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16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards announcing recipients

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Judd Apatow 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is pleased to announce that writer/director/producer Judd Apatow will be given the “Hollywood Comedy Award”; actor John Hawkes will receive the "Hollywood Breakout Performance Award"; actress Quvenzhane Wallis will receive the "New Hollywood Award"; cinematographer Wally Pfister, A.S.C. will receive the “Hollywood Cinematographer Award”; ...

Film gems in Durban

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Great Line-up at the 32nd Durban International Film Festival   The 32nd Durban International Film Festival kicks off on 21 July with the World Premiere of the South African film Otelo Burning, directed by Sara Blecher.  Set during the last days of apartheid, the Durban-shot film tells the story of a group of South African township youngsters who discover surfing as an empowering escape from the political violence of the times. There is drama, romance, rivalry, and tragedy in this c...

IFF APRIL 13, 2011

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• MEETINGS CONTINUE ON THE BRIDGE Workshops start in the third day of Meetings on the Bridge, the sixth of which takes place this year and which aims to create a platform for the cinema industry to meet. The Feature Film Development Workshop will start at 9.30 in French Cultural Center. • SEARCH HAS ITS WORLD PREMIERE Search, which is shown under “New Turkish Cinema” section, will be screened at 11.00 in Beyoğlu. Deniz Çınar will attend the screening. • WORKSHOP FROM MICH...

IFF APRIL 12, 2011

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• MEETINGS ON THE BRIDGE CONTINUE Meetings on the Bridge, the sixth of which takes place this year and which aims to create a platform for the cinema industry to meet, continue. Representatives from CNC and Unifrance, producers that target or are in the process of a co-production, and distributors will attend “Meetings on the Bridge Turkey-France Panel: Co-productions and New Media.” The panel is due to start at 10.00 in the French Cultural Center. This panel will be followed by another pa...

Making Way

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During the fourth festival OFF PLUS CAMERA twelve films from all over the world will compete for the Kraków Film Award. The head of the “Making Way” Jury will be Jerzy Skolimowski.   The Main Competition films are presented below! "Erratum" is a social drama by Marek Lechki telling the story of a man who doesn't even notice how much lost he is in his life. The film was appreciated at numerous festivals in Pusan, Chicago and Thessaloniki. ...

Canadian Front Heading To New York City

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  When cold weather descends on New York City, our local meterologists generally lay the blame at the door of our massive neighbor to the north. They refer to a cold air mass as a "Canadian front" and when it is in the forecast, be prepared for your bones to chill. Well, another Canadian front is on the horizon, but this one is much more benign, in fact it is downright welcome. Canadian Front 2011 is the yearly showcase of new Canadian cinema that starts tomorrow at New ...

Wahlberg to Receive Variety's Indie Impact Award at Palm Springs Festival

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After 14 years, Variety's "10 Directors to Watch" will have a new home at the 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival. The event will take place on Sunday, January 9 on the Palm Court at the Parker Palm Springs, where Variety will present actor Mark Wahlberg with the Indie Impact Award, which celebrates a performer and filmmaker able to cross over to mainstream studio successes without losing that dynamic drive and vision which first brought the artist to the global film spotli...

Provincetown International Film Festival Brings Warm Tides

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The year America's oldest art colony turned 100, it reckoned it couldn't start another century without a cinema fete. Thus was born the Provincetown International Film Festival. That was 1999, and now PIFF heads into its 12th edition June 16 to 20, 2010. The Festival will once again salute "new achievements in independent film…and the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, producers and actors," as per its website. Not a peep about writers, which is the bailiwick of the N...

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Emily SchooleyIMDB Credited Actress  Union Status: Non-unionHeight: 5’7″ Weight: 135 lbsHair: Red (dyed) Eyes: Green Selected Film & Television: Black Eve – PIMP (lead) – Fusion Films/Dir: Ryan M. Andrews The Making of a King – The Lady of the Lake (principal) – Ratling Productions/Dir: Danute Dorion Small Town Murder Scenes – Female Reporter – 3 Legged Dog Films/Dir: Ed Gass-Donn

Sundance awards winners since 1982

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1982     * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Circle of Power 1985     * Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic - Blood Simple     * Grand Jury Prize: Documentary - Seventeen     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Almost You     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - The Killing Floor     * Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Stranger Than Paradise     * Special Jury Prize: Documentary - America and Lewis Hine     * Special Jury Prize: Documentary - In Heaven There Is No Beer?   ...

L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival Programming/Schedule

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March 5 to 8  L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival is a 3 day long festival oeffering comedy, comedies, shorts...and party. Check the attached program and watch the dailies on fest21.com   THURSDAY, MARCH 5 5 - 7 p.m.                   Welcome Reception                                    Downtown Independent Theater   7 - 8 p.m.                   Celebrity Shorts ...

New York: Turkish Film Week

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The establishment of new film festivals has become common in our expanding visual media universe and they are becoming more differentiated appealing to thematic or ethnic niche audiences. In New York the Turkish Film Week supported by the local Turkish Cultural Center premiered in August at the centrally located Scandinavia House as a pilot project with a limited number of films providing an overview of current Turkish cinema. Though a Turkish Film Festival has been held annually in New York ove...

Cinema from China at the London ICA

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In association with Film London, China State Film Bureau and the Mayor of London, the Institute of Contemporary Arts presents a season of films celebrating the diversity and breadth of cinema from China, in particular throwing the spotlight on Beijing. Over three weeks from 20 March to 10 April we will offer a dozen films covering a broad surveying of contemporary Chinese film; selected features will be preceded by a medley of international shorts Vision Beijing inspired by Beijing and life befo...

Hommage To A Chinese Film Master

 Thursday, March 15----The Film Society of Lincoln Center is presenting a mini-hommage to Chinese film master Tian Zhuangzhuang, which includes the premiere U.S. engagement of his newest film THE GO MASTER, The director has had a long relationship with the New York Film Festival, the flagship event of the Film Society, who will also screen two of the director's past classics (and past New York Film Festival premieres) THE BLUE KITE and SPRINGTIME IN A SMALL TOWN. “Over the past twenty...

The Northwest Film Center tribute to Janet Gaynor

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In the decade from 1927-1937 Janet Gaynor (1906-1984) emerged as one of Hollywood's great stars, immensely popular with the public for her portrayals as the sincere but spunky waif in a series of popular musicals, melodramas, and romantic comedies conceived especially for her at 20th Century Fox. Gaynor started out as an extra in silent pictures- Hal Roach comedy shorts as well as features-before earning her break with a small but crucial part in THE JOHNSTOWN FLOOD (1926). A long-term contract ...

NY Film and Video Festival ready to hit NY for 8 days

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly announces its return to its hometown Manhattan for eight days of film screenings, world premieres, industry panels and after-parties. The festival, known as "the voice of independent film," will showcase over 200 international and domestic feature films, shorts, documentaries and animations. The festivities kick off on November 9th with a networking party for filmmakers and artists at West Chelsea hotspot ...

New York International Independent Film and Video Fest live in LA

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival gears up for 8 days of screenings, world premieres, parties and panels in Los Angeles.The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) announces its return to Los Angeles, September 14 – 21, 2006 for its bi-annual film extravaganza. Now in its 13th year, NYIIFVF is a distinctive event in the entertainment and arts communities with world premieres and over 200 international and domestic films, shorts, documenta...

Outfest announces competition winners

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Outfest, one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals, has announced its coveted 12th 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 2006, the festival’s 24th edition, featured 209 films and videos from 28 countries, exhibited in nine venues over 12 days. The festival boasted five galas, 70 feature film programs, 15 shor...

Brattleboro home to the next Women’s Film Festival

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FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 15 YEARS OF INNOVATIVE FILMS IN ONE OF AMERICA’S GREAT SMALL ART TOWNS Brattleboro Vermont, lying between the West and Connecticut Rivers with lush, dramatic Mount Wantastiquet as a backdrop, is listed as one of the Top Ten Art Towns with populations less than 30,000 (The 100 Best Art Towns In America, by John Villani). Only a three and a half hour drive from New York City and two hours from Boston, Brattleboro is also referred to as “the college town without a colle...

Sundance Independent Feature Film Competition contenders

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The Independent Feature Film Competition is the heart of the Sundance Film Festival program and has introduced audiences to many of the best American independent films and filmmakers of the past 22 years. Launched in 2005, The World Cinema Competition reflects the Festival’s commitment to international film and to stimulating creative dialogue among cultures. The dramatic and documentary sections of the Independent Film and World Cinema Competitions each present 16 films, for a total of 64 f...

London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2005

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The London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival runs March 30- April 13th. Opening film is:Prey for Rock & Roll (USA, 2003), starring the queen of gender bending, Gina Gershon. (USA, 2004) Mysterious Skin by Greg Araki (USA, 2004) closes, which had its world premiere in the Horizontal section at Venice 2004. One of the largest gay and lesbian film festivals, the London event tries to accord equal representation for the latest films by gays and lesbians. US/UK films predominate the selection, and there ...

Sundance Announces Winners of 2005 Festival

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Sundance Film Festival now in it’s 24th year held its award ceremony at the Park City Racquet Club this past weekend and announced it’s winners. Leading the way for Best Feature Film is 40 Shades of Blue and for Best Documentary is What IS IT?With over 6,500 films submitted to the Festival the 16-member jury had an auspicious task set before them to decide on the top winners for the Festival. Sundance known as one of the top festivals in the US and draws in a dedicated independent audience...

Sundance: a few good women directors

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This year, the Sundance Festival is presenting 57 films that are DIRECTED BY WOMEN. The works created by these talented women span all manner of genre and style, and truly offer viewpoints that are sorely needed today.Melissa Painter Steal MeAdrienne Weiss Love, LudlowAlice Wu Saving FaceMarion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt The Education of Shelby KnoxHeather Rae TrudellEllen Perry The Fall of FujimoriEric Black, Frauke Sandig Frozen AngelsJessica Sanders After InnocenceHenry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam...

47 film projects selected for CineMart 2005 in Rotterdam

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34th International Film Festival RotterdamJanuary 26 - February 6, 2005Forty-seven film projects have been selected for the 22nd CineMart, the first and largest co-production market worldwide, to be held January 30 - February 3, 2005 as part of the 34th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.CineMart director Ido Abram: 'The record number of 539 entries provided us with a good overview of the current, very lively market situation for small and medium budget films. The overall high ...

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...
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