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THE TRADE FORUM ONE MINUTE MOTION PICTURE FILM CONTEST To celebrate the grand opening of the Vancouver International Film Centre and Vancity Theatre (VIFC), the Vancouver Film and Television Trade Forum is proud to announce the Trade Forum One Minute Motion Picture Film Contest sponsored by Kodak Motion Picture Film. The contest is open to all emerging, BC based cinematographers/filmmakers who complete a film no longer than one-minute in length featuring the new VIFC. Only exterior shots of the ...

HDFest world tour launches in South Florida

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HDFEST 2005 World Tour Launches with South Florida Film Festival EventHDFEST will be launching its 2005 World Tour next month with a film festival event in South Florida September 9th and 10th. HDFEST events include panels, seminars and screenings of new films created using high-definition technology. The HDFEST 2005 World Tour will also be taking place in London, Los Angeles, Helsinki and New York. The upcoming HDFEST South Florida event will be held at the Sunrise Gateway Theatre in Fort Lau...

Montreal International Hip Hop Film Festival

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L’International du Cinéma Hip Hop de MontréalAaaahh! Finally, Montréal will host its first International Hip Hop Film Festival.Montréal, April 10th 2005 - You've heard its Music. You've seen its Fashion. You've borrowed its Thesaurus.Next May18th -22nd, you'll experience its Cinema as the City will host the first Montréal International Hip Hop Film Festival.Cities from Barcelona to Vancouver & New York to Brisbane host annual Hip Hop Film Festivals.L’International du Cinéma Hip Hop de ...

Victoria Independent Film & Video Fest wrapped

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VICTORIA INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL Film Festival Wraps with Record NumbersThe 11th annual Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival wrapped this year’s fete with unprecedented success.The interest from filmmakers around the world exceeded previous years with1086 entries coming through the doors. This increased profile allowed for further expansion of programming and enabled the Festival to bring many more talented filmmakers to the attention of local audiences and the media. The Fest...

Vancouver Award Winners: Machuca, Beeing Caribou

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2004 AWARD WINNERS - VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALMost Popular International Film (popular vote, no cash prize)Winner: Andrés Wood, for MACHUCA (Chile).Popular Canadian Film (popular vote, no cash prize) Co-Winners: François Prévost and Hugo Latulippe for WHAT REMAINS OF US (Quebec), and Leanne Allison and Diana Wilson for BEING CARIBOU (British Columbia). Best Feature Film from Western Canada - award and $12,000 from Citytv.GARY YATES for SEVEN TIMES LUCKY (Manitoba). "For its econo...

Detroit Docs line up of 100 documentaries

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Detroit Docs International Film Festival Is Celebrating Year 3! from November 11-14, 2004 Highlights include this year: Screening over 100 documentaries from all over the world including the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Australia, Germany, Israel, United Kingdom, Poland, and Japan Introducing three new venues; Wayne State University, Detroit Institute of Arts & the Museum of New Art Welcoming 30+ filmmakers and visitors from out of town to attend the festival with their works Festival kicks off with ...

Vancouver Film & TV Trade Forum kicks off

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The 19th Annual Film & Television Trade Forum:September 22 - 25, UBC at Robson Square B.C.'s film & television industry professionals, both established and emerging, will gather this week for The Film & Television Trade Forum of the Vancouver International Film Festival, set to take place Sept. 22 - 25 at UBC, Robson Square. In twenty panel sessions, plus master classes and one-to-one meetings, Canadian and international guest panellists address some of the most pressing business issues of the...

Canadian films shine on their home turff at TIFF

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With over 350 films being screened and over 2000 industry professionals in attendance, the Toronto International Film Festival is a crowded but important launching pad for the best new films from Canada’s prolific film industry.In the past, all Canadian films were relegated to the Perspective Canada section, which provided a strong promotional platform but also was criticized by many in the Canadian film industry as a kind of “film ghetto”. This year, the Festival has decided to “desegre...

Film & Television Trade Forum in Vancouver

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The 19th Annual Film & Television Trade ForumSet To Inspire New Filmmakers With Success Story in Open Water Vancouver, BC - New and established filmmakers will be interested in the story of Chris Kentis, whose success with low budget feature Open Water is a highlight of this year's New Filmmakers' Day, September 25. New Filmmakers' Day, aimed at emerging filmmaking talent, follows three days of Trade Forum panels at UBC Robson Square, September 22 to 24, with the latest information on the art ...

Atlantic film fest jury is split in 2 groups

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The 24th Atlantic Film Festival (AFF) announced today that Brett Hendrie, Michael Melski and Stephen Reynolds have been selected for the Atlantic Jury and Charles Bishop, Duncan Hall and Paul Quinn have been selected for the Canadian Jury for this year’s Festival, September 17-25, 2004. The Atlantic Jury chooses 11 Atlantic awards while the Canadian Jury chooses two awards.“We made the decision to divide the jury into two this year because the intensive jury process for such a large program...

Final Solution ban protest

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The Censor Board of India recently banned Rakesh Sharma's internationally-acclaimed documentary - Final Solution. An online petition has been created by Anand Patwardhan to protest against the ban. The petition asks Central Government to intervene and revoke the ban immediately. As you may already know, under clause 6 and 9 of the Cinematograph Act, the Central Government is empowered to overturn any decision/ recommendation by the Censor Board.People who have already signed the petition include...

Untold Scandal replaces 2046 as EIFF closing film

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The 58th Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced a new Closing Night film for 2004 ­ the UK Premiere of Untold Scandal ­ E J-yong˜s magnificent South Korean remake of Dangerous Liaisons, replacing Wong Kar-Wai˜s 2046, which will not finish editing until the beginning of September. In addition to forfeiting its UK premiere at EIFF˜s Closing Night, 2046 is also unavailable to screen at Toronto, Vancouver and San Sebastian Film Festivals, and will now be released in the UK in Janua...

Inaugural Hip Hop Film Fest in Vancouver

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Vancouver, site of Canada’s first International Hip Hop Film Festival.Next September 1st-5th, Vancouver, BC will be the site of the first International Hip Hop Film Festival in Canada. Hip Hop is music. It's Fashion. It's attitude and for 5 days in September, it will be Cinema as way of life.Crossing racial, gender & generational frontiers and with movies from Canada, the United States, Cuba, Columbia, Australia, Venezuela, New Zealand, Brazil, France, Holland, South Africa and Japan, the F...

7 Leo nominations for a canadian short

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Seven Leo Award Nominations"Do Not Disturb" 10min / Canada / Color A film about intervention. Directed by A. Jonathan Benny, Produced by Isabelle Longnus for Inter-Muses Productions. Starring Ian Tracey, Mitra Loraz and Farsad Etesami. "Do Not Disturb" has been nominated for seven leo awards including: Best Picture , producer Isabelle Longnus A. Jonathan Benny received four nominations for: Best DirectionBest CinematographyBest EditingBest Screenwriting The film also received two nominatio...

NSI Announces Final ZeD Drama Prize Participants

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NSI ZeD Drama Prize Participants AnnouncedThe National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI), in association withCBC ZeD congratulates the selected NSI ZeD Drama Prize participants,announced today at the NSI FilmExchange Canadian Film Festival.From the 85 submissions, 18 teams were short listed, then chosen by jurydown to the selected 2004-05 participants:Kathleen’s Closet, by producer Diana Wilson, and writer-director SheilaJordan (British Columbia)The Snow Queen, by producer Sara Lazer, and writ...

The Panorama of Canadian Feature Films at FilmExchange

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FILMS FROM QUEBEC TO SCREEN AT NSI FILMEXCHANGE CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL, MARCH 2 – 6, 2004 IN WINNIPEGSarah Polley, Kevin Pollak, William Hurt, Mark McKinney, Sir Ian McKellan and others star in some of the year’s best Canadian Feature Films.These national and internationally celebrated stories will be screened with the storytellers attending at one night only intimate screenings followed by an interactive Q&A with the audience. Opening Film: The Blue Butterfly Special Presentation: Seven Tim...

Flanders’ indigenous box office bonanza in 2003

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The truly gigantic success at the local box office of Erik Van Looy’s De zaak Alzheimer (The Alzheimer Case) and Jan Verheyen’s Team Spirit II, in combination with indigenous arthouse hits such as Tom Barman’s Any Way the Wind Blows and the Oscar-nominated French-Flemish-Canadian-UK co-production Les triplettes de Belleville (Belleville Rendezvous/The Triplets of Belleville) resulted in a quadrupling of admissions for Flemish films last year. A total of well over 1 million Flemish and Br...

Victoria opens festivals to film lovers

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The 2004 Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival opened to an enthusiastic crowd with WILBUR WANTS TO KILL HIMSELF. This UK/Denmark film has been a hit on the festival circuit and Executive Director Kathy Kay knew she picked a winner for the filmgoers of Victoria Island. Now in it’s 10th year this Annual Festival officially kicks off the 10 day Festival in the beautiful setting of British Columbia, Canada. WILBER WANTS TO KILL HIMSELF tells the story of two brothers Wilbur and Harbour and...
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