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Laifa Fest winners

The 6th Annual Los Angeles Italian Film Awards is proud to announce our 2004 Winners. All awards were announced at the LAIFA Gala Sunday April 25, 2004 at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood.For Best Documentary"A Rhythm For Your Soul- Tarantism And Natural Theraphy" Directed by Giuliano CapaniFor Best Short Subject"Maree", Tides Directed by James PelleritoFor Best Film by an Italian-American Director "Deprivation" Directed By Jesse ScolaroFor Best Film by an Italian Director "Ilaria Alpi - The c...

Beverly Hills Fest announces its program

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...

Mantegna honored at LAIFFA

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT A JOE MANTEGNA TONIGHT AT THE ARCLIGHT - VENITIAN CARNIVAL ,THE BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS & THE DESERT ROSES. Joe Mantegna will be honored at "The Sixth Annual Los Angeles Italian Film Awards" (LAIFAFEST 2004), Tonight Sunday April 25 at 7:30, at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. Mr. Mantegna  will be presented with the LAIFA 2004 Life Time Achievement Award followed by the "VENETIAN CARNIVAL PARTY". THE BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS WILL BE PERFORMING DURING THE AWARD CEREMONY AND ...

Marco Island fest line up

2004 World Cinema Naples Film Line-upSee you at the Movies!FEATURE NARRATIVESThe Barbecue People (Hamangalistim)Feature Drama, 102 minutes, 2003, Israel, Dir.- David Ofek & Yossi Madmony, Prod.-David Ofek, Joseph Madmony, Screenplay- David Ofek, Yossi Madmony,Starring- Victor Ida, Raymond Abecassis, Makram Khuri, Israel Bright, Dana Ivgi, Gili Sa'ar, Igal Adika, World Premier Mar del Plata Intl Film Festival - winner of the silver Ombu for Best Screenplay. Israel in the late 80's; a wild BBQ fe...

Hollywood Black Film Fest to unveil 77 films

HOLLYWOOD BLACK FILM FESTIVAL 2004 TO UNVEIL 77 FILMSHBFF Sixth Anniversary Presentation Set to Showcase the Works of 77 Filmmakers from Around the World, Including 43 Short Films, 11 Documentaries, 10 Features, 10 Student Productions, 1 World Cinema Feature, and 2 World Cinema ShortsCompetition Categories include 31 World Premieres, 14 West Coast Premieres and 5 Los Angeles PremieresHollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) 6th Anniversary celebrates the artistic expression of 77 filmmakers during t...

Peace in Borderlands:14 films promoting peace

BORDERLANDS – TERRE DI CONFINEInternational Film Competition Bolzano 28-29 May 2004The purpose of the Festival is to promote peace and mutual understanding amongst different peoples through works of film that address history, situation, life and problems of peoples or individuals who live in “borderlands”. In this context the concept “borderlands” identifies places in which different languages, civilisations or ethnic groups either meet or clash, in any possible way.Fourteen films part...

Indian Film Festival in LA opened with Choker Bali

IFFLA's big Opening Night at ArcLight Hollywood was a stunning success. Tickets to the Los Angeles premiere of Rituparno Ghosh's CHOKHER BALI (A Passion Play) were sold out for this gala event. The Opening Night party afterwards at SIR in Hollywood featured an array of festival guests, including IFFLA Tribute honoree KIRRON KHER (KHAMOSH PANI, BARIWALI), along with festival filmmakers MANISH JHA (MATRUBHOOMI), CHRISTOPHER MIGLINO (A DAY IN THE LIGHT), ANUJ MAJUMDAR (EQUATION) and KESHNI KASHYAP ...

DC Independent Film Festival ambiance

DC Independent Film Festival March 5-11, 2004In its fifth edition the 2004 DC independent film festival (DCIFF) continues to establish itself as a platform for independent film makers, carving an identity that sets it apart from the larger and more prestigious 15 year running Washington DC International Festival. Carol Bidault, the fest director has the challenge of creating a niche for the DCIFF in the immense US film festival market that counts up to 900 fests with new one added each wee...

Yair Landau to chair Israel Film Festival anniversary

ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SHOWCASING THE BEST IN ISRAELI CINEMAYair Landau, Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will serve as the Chairman of the 20th Anniversary of the Israel Film Festival. The Honorary Co-Chairman is Arnon Milchan.Jason Alexander to Host Gala Kick-Off With Award Presentations to Gale Anne Hurd, Norman Jewison, Arthur Hiller and Israeli Filmmaker Eitan EvanOpening Night Film “Nina’s Tragedies” Will Premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture A...

Arizona Art Museum Short Film Fest

EIGHTH ANNUAL ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUMSHORT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVALSATURDAY APRIL 24, 2004 - 8 p.m. TEMPE, ARIZONACome with your lawn chairs and blankets, sit out under the stars and enjoy this free event...Organized and Juried for the Arizona State University Art Museum by:Bob Pece, Southern California FilmmakerJohn D. Spiak, Arizona State University Art Museum Arizona State University Art Museum presents a number of short films and videos by artists from around the world. The jury ...

Miami G&L unveils line-up

2004 MIAMI GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS PROGRAM LINE-UP80 International films to compete during 6th annual event Opening Night Gala Screening - "Straight Jacket" by Richard Day Centerpiece Gala Screening - "Cachorro (Bear Cub)" by Miguel Albaladejo Closing Night Gala Screening - "D.E.B.S" by Angela Robinson Wolfe Career Achievement Award to producer Andrea Sperling 15th Anniversary Tribute to Strand Releasing The prestigious 6th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, presented by HBO...

Florida Film Fest: lucky thirteen

The Florida Film Festival, which celebrated its 13th anniversary at a Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, 13 March, has secured its position as one of the best run and most popular regional festivals in the US. With an eclectic mix of films, devoted audiences and a large turnout of filmmakers, the Festival is giving Sundance a run for its money as a showcase of American Independent Cinema.The Festival, which presented almost 150 films in the film boom town of Orlando, Florida and its envir...

Pixie Nominations Honor Online Films and Animations

3rd Annual Pixie Nominations Honor Online Films and Animations On the heels of an earlier than usual Oscars, the Directors Board of Broadband Motion Pixure Arts and Technologies today released nominees for its 3rd Annual Pixie Awards, which honor achievement in online and broadband motion picture production. Formally known as the Directors Board Awards for Achievement in Broadband Motion Pixure Production, the Pixie Awards are widely considered the top award -- if not the only award -- in a bur...

LAIFA brings Salento to Hollywood

LAIFAFEST 2004 BRINGING SALENTO TO HOLLYWOODA documentary by Giuliano Capani  "A RHYTHM FOR YOUR SOUL - TARANTISM AND NATURAL THERAPY" and "ITALIAN SUD EST" by Fluid Video Crew, will be presented at "The Sixth Annual Los Angeles Italian Film Awards" (LAIFAFEST 2004) which will be held on April 20-24, 2004, at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. For schedule and showtime please check the LAIFA website by March 25."A RHYTHM FOR YOUR SOUL - TARANTISM AND NATURAL THERAPY" Ta...

HD FEST travelling plans

HDFEST 2004 World Tour which will take place in Australia, Los Angeles, Finland, Miami, London and New York, beginning May 21st in Sydney and concluding December 19th in New York. HDFEST is known as "the world's only high-definition film festival" as the event screens content created exclusively with high-definition technology. HDFEST material includes features, shorts, television programs, music videos, animations, documentaries and commercials; festival events also include a competition as we...

Golden Trailer Fest dates set for May

The annual tribute to movie previews is held on May 25, 2004 at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles. Much like the two-minute trailers it celebrates, the Golden Trailer Awards itself is a high octane rocket ride of laughs, high drama, loud music and energy. "It's the movie awards show guaranteed against attention deficit disorder," says Monica Brady, who along with sister Evelyn Brady created the show and guided it through its first five years. Each year a high-powered panel of celebrity judges p...

LAIFA shorts films selection

The Los Angeles Italian Film Awards here announce the Short-Films that have been selected for competition at LAIFAFEST 2004, in April 20 - 24 at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood. This years selection was very tough. We received well over 85 short-film entries, and all had an exceptional high quality."I would like to thank all the filmakers who sent in their short films, say festival director Luigi Campanile and I feel very sorry we're not able show all the high quality entries we received. But...

Northwest Film Forum is moving

NORTHWEST FILM FORUM TO MOVE TO NEW LOCATIONNew space allows for much needed film facilitiesThe Northwest Film Forum is planning for the future. Already a force in Washington's filmmaking community, the NWFF is positioning itself to become the epicenter of Seattle's filmmaking community. In late Spring 2004, the nonprofit organization will transfer its headquarters to a new location, nearly tripling its size. This move is necessary to continue offering exceptional services to the filmmaking comm...

Entertainment & Variety Exchange program

Entertainment & Variety Exchange, which will take place in Los Angeles from 25 – 30 April 2004. ContentThis year’s Exchange will give television producers and executives an insight into the development and production of entertainment shows and the keys to successfully adapting new formats to the US market. The week of structured meetings will also give delegates access to the key creative and business professionals working in this vibrant sector in Hollywood. ParticipantsFrom Europe, we will...

WorldFest Houston closes new prime sponsor

AMC THEATERS SPONSORS THE 37TH WORLDFEST-HOUSTON!AMC THEATERS IS THE NEW PRIME THEATER SPONSOR OF THE 37th ANNUAL WORLDFEST-HOUSTON, APRIL 16-25, 2004. The 37th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival welcomes its newest major sponsor, the AMC Theater Corporation for the upcoming April 16-25, 2004 event. All screenings will be held at the newly remodeled AMC Meyer Park 16 Theaters. WorldFest will screen just 50-60 feature film premieres, and 104 new short films from 33 countries wit...

James’ Journey to Jerusalem

James’ Journey to Jerusalem 1st Feature Length Film written and directed by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz. Screenwriter and Director, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz, reveals how his indie film, James’ Journey to Jerusalem, came to life. James, a Nigerian banker, lives in Israel on an expired tourist visa and cleans houses. Back home he and his people imagine the holy land as it is depicted in the Bible. This strong belief in an abstract, fantastic existence clashes with that of Israel’s realit...

AFM & AFI synergies announced for next fall market

AFM ANNOUNCES INITIAL PLANS FOR NEW STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH AFI FESTAFM today revealed initial plans for the new relationship between the American Film Market (AFM) and the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (AFI FEST). The announcement was made jointly by Michael Ryan, Chairman, AFMA, Jean Prewitt, AFMA President and CEO, and Jonathan Wolf, AFMA Executive Vice President and Managing Director of AFM.The current AFM concludes on Wednesday and has set a new record with the highest num...

AFM ties with AFI announced for next fall market

AFM ANNOUNCES INITIAL PLANS FOR NEW STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH AFI FESTAFM today revealed initial plans for the new relationship between the American Film Market (AFM) and the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (AFI FEST). The announcement was made jointly by Michael Ryan, Chairman, AFMA, Jean Prewitt, AFMA President and CEO, and Jonathan Wolf, AFMA Executive Vice President and Managing Director of AFM.The current AFM concludes on Wednesday and has set a new record with the highest num...

AFM Producer Screenings for 2 days: march 2 & 3

Program Offers Independent Producers Seeking Worldwide Sales Representation Access To DistributorsThe American Film Market (AFM) will begin its second annual AFM Producer Screenings for two days on Tuesday, March 2 and Wednesday, March 3, it was announced today by Jonathan Wolf, managing director of the AFM and executive vice president of AFMA. The AFM Producer Screenings is a program for new films that are seeking a worldwide distributor or sales agent. All of the films are new productions - t...

Joe Mantegna will be honored by LAIFAFEST

Respect: Joe Mantegna will be honored at "The Sixth Annual Los Angeles Italian Film Awards" (LAIFAFEST 2004), which will be held on April 20-24, 2004, at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. Mr. Mantegna  will be presented with the  LAIFA 2004 Life Time Achievement, festival Director Luigi Campanile announced today.Chicago native Joe Mantegna has a strong background in both theater and film. After making his Broadway debut in Stephen Schwartz's musical of Studs Terkel's Working, Joe was awarded ...


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