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NEWSLETTER N° 501: march 18rd, 2011

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Santa Cruz Film Festival to Kick Off Extravaganza April 9, 2011

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  The Santa Cruz Film Festival is celebrating the launch of its 10th Anniversary Season with a red carpet gala tribute to old Hollywood at the fabulous Top of the Ritt in Downtown Santa Cruz. Come as your favorite star from the golden age of cinema!   Join the Festival team, supporters, filmmakers and other film lovers at the 2011 SCFF Kick Off Extravaganza and see for yourself what this year's Festival will bring. This is one event in Sa...

Presentation of the Santa Cruz Film Festival

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Honoring today's most creative independent moving image artists, SCFF presents Audience Awards for Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Short Narrative, Short Documentary, Animated Work, Experimental Work, Student-Produced Work, Youth-Produced Work, and Locally-Produced Work. Jury Prizes are awarded in the Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Emerging Filmmaker and EarthVision Environmental Film categories. Director of Programming Julian Soler commented, "Over the past nine years, the San...

Santa Cruz Film Festival Announces its Call for Entries

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The Santa Cruz Film Festival (SCFF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of moving image arts in California’s Greater Monterey Bay Area, announces the call for entries for its tenth season, May 5-14, 2011.  One of the largest and most prominent cultural events in the Central Coast, SCFF is committed to showcasing new moving image art from around the globe, and blending it with one-of-a-kind interactive experiences featuring local artists, dancers and oth...

Second Jaipur International Film Festival awarded 12 films

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Second Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF-2010) held at India’s Pink City Jaipur of Rajasthan screened 87 films, representing 21 countries (five continents) at OTS’ Bhagwat Singh Mehta Auditorium from January 29-31 amid jam packed and spell bound viewers. 12 films were awarded in different categories. "Le Grand Sault", a Canadian entry, winning the award for the Best short film. The 15 minute film has been made by Herve Demers of Canada. Amfuem made by Rainer Strecker of Germany won th...

Santa Cruz Film Festival Update

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The 9th Santa Cruz Film Festival will run May 6-15, 2010. Festival TransitionsFollowing the conclusion of SCFF 2009, the Festival underwent a considerable transition. SCFF Founder and Executive Director Jane Sullivan decided to take a leave of absence. We wish Jane the best of luck in her travels and look forward to her return refreshed and reinvigorated."I will be taking some time off to pursue various projects," Jane said, "and trust that you all will continue to support the Santa Cruz Film...

Finalists for the Djerassi Residency Award San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship

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San Francisco Film Society announced today the ten finalists for the Djerassi Residency Award/San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship. The fellowship is part of the Film Society's expanded suite of filmmaker services programs and activities designed to foster creativity and further the careers of independent filmmakers. The Djerassi residency, located 40 miles south of San Francisco in the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, offers living and studio accommodations and...

Jackson Hole Film Competition All Category Finalists Announced

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce the final selection of film finalists for its 2009 competition. This year's Festival competition included over 400 films from more than 25 countries in 750 category entries-a record number of submissions. More than 60 judges from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa participated in the preliminary selections, with craft categories judged by peer juries and children's groups participating in judging the Best Children's Program. Co...

Jackson Hole Film Competition Finalists Announced

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival is pleased to announce the selection of film finalists for its 2009 competition. Judges from around the world representing the Festival's Board of Directors viewed 425 films entered into some 750 categories from more than 25 countries, for a record number of submissions.            Considered the highest honor of the "nature and environment" genre, the 2009 award winners will be selected during the media industry confere...

Women Of Color Film And Arts Festival

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The Women of Color Film and Arts Festival is dedicated to exploring experimental artistic representations and examining the lives, histories, and experiences of US women of color and Third World Women.

Santa Cruz Film Festival

Santa Cruz Film Festival celebrates the diverse art of talented filmmakers.  SCFF presents artists who create films and videos in all genres from around the world in one of the most thought-provoking, entertaining, fun-filled, educational regional film festivals in the country.  The Festival has been proud to not only showcase new creative talents, but to also provide an experience where filmmakers, musicians, performers, artists and the community can come together to share their art and ideas and to have an enlightening and fun time.

Festival Internacional De Cine Independiente Latino

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The International Latino-Independent Film Festival invite to participate all film directors from mexico, latin america, usa and cuba to submit your film. For more information visit our webpage at www.delunaproductions.com

Real Drama

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Much like “military intelligence” and the “Great Depression,” some people think the idea of “engaging student films” is oxymoronic. We disagree -- and we’d like to show you why.

The Santa Cruz Film Festival & EarthVision International Environmental Film Festival Announce Alliance for 2009 and Beyond

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The Santa Cruz Film Festival (SCFF), a celebration of independent-minded filmmakers, is excited to announce its new merger with The EarthVision Environmental International Film Festival. Since 2002, SCFF has brought over 800 films and tens of thousands of film lovers from all over the world to the beautiful beaches, breathtaking redwoods and theatre houses of Santa Cruz. The EarthVision recently celebrated 10 years of showcasing films about crucial ecological issues that have inspired viewers to...

REEL NEWS

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Greetings from the sun and surf of Santa Cruz!    As we gear up for next May, I wanted to take a look back at the 2008 Festival and share with you the activities of some of the films we presented then.  It was a fantastic Festival with a terrific program (if I may so myself).  Over those nine beautiful Spring days, we screened 149 films from all over the world to a record audience of nearly 8000 film lovers.  This is truly a testament to the dedication and enthusiasm of our commun...

The Santa Cruz Film Festival VIII : The SCgreening Party May 7-9, 2009

The Santa Cruz Film Festival (SCFF), a celebration of independent-minded filmmakers and artists who produce culturally relevant and ideologically challenging work, announces the call for entries for its eighth edition, May 7-16, 2009. Since 2002, SCFF has brought more than 800 films and tens of thousands of film lovers from all over the world to the beautiful beaches and breathtaking redwoods of Santa Cruz for nine

Focus on Encyclopedia Pictura at SFIAFF

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This weekend at the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival, my eyes were opened to a new world! It is that of Encyclopedia Pictura. EP is an animating collective of three young men from Santa Cruz who are currently enjoying a lot of attention since their animation and production for Bjork's 'Wanderlust.' View here.-Darren Rabinovitch, Sean Hellfritsch, and Isaiah Saxon of EP, and Sean Uyehara, programmer of SFIAFF Encyclopedia Pictura are definitely on top of their game. As designer...

Encyclopedia Pictura at SFIAFF

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This weekend at the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival, my eyes were opened to a new world! It is that of Encyclopedia Pictura. EP is an animating collective of three young men from Santa Cruz who are currently enjoying a lot of attention since their animation and production for Bjork's 'Wanderlust.' View here. -Darren Rabinovitch, Sean Hellfritsch, and Isaiah Saxon of EP, and Sean Uyehara, Programmer of SFIAFF Encyclopedia Pictura are definitely on top of their ...

The 11th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF): the mission

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The 11th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), originally conceived to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was created with the help of members of the Stanford Film Society and United Nations Association Midpeninsula Chapter, a grassroots, community-based, nonprofit organization, and has continued to grow ever since. The 11th UNAFF will be held from October 19-26, 2008 at Stanford University including screenings in Palo...

Jules Verne Festival's Extraordinaire at The Edison

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Alfred Hitchcock's 49th film was The Birds, an adaptation of a novella by Daphne du Maurier, which was inspired by an actual news story about a mysterious infestation of birds in Santa Cruz, California. Tippi Hedren was the blonde heroine, playing opposite Rod Taylor. The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival with Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren in attendance. It was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Special Effects and Tippi Hedren received the Golden Globe Award for New St...

Montréal’s image+nation LGBT film festival

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image+nation, Montréal’s international LGBT film festival, celebrates two decades of cultural [r_evolution] with a mind-blowing 20th edition from November 15 to 25, 2007 Montréal, Thursday, November 1st 2007 – image+nation, Canada’s oldest and largest LGBT film festival, will cap off two remarkable decades of vibrant queer cinema when its 20th edition unspools in Montréal from November 15 to 25. What a core group of relentlessly devoted LGBT community organizers, artists and academics ...

Montréal’s image+nation LGBT film festival

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image+nation, Montréal’s international LGBT film festival, celebrates two decades of cultural [r_evolution] with a mind-blowing 20th edition from November 15 to 25, 2007Montréal, Thursday, November 1st 2007 – image+nation, Canada’s oldest and largest LGBT film festival, will cap off two remarkable decades of vibrant queer cinema when its 20th edition unspools in Montréal from November 15 to 25. What a core group of relentlessly devoted LGBT community organizers, artists and academics es...

Festival del Sol presents in Canarias the most convincing gay and lesbian international movies

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Festival del Sol presents in Canarias the most convincing gay and lesbian international movies • After its first edition’s success, the Canary Islands International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, celebrates its second edition from 16th to 21st of January ´07 in Gran Canaria and from 30th of January to 4th of February ´07 in Tenerife. • A great amount of premiers shape the festival’s attractive program. The best international gay and lesbian cinema will shape Festival del Sol’s pro...

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