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Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Day on April 23

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Tribeca Film Institute's Interactive Day on April 23 to Feature Thought Leaders from Across Media, Technology and Education; Slate Features Keynote from Bartunde Thurson and Speakers from The New York Times, IDEO, Games for Change, Plus Interactive Case Study of HBO's Game of Thrones Tribeca (Online) Film Festival Expands Future of Film Blog Into Live Lunch Series at 92Y Tribeca With Guests Including Paranormal Activity Producer Jason Blum, Tumblr Founder David Karp, College Humor F...

2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees Video Announcement

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The Spirit Awards celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers.                                     2012 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED - $115,000 in grants to be awarded to filmmakers - LOS ANGELES (Novembe...

Film Independent Spirit Awards announced

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale served as presenters. Nominees for Best Feature include 50/50, Beginners, Drive, Take Shelter, The Descendants and The Artist.Margin Call was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ense...

Spirit Award nominations announced: french producer running for best feature with The Artist

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The nominations: FEATURE (Award given to the producer; executive producers are not listed) "50/50" Producers: Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen "Beginners" Producers: Miranda de Pencier, Lars Knudsen, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech, Jay Van Hoy "Drive" Producers: Michel Litvak, John Palermo, Marc Platt, Gigi Pritzker, Adam Siegel "Take Shelter" Producers: Tyler Davidson, Sophia Lin "The Artist" Producer: Thomas Langmann  ...

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MPA APSA Film Fund announces $100,000 in script development grants for Asia Pacific film-makers

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BANGKOK ~ Four script development grants totalling $US100,000 to filmmakers from the Asia Pacific region were announced at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Australia on Thursday. (02 December 2010) The grants are the first to be offered by the MPA APSA Academy Film Fund, a new initiative of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) which is available exclusively to APSA Academy members. Four filmmakers will each receive $US25,0...

HOLLYWOOD SHORTS - Shorts Program #2 - The Films

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november 21 screeningEdition 13.2SHORT FILM PROGRAM #2  Sunday, November 215:00pm - 6:00pm - Filmmaker Reception6:00pm - 7:30pm - Short film screening6356 Hollywood Blvd, upstairsHollywood, CA  90028Free Admission RSVP for Nov. Screening The screening will include an extensive Q&A with Allison, Andrew & Sean  SPONSORS:             ...

Director David Michod rules in Animal Kingdom

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I saw this Sundance 2010 Grand jury prize winner at the www.lafest.com and it rocked. The director David Michod and I met there and last week we had an in depth conversation to be posted in the next issue of www.independentfilmquarterly.net.The words that stick out in my mind are complexities and preparation. Everybody wants to make their movie so they get a camera and start shooting their script. Very different with this awesome feature film debut of this extremely talented writer /director. So...

Director David Michod's feature film debut Animal Kingdom raises the bar on crime dramas

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Director David Michod rules in Animal Kingdom  I saw this Sundance 2010 Grand jury prize winner at the www.lafest.com and it rocked. The directorDavid Michod and I met there and last week we had an in depth conversation tobe posted in the next issue of www.independentfilmquarterly.net.                                 &nb...

NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009

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.............WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 440: November 12, 2009 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites. How to use FestivalExpress our new online submission suite for festivals and filmmakers. THE NEXT FESTIVAL DAILIES ON FEST21.COM AFI Fest, Fort Lauderdale, Cairo Fest, Festival d'Arra...

The Australian touch in film reviews by Urban Cinefile

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Movie reviews by Urban Cinefile courtesy Andrew and Louise: PRIME MOVER (Aust, 2009) Stars Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Dorman, Emily Barclay, William McInnes. "Big dreams, harsh reality and a quirky fantasy make up the engine of David Caesar's likeable new film, in which a prime mover is the prime motivation of his pie-in-the-sky protagonist," says Louise. "Prime Mover deals in the everyday lives of recognisably Australian characters in a way that makes their journey...

First highlights of Filmfest Oldenburg presented

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The cinema trailer was presented, the nominees for the "German Independence Award - Best German Film" announced and infos about first film highlights were disclosed Festival director Torsten Neumann presented the new festival trailer at the annual press conference at the CinemaxX film theatre in Oldenburg. The trailer can be seen nationwide in more than 40 cinemas starting Thursday August 20th. Directed by Thomas Stiller and starring Axel Prahl, Katy Karrenbauer and Jamie Zoe Ma...

Hollywood Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Rocket City

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Critics are calling it "the film that launches from romance to thriller," and the thrill of Hollywood is coming to Hunstville Alabama on Wednesday, April 22nd at 8:00 p.m. to launch the special red carpet avant-premiere of the award winning independent film, "Say it in Russian." The stars of "Say it in Russian" will host a Gala 1930's style red carpet premiere with all the bells and whistles at the Carmike 10 Theater in Huntsville to kick off the film's rele...

Hollywood Comes to the Heartland

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  Hollywood, CA (PR WEB) March 4, 2009.  You may have never heard of places like Findlay Ohio, Stillwater Oklahoma, or  Eau Clair, Wisconsin, but on May 4th all of this will change.  That is the date of the big screen debut of “Say it in Russian,” the award winning romantic thriller starring Faye Dunaway, which rolls out the red carpet in select cities during Carmike Cinemas and Dalton Pictures & Entertainment’s historic Independent Film Series.   The series opened this...

Faye Dunaway Appears in White House Designer's Last Fashion

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Oleg Cassini, famous designer to stars, remembered this fashion week, designs his last fashion for independent romantic thriller, "Say it in Russian" Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2009 -- He was the fashion designer who got his start designing costumes for Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Wood, Grace Kelley and Gene Tierney, then went on to become the exclusive designer for first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in her White House years. Oleg Cassini, the fashion czar who left Hollywood a...

Faye Dunaway Proves She’s Hot and Still Has It in “Say it in Russian,” Opening May 4th in Carmike Cinemas

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Faye Dunaway Proves She’s Hot and Still Has It in “Say it in Russian,” Opening  May 4th in Carmike Cinemas as part of Historic Independent Film SeriesHollywood, CA  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--  Old stars don’t fay away, especially icons like Faye Dunaway, who recently locked horns with “Stepford Kid” Hilary Duff of Disney fame, who is reprising Dunaway’s Academy Award nominated role of Bonnie Parker in the remake of “Bonnie and Clyde.”  On May 4, 2009, Faye will have her rebutt...

Say it in Russian Wins Silver World Medal in Feature Films from New York Festivals

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Beverly Hills, CA (PR WEB)  February 3, 2009 --  Imperia Entertainment, Inc. ‘s (Pink Sheets: IMPN) romantic thriller, ‘Say it in Russian’ has won a Silver World Medal from the New York Festivals 2009 International Film and Video Awards.  Filmed in Paris, Moscow and Los Angeles, with exceptional cinematography and a fully orchestrated original score,  "Say it in Russian" stars Russian actress Agata Gotova, in the lead role of the film as Daria Larina, the daughter of a rich R...

Sexy Romantic Thriller Movie Wins Another Award

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Romanitc Thriller, "Say it in Russian," has been officially selected for competition and will be awarded the Gold Kuhuna Award for Excellence in Filmmaking by the Honolulu International Film Festival, to be held March 6 through 8, 2009 at the historic Hawaii Theater in  Honolulu, Hawaii.  The romantic thriller has already won the Best Big Budget Film Award from the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, three Indie Fest Awards for best feature, cinematography and supporting acto...

"Say it in Russian" Wins Best Big Budget Film at Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

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 Beverly Hills, CA (PR WEB)  December 9, 2008 --  Imperia Entertainment, Inc. (Pink Sheets: IMPN) won the Best Big Budget Film Award from the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, in addition to the three Indie Fest Awards it won the week before  for its feature film, “Say it in Russian.”  Filmed in Paris, Moscow and Los Angeles, with exceptional cinematography and a fully orchestrated original score,  "Say it in Russian" stars Russian actress Agata Gotova, in the lead ro...

Say it in Russian Wins Three Indie Awards

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Beverly Hills, CA (PR WEB) December 1, 2008 -- Imperia Entertainment has won the prestigious Best in Show Award for Feature Films from The Indie Fest for its feature film, "Say it in Russian." Indies were also given for excellence in cinematography (Emmanuel Vouniozos) and an Award of Merit was awarded to Actor Rade Serbedzija or Best Supporting Actor. This marks the fourth time Say it in Russian has been officially selected by a film festival for Best Feature Film . The film had an ...

Imperia Entertainment's "Say it in Russian" to Compete in Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

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Beverly Hills, CA (Businesswire)  November 19, 2008 --  From its European festival opening at the 48th Monte-Carlo Television Festival in June, Imperia Entertainment, Inc. (Pink Sheets: IMPN) enters its third festival feature film competition at the Myrtle Beach International Film Festival in South Carolina on December 5, 2008 at 8:30 p.m., with a competition screening of “Say it in Russian.”  Filmed in Paris, Moscow and Los Angeles, with exceptional cinematography and a fully orchestrate...

Curtain Fell on Athens Film Fest, Pingpongkingen wins best

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14th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL September 17 – 28, 2008All good things must come to an end and the curtain fell on the 14th Athens International Film Festival CONN-X on September 28 after a screening of Mike Lee’s ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ and an unforgettable party with loads of music, drinking and dancing. It’s been a great ten days. Over 140 short and feature length films, at least 20 sold out screenings, more than 50,000 viewers, workshops, an animation masterclass by Bill Plympto...

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Andrew outside the Columbus Theatre, Providence with John Scaccia, Producer (right)

BOY CULTURE: A Gay Film About Looking For Love (Not Sex)

 Sunday, June 3-------Now that gay coming-of-age films have become a (slight) cinematic cliche, what are the new areas that gay filmmakers want to explore as the community continues to evolve and become (somewhat) more mainstream. The answer in the excellent American indie film BOY CULTURE is love.....not as a substitute or an extension of sex, but as an adventure all its own. That is the provocative theme explored by director Q. Allan Brocka, who is attending the FESTROIA this week. His film i...

New York City Horror Festival awards

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THE NEW YORK CITY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL WRAPS MOST SUCSESSFUL AND HIGHLY ATTENDED YEAR TO DATE!The best of the horror film world gathered in New York to celebrate the New York City Horror Film Festival. The festival kicked off October 19th with a huge party at the famed Don Hills Night Club followed by four days of sold out film screenings, celebrity appearances, and an incredible and informative panel discussion at Tribeca Cinemas in Lower Manhattan. In addition to showcasing some of the best n...
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