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Chris Graham stands up to take two awards at the Kodak Music Clip AwardsThe country's most talented music video makers gathered at Wellington's Bar Bodega on Friday for this year's Kodak Music Clip Awards.Competition was intense with a total of 98 entries—a record in the history of the Awards.Accepting the challenge of judging all 98 videos were Michelle Turner, the producer of Stickmen, the host of National Radio’s Homegrown show, Liz Barry and New Zealand on Air’s Music Manager, Brendan ...

Film schools exploring D-CINEMA

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A CILECT Project by Joost Hunningher CILECT is the association of the world's major film and television schools. Its goals are to provide a means for the exchange of ideas among member schools, and to help them understand the future of education for creative personnel in film, television, and related media. It is dedicated to the creation, development and maintenance of regional and international co-operation among its member schools, and to the encouragement of film and television training in...

Kiwi fest at Wellington for shorts and music clips

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The country's finest filmmakers and emerging talent will be showcasing their short films and music clips at the Wellington Fringe Film Festival from 5th - 9th of July.The Festival kicks off on Monday with the Short Film Programme at The Paramount Theatre on Courtenay Place.During the five days, 150 short films will be shown, so there's something for everyone. Daily screening sessions of approximately two hours are separated into the genres of drama, experimental, animation and documentary. Besid...

Parker and Moscow jury award

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The Best Director PrizeThe Silver St George to the 26th MIFF Best Director was handed by Boris Akunin, an author, a member of the Grand Jury. And it went to Dmintry Meskhiyev, Russia, who managed to make the viewer feel ” the time shrink, pulsate and practically melt” when watching his film “Us”. Silver St George Special Jury PrizeSpecial Silver St George winner was announced by Armen Medvedev, member of the Grand Jury, producer, film historian. The Prize for a film that could “show t...

UIP support to shorts in Europe

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CINEMA16 TAKES MOODYSSON, GODARD, KIESLOWSKI, VON TRIER, LECONTE, TYKWER, MULLAN, MORETTI SHORTS OUT ACROSS EUROPE – IT’S A “FILM FESTIVAL IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME”.Following the success of the CINEMA16: BRITISH SHORT FILMS DVD, featuring Chris Nolan, Ridley Scott, Mike Leigh, Stephen Daldry, Lynne Ramsay, Peter Greenway and others, Cinema16 is now set to release a selection of the best classic and award winning European shorts in June.CINEMA16: EUROPEAN SHORT FILMS offers the opp...

Howdy from Houston! its a wrap

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WorldFest-Houston Film Festival 2004 Awards Ten Great Days in April - 450 Intl Filmmakers Attended! Grand Finale of 2004 WorldFest-Houston (The 37th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival) WorldFest-Houston, the third oldest film festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 37th annual independent film showcase with an Awards Gala on April 24th and Closing Day festivities with a VIP tour of NASA and Space Center Houston and Texas Barbecue on April 25th sponsored by T...

Cleveland awards Born into Brothels

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HIGHLIGHTS FROMTHE 28th CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CIFF)MARCH 18-28, 2004TOWER CITY CINEMAS ON THE AVENUE AT TOWER CITY CENTERCLEVELAND, OHIOAWARD WINNERSThe Roxanne T. Mueller Award for Best Feature Film (audience choice award) goes to BORN INTO BROTHELS directed by Ross Kauffman & Zana Briski (USA).Runners up include HOME OF THE BRAVE directed by Paola di Florio (USA), BUDDY directed by Morten Tydlum (Norway), A PANTHER IN AFRICA directed by Aaron Matthews (USA), KOPS directed by J...

An Oscar night in Cleveland

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OHIO INDIE AWARDS JOIN THE OFFICIAL OSCAR NIGHT(R) PARTY IN CLEVELANDThe official presentation of Independent Pictures' Ohio Indie Awards, presented to the winning films from the 2003 Ohio Independent Film Festival, will add to the festivities at Cleveland's own Academy-sanctioned Oscar Night(R) Americaparty. The Cleveland party is one of 46 official parties that will be held across the country when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stages its 76th Academy Awards(R) Presentation on...

Sarasota awards announce

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January 31st, the Competition and Audience Awards for the 6th Annual Sarasota Film Festival were announced. Among this year’s Jury are Acquisitions Executive for IFC, Kelly DeVine; Managing Editor of IndieWire & IFCRant, Wendy Mitchell; Film Editor, Cynthia Scheider; Exec. Director of Women Make Movies, Debra Zimmerman; Producer & Bravo!FACT Board Member, Paul Gratton; Sundance Channel’s Senior Vice President of Film Programming, Paola Freccero; Producer Jeffrey Kramer; and President, Inte...

Slamdance awards

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The Slamdance Film Festival announced its winners tonight in 10 categories at the Slamdance Sparky Award ceremonies at Snow Park Lodge in Deer Valley. "Over the years the Park City Slamdance screenings have become a place for the industry to discover new talent," says Slamdance director Peter Baxter. "Salt Lake City has become increasingly important from a public perspective. This year we expanded into the Madstone Theatres to double our Salt Lake offerings." The "Sparkies" were followed by a pa...

Houston Worldfest about validating excellence!

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The 37th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film & Video Festival The 37th Annual WorldFest-Houston will be held April 16-25, 2004 - it will screen 60 new Indie Feature Films and 100 new Award Winning Short Films and Videos. WorldFest offers Awards, honors and competition for Shorts, Features, Film & Video Production, TV Commercials, TV Productions, Student Films, Music Videos, Experimental, New Media, Print and Radio. More than $25,000 in cash grants, equipment, services, and Kodak Raw Sto...

6th Sarasota ready to kick off

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6th ANNUAL SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL January 23RD – February 1ST, 2004 From the Opening Night Film & Party on January 23rd till the projectors go dark 10 film-filled days and nights later, the 6th Annual SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will present an extraordinary line-up of International & US independent features, shorts, documentaries, student films and special events celebrating special guests and their contributions to the art of filmmaking. The SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL (SFF) is dedicated to ex...

The Miracle of Bern scores in London

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Major success for THE MIRACLE OF BERN (DAS WUNDER VON BERN) in LondonThe Export-Union opened the sixth Festival of German Cinema in London withTHE MIRACLE OF BERN/DAS WUNDER VON BERN (27 November to 4 December 2003).The British cinemagoers were not put off by the legend of the Germanfootball victory . At a sold-out performance, director Sönke Wortmann andthe main actors Peter Lohmeyer and Louis Klamroth answered the questionsfrom an enthusiastic audience who were just as interested in the film'...

the miracle of Bern scores in London

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Major success for THE MIRACLE OF BERN (DAS WUNDER VON BERN) in LondonThe Export-Union opened the sixth Festival of German Cinema in London withTHE MIRACLE OF BERN/DAS WUNDER VON BERN (27 November to 4 December 2003).The British cinemagoers were not put off by the legend of the Germanfootball victory . At a sold-out performance, director Sönke Wortmann andthe main actors Peter Lohmeyer and Louis Klamroth answered the questionsfrom an enthusiastic audience who were just as interested in the film'...

Global Peace Fest awards in Orlando

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GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL ANOUNCES AWARD WINNERS The inaugural GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL, held December 10-14, 2003, in Orlando, Florida, presented awards at a ceremony held on the Universal Studios back lot on December 13th. Actor Bo Svenson was on hand to serve as emcee for the festivities.The jury decided to acknowledge not just the filmmakers, but also the real heroes of these amazing films about global peace and justice.The jury awarded $8,000 to be split between director Peter He...

IFCT Fest : High Tech under the snow

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International Festival for Cinema and Technology began its 4-day run in the screening room of New York’s Remote Lounge last Saturday. The Remote Lounge is the futuristic East Village bar that is scattered with 50 some odd mini video cams and microphones. Patrons can sit down at control station tables and edit their own live reality t.v. show by flicking between cameras and even tele-flirt with someone in another part of the bar. On face of it, this would seem to be the perfect venue for a fest...

Asheville winners announced

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After nearly two years of planning, organizers estimate over 8,000 tickets were sold throughout the four day event.A sell-out crowd of 400 gathered at Blue Ridge Motion Pictures Saturday night for the Asheville Film Festival’s awards program during the Charles Schwab Spotlight celebration. After screening more than 50 films throughout the weekend, festival attendees anxiously awaited the announcement of winners from the documentary, feature, short and student film categories. Event organizer,...

Monster premiering for AFI finale

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Monster closed AFI last week end.The film written and directed by Patty JenkinsPROD: Brad Wyman, Donald Kushner, Charlize Theron, Mark Damon, Clark Peterson EXEC PROD: Meagan Riley-Grant, Steward Hall, Andreas Schmid, Andreas Grosch, Sammy LeeCast: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Scott Wilson, Pruitt Taylor Vince Charlize Theron stars in MONSTER, a shockingly moving film that burrows deep beneath the tabloid-sized headline stories on Aileen Wournos, the man-hatingand murder...

Meryl Streep follows De Niro for 2004 AFI

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Meryl Streep Follows De Niro in AFI Life Time Achievment tribute for 2004.The actress has been selected by the American Film Institute's (AFI) Board of Trustees to receive the 32nd AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film, it was announced today by Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the AFI Board of Trustees. The award will be presented to Streep at a gala tribute on June 10, 2004, which will be held in the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland. Mr. Stringer commented, "Mer...

The Miracle of Bern will open London German fest

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THE MIRACLE OF BERN (DAS WUNDER VON BERN) – Opening film of the sixthFestival of German Cinema in London (27 November – 4 December 2003)The Export-Union of German Cinema and its partners will be opening the sixthFestival of German Cinema on 27th November 2003 with THE MIRACLE OF BERN(DAS WUNDER VON BERN) in the presence of director Sönke Wortmann and theactors Peter Lohmeyer and Louis Klamroth. The rest of the festival programmewill again be presenting an interesting spectrum of new German ...

Gettin' square winner of Inside Film Awards in Sydney

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LEXUS IF (INSIDE FILM) AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENTGettin’ Square and Japanese Story, the people’s choice in Australian filmWinners for the 2003 Lexus IF (Inside Film) Awards were announced in Sydney tonight at a prestigious event staged at Wharf 8 in Pyrmont. Hosted by Deborah Mailman, the live broadcast was followed by a celebratory party presented by Autore South Sea Pearls. Gettin' Square and Japanese Story earned the highest accolades on the night. Japanese Story collected four IF awards...

Inside Film Lexus Awards in Sydney

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LEXUS IF (INSIDE FILM) AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENTGettin’ Square and Japanese Story, the people’s choice in Australian filmWinners for the 2003 Lexus IF (Inside Film) Awards were announced in Sydney tonight at a prestigious event staged at Wharf 8 in Pyrmont. Hosted by Deborah Mailman, the live broadcast was followed by a celebratory party presented by Autore South Sea Pearls. Gettin' Square and Japanese Story earned the highest accolades on the night. Japanese Story collected four IF awards...
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