazonas State Government with the co-operation of the Department of Culture and the Amazonas Film Commission, and by Le Public Système, with the cultural backing of Guaraná Antártica and the Varig group (Air Transport and Hotels), the Amazonas International Film Festival, that will take place from november 13th to 21st, is based on a twin concept:> Adventure (in the broadest sense), directly and irrevocably linked to every aspect of this l...

Uncovered: the war in Iraq premieres in Cannes

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UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQJOSEPH WILSON JOINS CINEMA LIBRE INTERNATIONAL AT CANNES FOR THEATRICAL DEBUTFormer acting U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, JOSEPH WILSON, will be attending the world premiere of 2004’s most talked-about documentary, UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQ. Wilson sparked an international firestorm when he revealed to the New York Times that the Bush Administration’s claims about Saddam Hussein seeking to acquire uranium from Niger were false. Wilson, by special request, will attend a...

A Monument for D. W. Griffith’s “In Old California”

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NEW HOLLYWOOD MONUMENT TO BE UNVEILED ON MAY 6, 2004 with Mayor James K. Hahn attending. Monument at Hollywood & Vine to Honor D. W. Griffith’s “In Old California” – First Film Shot in HollywoodThe Beverly Hills Film Festival and Thomas Bond II, Biography Company’s CEO, announced the erection of a black granite monument commemorating the first film shot in Hollywood, D. W. Griffith’s “In Old California.”At 2:30 p.m., Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn plans to inaugurate the monumen...

Corey Blake launches his Short Film Lab

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Elevation 9000 Films, in collaboration with 1421 Productions, will be hosting its second Short Filmmaker's Lab to educate amateurs and professionals in the film industry and teach them to produce short films with feature film standards. The Lab will guide participants through the development, fundraising, public relations strategy, preproduction, production, post-production, premiere, festival participation, marketing and distribution of short films. Elevation 9000 Films’ founding member and...

Happily, Even After world Premiere at Tribeca

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Tribeca Film Festival has kicked offHappily, Even After a film by UNSU LEESTARRING: Jason Behr Marina Black Fay Masterson Michael Goorjian Set against a subtle San Francisco backdrop, Happily is an urban fairy tale about an outwardly successful woman and her self-absorbed brother. Since their parents' death eight years ago, Elizabeth and Jake have become trapped in their respective roles - she's the responsible older sister, he's the directionless younger brother. Enter Katie, a waitress wit...

Honorary Foreign Film Student Oscar nomination

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FRAGILE by Sikander Goldau nominated for Honorary Foreign Film Student OscarAcademy AwardAMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) has selected five films from 39 entries coming from 23 countries. The winner of the Honorary Foreign Film Student Oscar Academy Award automatically qualifies for participation in the OSCAR competition for the best short film. The short fiction film FRAGILE by Sikander Goldau – student at the Academy of Television & Film Munich (HFF/M) - was produced by Sc...

Low Budget Summit Line-Up Announced

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Friday, June 25 at the 2004 Los Angeles Film FestivalA day of panels and workshops with leading independent film directors, producers, and other professionals. • The Low Budget Low Down: Panelists identify the types of scripts that are best suited for low budget film, and provide information on inventive budgeting, financing strategies, and outlets of distribution of low budget films• Special Grant Writing Workshop with ITVS: Richard Saiz, Programming Manager of the Independent Televisio...

Tank Up drives to Newport Beach

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TANKUP DRIVES TO NEWPORTThe mockumentary “TankUp.US” was featured as The Newport Beach Film Festival opened its fifth annual event.The Festival’s selection committee reviewed more than 1,500 films. This year's schedule included more than 120 features and documentaries. In addition, more than 200 short films were showcased, making it one of the largest short film programs within a feature film festival in the entire nation. “TankUp.US” was programmed in the 'Global Eco Shorts' screeni...

Beverly Hills Fest full line up

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The Beverly Hills Film Festival, to be held May 6-9, announced programming for its fourth annual event. Twenty-nine films, comprising features, documentaries, and shorts, will be presented at the Clarity Theatre in Beverly Hills, with a full complement of after-parties and receptions. The week will be capped when the Golden Palm Award is bestowed upon the top film at the annual Awards Ceremony gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Sunset Room on May 9.“This year’s program is our most diverse...

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