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Kodak's Support of Independent Filmmakers Widespread at Slamdance and Sundance Festivals

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  Highlights include Coffee with Oscar®-winner Vilmos Zsigmond; and a Panel on Shooting Low-Budget Features on Film Kodak will once again give its full support to the independent filmmaking community at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals, which will run concurrently in Park City, Utah, beginning January 20. Kodak will present an extended Q&A with Oscar®-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC and producer Jack Robinette following the screening of the...

DGA announces film nominees: 'Black Swan,' 'The Fighter,' 'King's Speech' amoung noms

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The Directors Guild of America's nominees for its top feature award are Darren Aronofsky for "Black Swan," David Fincher for "The Social Network," Tom Hooper for "The King's Speech," Christopher Nolan for "Inception" and David O. Russell for "The Fighter."   The award will be presented Jan. 29 in ceremonies at the Kodak Theater and Hollywood and Highland. ...

10 Scientific and Technical Achievements To Be Honored with Academy Awards®

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 scientific and technical achievements represented by 22 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation at the Beverly Wilshire on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Unlike other Academy Awards to be presented this year, achievements receiving Scientific and Technical Awards need not have been developed and introduced during 2010.  Rather, the achievements must demonstrate a...

Academy Wants You: "Invited to Share the Oscars?!"

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Oscar Goes Public?: As If!  As everyone with a pulse knows, the Academy Awards annual Oscar ceremony is fairly exclusive. They even provide journalists with a list of ways the image of the show can be used and how the material must be presented. But this year, something unusual is happening in Hollywood. Behind the scenes, the Oscar marketing machinery is either missing a cog or has thrown together a whole new internal mechanism ...

Audience record at the 9th Festival of German Films in Moscow

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The 9th Festival of German Films in Moscow (2.-7.12.2010) German Films and the Goethe Institut Russia posted a new audience record for their Festival of German Films in Moscow with over 6,000 admissions. Seven of the eight feature films were shown in sold-out performances at the 550-seater cinema. Particular favourites of the audience were FRIENDSHIP! by Markus Goller, which won the Audience Award, closely followed by the opening film VINCENT WANTS TO SEA (VINCENT WILL MEER) by Ralf Huettner an...

Inception and list of 15 Visual effects Oscar semi finalists

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 83rd Academy Awards®.The films are listed below in alphabetical order:"Alice in Wonderland""The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader""Clash of the Titans""Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1""Hereafter""Inception" "Iron Man 2""The Last Airbender""Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief""Prince of Persia: Th...

James Franco and Anne Hathaway will co-host the Oscar ceremony

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards®, Oscar telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today. Both have previously appeared on the telecast but not in hosting capacities."James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons— fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27," said Cohen and Mischer....

15 Documentary Features Advance In 2010 Oscar® Race

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards®. One hundred-one pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:• “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” Alex Gibney, director (ES Productions LLC)• “Enemies of the People,” Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath, d...

Cinemed Montpellier awards

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Feature films Golden Antigone (District of Montpellier) Jury : Karin Albou (director), Michèle Corrotti (President and Founder of Arte-Mare), Mazarine Pingeot (writer, critic), Jean-Jacques Bernard (journalist, President of the Syndicat français de la critique de cinéma), Michel Reilhac (director, producer, Deputy CEO of Arte France cinéma). The Mosquito Net, by Agustí Vila (Spain) €15,000 awarded by the District of Montpellier Promotional campaign awarded by CINÉCINÉMA for ...

London Film Festival Points To The Oscars

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  Inevitably, any major film festival that occurs in the Fall season has a role play in determining eventual Oscar nominees and even winners. It all starts off at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, where Oscar hopefuls get their debuts, and continues into the season, presumably climaxing with nominations that come at the first of the year. With the Academy’s recent expansion of the Best Picture category to include 10 films, it is very likely that several of the films present...

AFF Interview: Olivier Lecot

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  On Sunday morning, the final day of the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, I had the chance to speak with Olivier Lecot, the French filmmaker who shuttles between Paris and New York to develop and shoot his projects. His film A NY THING, with financing from France, although shot in New York and with the feel of an American indie film, was screened at the Festival earlier this weekend to great acclaim. Lecot, an amiable Parisian with a full command of English, is a one-man transat...

Project: Involve has3 3 filmmaker speakers selected

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Mark Romanek, Scott Frank, Michael Elliot, and Adriene Bowles Among Program Mentors & Guest Speakers -Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has selected 33 filmmakers for its annual diversity mentorship program, Project:Involve. The signature program is dedicated to fostering the careers of talented filmmakers from communities traditionally underrepresented in the film industry. Writer/directors M...

The Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires celebrates its tenth birthday!

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After nine successful festival years dedicated to German cinema, expectations are high for the 10th edition of the Festival of German Films in Buenos Aires. The jubilee year will see eleven new feature films, a documentary, a children’s film as well as the NEXT GENERATION 2010 program of shorts being shown in the „Hoyts Abasto“ festival cinema between September 23 – 29, 2010. In addition, the program will be rounded off with the screening of the silent film DER LETZTE MANN with musical a...

Speakers for the October 2010 Filmmaker Forum announced

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  FILM INDEPENDENT'S 6TH ANNUAL FILMMAKER FORUM OCTOBER 29-31, 2010 Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today the panelists for the sixth annual Filmmaker Forum, which will be held October 29-31 at the Directors Guild of America, Los Angeles.  The opening night film, keynote speaker, and additional panelists will be announced shortly, as well as the recipient of the 2010 Sloan Produce...

2010 New York International Latino Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves - August 27, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) Awards honored the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent in 2010 at the SVA theatre, Sunday, August 1, 7:00 PM. The award announcers were HBO associate manager/marketing development Marvin Scott, NYILFF founder/co-executive director Calixto Chinchilla, and co-executive director Elizabeth Gardner. Since 1999, NYILFF was founded by Calixto Chinchilla to assist emerging L...

2010 New York International Latino Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves - August 27, 2010 The 11th New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) Awards honored the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent in 2010 at the SVA theatre, Sunday, August 1, 7:00 PM. The award announcers were HBO associate manager/marketing development Marvin Scott, NYILFF founder/co-executive director Calixto Chinchilla, and co-executive director Elizabeth Gardner. Since 1999, NYILFF was founded by Calixto Chinchilla to assist emerging Latino film...

Locarno festival Awards

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Concorso internazionale (International Competition) The Jury The official jury of the 63rd Festival del film Locarno: President: Eric Khoo, Filmmaker (Singapore) Golshifteh Farahani, Actress (Iran) Melvil Poupaud, Actor (France) Lionel Baier, Filmmaker (Switzerland) Joshua Safdie, Filmmaker (USA) Awarded the following prizes: Pardo d'oro (Golden Leopard) Grand Prize of the Festival, the City and Region of Locarno (90.000 chf to be shared equall...

Palm Springs Short Fest

Palm Springs ShortFest announces winners 2010 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS The Gold Mine receives 3 awards including Best of Festival Award; Off Season receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; The Story of My Life receives Future Filmmaker Award The 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, the largest short film festival and market in

The Global Film Village: 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest award winners

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James Franco comes out to support Palm Springs Shortfest - photo(c) Lani Garfield by Marla LewinThe largest short film festival in North America announced its Winners Sunday at an Award Ceremony at the Camelot Theatre.  Some of the finest award winning shorts were shown in-between announcing the winners.  Darryl Macdonald said,  “The sheer quality and diversity of the work on view provided testament to extraordinary new talents emerging worldwide.”  Darryl also said that next year he wo...

Palm Springs ShortFest announces winners

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2010 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL WINNERS The Gold Mine receives 3 awards including Best of Festival Award; Off Season receives Panavision Grand Jury Award; The Story of My Life receives Future Filmmaker Award The 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market, the largest short film festival and market in North America, announced its Festival award winners on Sunday, June 27, 2010. 314 short films screened throughout the Festival along with mo...

The Global Film Village: PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR 2010

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    by Marla Lewin The 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest announced that it has selected  314 films from more than 3,000 worldwide entries. Among the films screening and in competition areaward-winning films from 43 countries around the world. The 16th ShortFest will showcase 58 World Premieres, 55 North American Premieres and 24 U.S. Premieres.   All selections are structured into 52 themed programs, which will screen June 22-28, at the Camelot Theatres in ...

12th Festival of German Films in Madrid opens with NANGA PARBAT

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The Festival of German Films will be held for the 12th time in Madrid from June 1 to 5, 2010. A total of seven new feature films, two documentaries, a TV film and numerous shorts will be presented in the festival cinema „Cine Palafox“. In addition, the program will be rounded off with a retrospective of the filmmaker Joseph Vilsmaier and the screening of the Director’s Cut of Volker Schloendorff’s THE TIN DRUM (DIE BLECHTROMMEL). The festival will be opened in style on the evening of J...

49e Semaine de la Critique: Prize List

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The following is the Prize List for 49e Semaine de la Critique held at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival: Feature Film Grand Prize Semaine de la Critique Jury: Attributed by the International Press (journalists and film critics are invited to vote after each screening). ARMADILLO Janus Metz SACD Prize Jury : Jacques Fansten, Laurent Heynemann, Gérard Krawczyk, Eric Kristy, Benjamin Legrand , Bertrand Tavernier (SACD). BI, DUNG SO! (BI DON’T BE AFRAID!) Phan Dang Di ACI...

Golden Gate Award Documentary Feature Winners

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Investigative Documentary Feature: Last Train Home, Lixin Fan (Canada/China 2009)   - Winner receives $25,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio software provided by Apple                           Documentary Feature: Pianomania, Lilian Franck and Robert Cibis (Austria/Germany 2009)   - Winner receives $20,000 cash prize and Final Cut Studio...

Mei Mei

Director: Xu Xiaoxi.
Lulu, a high class prostitute, receives constant visits from her neighbor Julian, he believes that she is his missing ex-girlfriend Mei Mei and begs her for the chance to start their relationship again. Lulu rejects him as she thinks that he is just making up stories to win her over and tells him she never wants to see him again. Shoot in 16mm, "Mei Mei" is a beautiful and heartbreaking love story.

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