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3rd Annual Artivist Film Festival & Artivist Awards Nov 9 - 12"Merging Art & Activism For Global Consciousness"Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2006“FAST FOOD NATION”, Directed by Richard Linklater, is a dramatic feature based on material from the incendiary book by Eric Schlosser, a no-holds-barred exploration of the fast food industry that ultimately revealed the dark side of the “All American Meal.” Fast Food Nation is a Recorded Picture Company production written by...

High Fall Festival celebrates women in film

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The 2006 HIGH FALLS FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its sixth wonderful year of honoring the cinematic achievements of women around the world. This unique and exciting festival will take place in Rochester, New York, November 8-13, 2006. The Festival has grown exponentially to become one of the vital cultural assets in Western New York. This international festival of films made with women taking an integral place behind the camera draws people from around the country and globe to this stimulating eve...

Agnieszka Holland To Receive Susan B. Anthony Award

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COPYING BEETHOVEN, Agnieszka Holland’s opus on the famed composer’s last year of life, starring Ed Harris and Diane Kruger, will open the 6th Annual High Falls Film Festival in Rochester, NY on Wednesday evening November 8, 2006. Ms. Holland, who is expected to be on hand in Rochester, will receive the Festival’s Susan B. Anthony “Failure Is Impossible” Award.Ludwig van Beethoven -- sexy? When Ed Harris plays him, you bet he is, and not just sexy, also bawdy, irascible, passionate, v...

The party of the week and honors to von Sydow in San Sebastian

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Nursing a bit of a "resaca" (aka "jengober", or just plain hangover) ... after the JAMAN reception yesterday at the Hotel Londres, which has leapt to the fore as a hot contender for the unofficial "BDPW" Concha, or "Best Damn Party of the Week Award. The thing that characterized this reception -- which started at eight and went on until well after midnight -- was, understated class and a quality mix of people, exquisite "amuse-gueules" (bitey snacks or 'pintxos'), and an endless supply of tasty...

Encounters announces Jameson Audience Award winners

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Encounters is pleased to announce the winners of the 6th Jameson Audience Awards 2006. This is a popular vote by the audience of the Festival in Johannesburg and Cape Town and administered by Professor of Statistical Sciences, Tim Dunne. Best South African Film: Men of Gold directed by Vincent MoloiMen of GoldIn this fascinating portrait of Leonard Johnson, the history of Johannesburg is turned on its head. Cluttered with hawkers, and no longer lit with the magic of Christmas lights, Jozi’s st...

Syriana deals with some hot political issues of the day

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SYNOPSIS:Bob Barnes (George Clooney) is a veteran CIA agent nearing the end of a long and respectable career, with a son (Max Minghella) headed for college and the possibility of spending the latter days of his service in a cushy desk job. On Bob's last assignment, one of two Stinger missiles he is providing for a covert assassination falls into the wrong hands. Bob is promised a promotion after one last undercover mission - assassinating the independently minded Prince Nasir (Alexander Siddig)....

Berlinale Talent Campus guest lectures programme

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Guest lectures by international stars - now open to the publicBerlinale Talent Campus enters its exciting 4th roundCharlotte Rampling, Wim Wenders, Park Chan-wook, Christopher Doyle, Anthony Dod Mantle, Stephen Warbeck and well-known editors like Jim Clark and Angie Lam are amongst the renowned guest speakers at this year's Berlinale Talent Campus. For the first time the majority of Berlinale Talent Campus events in the House of World Cultures will be open to the general public. Together with ab...

Nominations announced for SAG awards

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Nominations for the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2005 in five film and eight primetime television categories were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater.Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg introduced Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy) and Benjamin Bratt (E-Ring), who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors®.Screen Actors Guild will honor its own at the 12th Annual SAG Awards™ ceremon...

Newport International Film Festival all set for next week

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The 2005 Newport International Film Festival, the 8th Annual event, will get underway Tuesday, June 7th – 12th, 2005, and run for six glorious days and nights of entertaining films, informative symposiums, and, of course, those glamorous Newport parties. The Festival atmosphere is relaxed, yet filled with all the enchantment, energy, and excitement of Hollywood. The Newport International Film Festival draws filmmakers and celebrities from around the world. This year the festival will honor wri...

What 's cooking for Palm Beach fest: When Do We Eat?” opener

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World Premiere of “When Do We Eat?” opens the fest U.S. Premiere of “Checking Out” to closeOver 150 films headline fest with 11 World PremieresOver a 150 diverse films will screen at the Palm Beach International Film Festival event, including features, documentaries and shorts. The eight-day Fest will introduce 11 world premieres, 6 U.S. premieres and 43 Florida premieres, including 30 international films.“This is an exciting year for us--we have reached the milestone of our 10th anni...

Bermuda Fest in action, opens with The Upside of Anger

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BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2005 LINEUP“THE UPSIDE OF ANGER” and “MAD HOT BALLROOM” OPEN and CLOSE MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM TO BE “FILMAKER IN FOCUS” Showcasing a film line-up as rich and eclectic as the culture of the island itself, the Bermuda International Film Festival will welcome visitors for the 8th annual Fest, March 18-24. . The Bermuda International Film Festival invites influences from around the world with films that will compete for Best Feature from the ...

International Buddhist Film Festival

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First San Francisco Bay Area Festival: 28 January-13 February 2005Three Cities, Seventeen Days, Fifty Events.Rare Tornatore Work Starring Roman Polanski and Gerard Depardieu One of Fifteen Premieres; David O. Russell's Huckabees Infomercial Debuts; Films from Twelve Countries.After sold-out events in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., the International Buddhist Film Festival (IBFF) will present its first San Francisco Bay Area festival January 28, 2005 through February 13, 2005. Over fi...

AFM Seminars and finance Conference program

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AFM Finance Conference at Fairmont Miramar HotelProgrammed by: Independent Film & Television AllianceFriday, 5 November 9am - 10:40am The Magic Behind the Deal Moderator: Lew Horwitz, President, Horwitz Entertainment Financial Services, Inc.Panelists: Mark Damon, Chairman & CEO, Mark Damon Productions Steve Fayne, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP Bob Hayward, COO, Summit Entertainment Howard Kaplan, COO, Morgan Creek International Trevor Short, CFO, Nu Image 11am - 12:40pm The Futur...

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 ...

Jack Valenti retires from MPEAA

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Jack Valenti steps down from his power position at the Motion Picture Association of America and has named Dan Glickman as his successor. Valenti, 82, will officially retire Sept. 1, Will he celebrate his birthday with Anne d'Ornano during the Deauville Film Festival remains uncertain.Texas born, Harvard educated, Jack Valenti has led several lives: a wartime bomber pilot, advertising agency founder, political consultant, White House Special Assistant, movie industry leader. In his current role ...

Uncovered: the war in Iraq premieres in Cannes

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UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQJOSEPH WILSON JOINS CINEMA LIBRE INTERNATIONAL AT CANNES FOR THEATRICAL DEBUTFormer acting U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, JOSEPH WILSON, will be attending the world premiere of 2004’s most talked-about documentary, UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQ. Wilson sparked an international firestorm when he revealed to the New York Times that the Bush Administration’s claims about Saddam Hussein seeking to acquire uranium from Niger were false. Wilson, by special request, will attend a...

Brazilian film fest in Miami program

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8TH BRAZILIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF MIAMILINCOLN THEATER – JUNE 9 – 12The 8th Festival brings the best of Brazilian Movies to MiamiFrom the story of the great soccer player Garrincha to the comedy Sex, Love and Betrayal, by Jorge Fernando. From the film produced by real prisoners of Carandiru in The Prisoner of the Iron Bar, to the documentary about the unforgettable Glauber Rocha. This is just a sample of what to expect from the 8th edition of the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami at the Lincol...

Philadelphia closes with record attendance figures

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PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL SETS NEW RECORD OF 61,000 ATTENDANCE AND 70 SELL-OUTS Award Winners include ANATOMY OF HELL, BAADASSSSS!, UNKNOWN SOLDIER and Documentaries THE CORPORATION and PROTEUS The 2004 Philadelphia Film Festival ended its 14-day celebration of cinema by posting an attendance record of 61,000, beating last year’s record of 57,500. Of the 293 screenings the Festival held from April 8-21, 70 screenings sold out, and 16 films drew an audience of over 600.At its Closing Night on...

DC Independent Film Festival ambiance

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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...

Digital Days SBIFF awards winners

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DIGITAL DAYS 2004 TEEN FILMMAKER AWARDS ANNOUNCEDRichard Corwin and Gretchen Miller, producers of Digital Days 2004 at the 19th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, announced the winners for the Teen Filmmaker program as:* Amanda Weiss, "Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat," Cal Arts, Valencia, CA* Cole Sanchez, "Fridge," Rancho Marrieta, CA* Carolyn Chrisman, "Ascension Rites," Anacapa School, Santa Barbara, CA * Austin Madison, "Boy Meets Rex," Sacramento, CA* Daniel Howard, "Jai Yen-C...

Sundance Hollywood and Politics In Park City

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Sundance Hollywood and Politics In Park City 2004 is a Presidential Election year and the players are out across the country jocking for position.  With the major media eyes here in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, many of the candidates are making the rounds.  Al Gore is one most visible, visiting shops along Main St, viewing films and meeting everyone form Hollywood elite or regular filmgoers.  Gores presence added a buzz throughout the ...

Bush in 30 seconds contest award winner

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“CHILD’S PAY” AD BY CHARLIE FISHER WINS MOVEON.ORG VOTER FUND’S “BUSH IN 30 SECONDS” TV AD CONTESTWait till you see them on Fox news, courtesy of Georges Soros.“If Parents Acted Like Bush” is Funniest;“Bring It On” Wins Youth Category;“What I Been Up To” is Best AnimationA 30-second TV ad that focuses on George W. Bush’s trillion-dollar debtlegacy to America’s children is the winner in the MoveOn.org Voter Fund’s nationwide search for the best spot to tell the truth...

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