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Vancouver Women In Film Festival

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We are excited to announce that Monster has been accepted into Vancouver Women in Film Festival! ...

Vancouver VIFF 2011 Award Winners

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The 30th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run on Friday, October 14th. The winners of two juried awards, and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening of The Kid With a Bike by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne at the Visa Screening Room at The Vogue. The Dragons and Tigers Award was announced previously.   JURIED AWARDS      The Canadian Images jury announced two awards. The jury included Beth Barrett, program manager of the Seattle Inter...

Bong Joon-ho to Receive Busan West Icon Award and present “The Host” in 3D

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  Influential Director Bong Joon-ho to Receive Busan West Icon Award and Present Opening Night Film - The North American Premiere of "The Host" in 3D   Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premiere film schools in the United States, in continued partnership with South Korea's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Asia's largest film festival, is proud to announce the Busan West Asian Film Festival, November 11-13 i...

VIFF 2011 Facts & Figures

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VIFF 2011 Facts & Figures • 375+ films (235+ of which are feature-length[*]) • 75 countries • more than 600 screenings • 80 Canadian films: -- 33 features (17 dramatic features, 16 nonfiction features), one mid-length, 40 shorts   -- Selected from 700 submissions • 93 nonfiction films (87 are feature-length) • 147,956 admissions in 2010 • 700 volunteers • 10 screens at four theatres: -- Empire Granville 7 Cinemas -- Visa Screening Room at the Vogue...

VIFF line-up of canadian films

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MEDIA RELEASE September 7, 2011 -------------------------------------------------------------------VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALSeptember 29 - October 14, 2011 VIFF line-up showcases 80+ Canadian filmsCanadian Images Program includes 24BC productions VIFF is one of the biggest annual showcases of Canadian film in the world, with a special emphasis on BC films. Close to one-quarter of the festival's more than 360 films this year are home-grown. Canadian films are shown within several pro...

The Garden wins A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival

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Mohawk language film Tsi Tkahehtayen (The Garden) wins A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival Winnipeg, MB – Mohawk language film Tsi Tkahehtayen (The Garden) is the latest winner of the $2,500 A&E Short Filmmakers Award in the NSI Online Short Film Festival. In Tsi Tkahehtayen three women, who desire things of the most primal nature, go to a mystical gardener for help but don't quite get what they bargained for. Tsi Tkahehtayen was written and d...

VWIFF 2012 Open Call for Submissions!

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7th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival March 8 - 11, 2012 in Vancouver, BC Canada www.womeninfilm.ca/festivalsubmissions.html Early Bird Deadline:  September 1, 2011 Regular Deadline:  October 2, 2011  Extended Deadline:  November 1, 2011 All films screened at our festival have women in at least three of the key creative roles (one woman may serve in more than one role): Writer, Producer, Director, D.O.P., Lead Actor, or Lead Animator / Editor. We encour...

7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Takes off August 11-18 at Various Locations in Hollywood, CA

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7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival Takes off August 11-18 at Various Locations in Hollywood, CA Hollywood, July 16, 2011—The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) have announced the full lineup for the 7th annual HollyShorts Film Festival, which takes place August 11-18 in various locations throughout Hollywood. Acclaimed writer Jamie Linden (Dear John, We Are Marshall) will premiere his short film “The Envelope in the Glovebox” which he used to pitch into the ...

Monster

Director: Deborah Burns.
A short film about Hannah’s journey to feed an illusive monster lurking in the woods. Set in the future, her village lives in harmony with nature. The monster is their only problem. Every time he is hungry he roars, and the villagers hold a lottery. The unlucky winner must sneak into the forest to drop off food and then get out quickly. As a result no one has ever seen the monster. Hannah is a curious teen who inadvertently breaks rules. As a consequence her journey will end much differently than her predecessors.

Mike Ott on LITTLEROCK

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Mike Ott’s film, LITTLEROCK (2010) has traveled the globe (most recently in Copenhagen at CPHPIX 2011 and SFIFF 2011 in San Francisco) with this ‘coming-of-age’ road movie about the little pleasures in life and the fascinations of cultural differences and similarities. A film about finding translation while seemingly lost in it, this film communicates universally and one finds oneself celebrating the similarities of culture rather than the differences.  ME: How did you come up with t...

Interview with Mike Ott on LITTLEROCK

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 Mike Ott’s film, LITTLEROCK (2010) has traveled the globe (most recently in Copenhagen at CPHPIX 2011 and SFIFF 2011 in San Francisco) with this ‘coming-of-age’ road movie about the little pleasures in life and the fascinations of cultural differences and similarities. A film about finding translation while seemingly lost in it, this film communicates universally and one finds oneself celebrating the similarities of culture rather than the differences.  ME: How did you come up with ...

At Night, They Dance - Directors' Fortnight

At Night, They Dance Isabelle Lavigne, Stéphane Thibault   A family story that takes us into the heart of a clan of women who have passed down the art of dancing from mother to daughter since time immemorial. Shot in Cairo, the film takes an unsentimental yet lyrical look at a hidden world full of surprise and fascination.   Screenplay Isabelle Lavigne, Stéphane Thibault

Twenty-four producers from Canada, Europe and the United States have been selected to participate in Trans Atlantic Partners

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  Trans Atlantic Partners tags impressive slate of producers for third annual co-production training opportunity Twenty-four producers from Canada, Europe and the United States have been selected to participate in Trans Atlantic Partners, co-presented by Canada's Strategic Partners, Germany's Erich Pommer Institut and New York's Independent Filmmaker Project. The impressive list of producers will take part in the 2011 event - an intensive, three-module film training program...

Victor Ruano

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Victor Ruano by Sombra -There are four elements that make up the foundation of my memories and of my present, that is to say, of me. They gave birth to and laced themselves through all the situations that mold my life. Two of them arrived at the same time, while I was still a child: my mother's garden and my father's library. I remember the first one deeply, like a cloudy horizon. A forest of roses, with stems that reached to the sky. And the second one, lumin...

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) jury members announced

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  Respected Hollywood and media personalities will serve on the Features, Documentaries and Shorts juries of the 9th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), the organization announced today. The festival runs April 12-17 at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.   IFFLA Executive Director Christina Marouda said, "We are very appreciative to have such distinguished members of the film industry join us.  From academics and acting to filmmaking and jou...

International Family Film Festival awards

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International Family Film Festival 2011 IFFF AWARD RECIPIENTS IFFF Spirit Award 48 Below!Director: Michael ArchamboSterling Crown Studios IFFF Pearl AwardChristmas BunnyDirector/Producer/Writer: Tom SeidmanHoney Creek Pictures, LLC IFFF Top Applause AwardHannah’s GoldDirector: Joel SouzaVisualeyes Productions2011 IFFF FEATURE FILMSWinner:Best Feature – DramaChristmas Angel, SunWorld PicturesFinalist:Best Feature – DramaCooper, MSNations Productions Winner:Best Feature - Foreign DramaHorizo...

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 ...

IFFF panels announced

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PanelsWelcome to the IFFF. Providing professional panels and networking opportunities for aspiring filmmakers to meet with established leaders in the industry is central to IFFF's mission. The 2011 festival will re-present some of last year's more popular panels and add some new and exciting panels in specialized areas of film interest and distribution. Check back periodically for "Panels" schedule additions, changes and/or updates. Seating is limited and many of these ...

David Rimmer Retrospective

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Cambridge Cinema Shorts presents a retrospective of celebrated Canadian experimental short film maker David Rimmer. Twice nominated for the Canadian Govenor General’s Award in media arts, Rimmer has produced over 40 films over 30 years, from experimental to documentary, to dance, to music, to portraits of artists The evening will be personally curated and hosted by David Rimmer who will introduce and discuss a selection of his short films. From David Rimmers entry in the The Cana...

Film Independent producers lab selection

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14 FILMMAKERS & 9 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR FILM INDEPENDENT’S 2010 PRODUCERS LABFilm Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival just wrapped its 10th annual Producers Lab earlier this week with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Sponsored by Technicolor and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program took place in Los Angeles and was designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into...

FilmCan Student Film Making Contest Brings Community Together

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December 6th, the Victoria Film Festival (VFF) is holding its annual FilmCAN program. This is a filmmaking competition for middle school and high school students. This year the VFF has made the program available to students all over Vancouver Island (including the Gulf Islands), offering young filmmakers a great opportunity to connect with wider audiences and to screen their film at this important Film Festival. Deadline to submit online to Vimeo is December 15, 2010. Winners receive prizes, and...

FilmCAN from the Victoria Film Festival

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After a very successful first year, the Victoria Film Festival is happy to announce the return of FilmCAN to Victoria's middle- and secondary-school students – but it doesn't stop there as this year the Festival expands the program to include all of Vancouver Island’s schools. FilmCAN is an exciting online film competition that invites budding young filmmakers from schools on the island to make a short film on any subject and in any genre of their choosing. There are two categories: Grades ...

NEWSLETTER N° 481: October 22, 2010

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Recap and facts on Vancouver VIFF fest

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The 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run on Friday, October 15. The winners of four juried awards, including new awards for Best Canadian Actress and Best Canadian Actor, and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening; two other juried awards were announced previously. This release has been amended to include the two new awards announced by the Canadian Images jury.Statistics for the 2010 VIFF : Attendance: 148,000 Films: 373** 23...

VIFF 2010 award winners announced

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The 29th annual Vancouver International Film Festival concluded its 16-day run today with the closing gala screening the French film THE ILLUSIONIST (L'illusioniste), directed by Sylvain Chomet, in the Visa Screening Room at the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas. The winners of two juried awards and five audience awards were announced prior to the screening; two other juried awards were announced previously. More award details and the attendance tally will be released next week. JURIED AWARDS ET Canad...
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