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Feature film project SHOCKING BLUE wins Kodak NPP Development Prize

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On Sunday 28 September, during the tenth Netherlands Production Platform (NPP), the Kodak NPP Development Prize was awarded to director Mark de Cloe, screenwriter Céline Linssen and producers Wilant Boekelman and Koji Nelissen for the feature film project SHOCKING BLUE. The jury, consisting of Marten Rabarts, Jean Heijl, Eurydice Gysel, Ria Jankie and Louis Machado said this about their verdict: ‘From a diverse line-up of films, the jury selected a project which tells a simple story both uniq...

Video coverage from the Future of Cinema Salon in Locarno

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Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both! Let us embark for a trip a few decades ahead of us. Our first stop this year was Cannes where the series has been held for the past 3 years. The next stops on the festival circuit was Locarno with a panel held in partnership with the Festival, next stops will be Rome, Stockholm and many more. Video from the Locarno panel: Locarno conference future of cinema envoyé par filmfestivals-com ...

ELEVATE Film Festival

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ELEVATE Film Festival Brings World’s Only Socially Conscious, Filmmaking Competition and Awards Show to Los Angeles’ 7,100-Seat Nokia Theatre L.A. Live  LOS ANGELES (September 11, 2008) ELEVATE Film Festival, the first ever filmmaking competition to challenge the international film community to create works of social and global importance, announced today that the fifth annual ELEVATE event will take place on Sunday, October 5 at the brand-new, 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los ...

IFP filmmaker conference panelist list

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IFP FILMMAKER CONFERENCE PANELIST LIST as of 9.8.08SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14th - MAKING YOUR FIRST FEATURESCRIPT TO SCREEN 10-11AMSusan Stover, Producer, Laurel Canyon Howard Gertler, Producer, Process MediaRobert Seigel, Attorney, Cowan DeBaets Abrams & Sheppard LLPMichael Sladek, SAG IndieMeredith Tucker, Casting Director Year of the Dog, Youth in RevoltEmily Ziff, Partner, Cooper’s Town Productions PRODUCTION & POST PRODUCTION 11:30AM - 12:30PMSusan Stover, Producer, Laurel Canyon Howar...

Venice Awards

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     Biennale Cinema  65th Venice Film Festival  Official Venezia 65 Awards   Venice, 6th September 2008The Venezia 65 Jury, chaired by Wim Wenders and comprised of  Juriy Arabov, Valeria Golino, Douglas Gordon, Lucrecia Martel, John Landis, and Johnnie To, having viewed all twenty-one films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film:The Wrestler by Darren Aronofsky (USA) SILVER LION for Best Director to:Aleksey German Jr. for Bumažnyj Soldat (P...

65th Venice Film Festival Official Venezia 65 Awards

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The Venezia 65 Jury, chaired by Wim Wenders and comprised of Juriy Arabov, Valeria Golino, Douglas Gordon, Lucrecia Martel, John Landis, and Johnnie To, having viewed all twenty-one films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film:The Wrestler by Darren Aronofsky (USA) SILVER LION for Best Director to:Aleksey German Jr. for Bumažnyj Soldat (Paper Soldier) (Russia)SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to:Teza by Haile Gerima (Ethiopia, Germany, France)COPPA VOLPI for Best Actor:Silvio Orlan...

Preview of The Montpellier Festival of Mediterranean Film

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The Montpellier Festival of Mediterranean Film (24 Oct. - 2 Nov. 2008) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, thirty years of a great cinematographic adventure that started with what in 1979 seemed to be a real gamble— the notion of a federative Mediterranean cultural identity. As the festivals went by, this joint identity gained clarity and strength. Great names in the cinema were hosted in Montpellier, new talents were revealed and a public of passionate enthusiasts formed over the y...

The Hamptons International Film Festival goes 16

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The 16th annual Hamptons International Film Festival will run October 15th through the 19th, celebrating some of the finest films from around the world. Spanning across the East End, from East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Montauk and Southampton, this year’s Festival promises everything we have grown to love from this culturally-rich festival, while expanding the international scope of films, industry and attendees. For more information: www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.“This is a very exciting time,” s...

9th New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - August 19, 2008 The Ninth Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2008 Awards Ceremony presented by HBO was held at El Morocco Theater & Nightclub, Sunday, July 27, 2008, 8:00 PM. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were NYILFF founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla and executive director Elizabeth Gardner. A special live performance by Comedy Troupe, ROOM 28 preceded the c...

Key Speakers from Future of Cinema Salon Series in Locarno

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Locarno Film Festival, Fest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada are proud to premiere our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Locarno Film Festival. We will be hosting the Future of Cinema Panel on Digital Distribution that brings together international voices around the table, plus a special hands-on demo of some of the most innovative works coming out of Canada and Switzerland, including Late Fragment a critically-acclaimed dramatic interactive feature film which premiered last year at ...

THE RHODE ISLAND FILM FORUM RETURNS, AUGUST 7-8TH

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Actor Dan Butler from TV’s “Frasier” will be the keynote speaker, Thursday, August 7, 2008 PROVIDENCE, RI. First introduced in 1998 by the Rhode Island International Film Festival, The Rhode Island Film Forum returns for a special symposium on the art and craft of filmmaking in Rhode Island. Positioned as a call to Rhode Island Filmmakers, Film Production Crews, Film Students, Artistic Directors, Film Vendors, Civic Organizations, Historic and Preservation Groups, Property Managers, Re...

Filmmaker Forum will be held September 26-28

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Film Independent announced today that the fourth-annual Filmmaker Forum will be held September 26-28 at the Directors Guild of America. Film Independent’s Filmmaker Forum is a widely attended event, giving attendees access to some of the most innovative names in indie filmmaking, as well as the most useful information available on how to get your movie made, bought, sold, and marketed in today’s changing marketplace.The 2008 Forum is sponsored by Kodak, SAGIndie, Sony Pictures Classics, Dire...

Speakers at the Locarno Future of Cinema Salon

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Future of cinema, few know, few share, we dare do both! Let us embark for a trip a few decades ahead of us.Our first stop this year was Cannes where the series has been held for the past 3 years. The next stops on the festival circuit is Locarno with a panel held in partnership with the Festival, next stops will be Rome, Stockholm and many moreCheck out the video of Cannes events Fest21.com, CFC Media Lab and Telefilm Canada and Locarno Film Festival are proud to premiere our Future of Cinema Sa...

Outfest Los Angeles gay & L fest awards

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Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media, held its 14th annual film competition awards ceremony on July 20 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. A total of 17 Outie Awards were distributed before the packed house of festival goers, celebrity guests and presenters, and Outfest 2008 filmmakers. The presentation of awards was followed by the Los Angeles premiere of Tom Gustaf...

8th New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - August 21, 2007 The 8th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2007Awards Ceremony presented by HBO was held at Arena, Sunday, July 29, 2007, 8:00pm. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla and executive director Elizabeth Gardner, NYILFF. Since 1998, NYILFF was founded by Calixto Chinchilla to assist emerging Latino filmmaker's contr...

Sponsors and partners of the 61th Locarno Festival edition

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The 61st edition of the Locarno International Film, which opens on August 6, has been made possible thanks to the contribution of numerous sponsors and partners in the private sector. For Marco Solari, Festival President, «all these businesses have contributed, each in their own way, and in varying proportions, to making the next edition possible. They are all immensely important to the Festival, not only for their generous financial support, but also for the experience and competence they agre...

"Tanghi Argentini" wins Munich film festival

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The Belgian competitor "Tanghi Argentini" by Guy Thys receives the award of the 2008 MUNICH INTERNATIONAL short film festival, being granted Kodak film material for his next project. In this 13 minute modern fairy tale, office clerk André (Dirk van Dijck) tries to make his colleagues happy despite the faceless and cold atmosphere at their work place. Instead of the classical cliché Christmas gifts, he wants to give his colleagues something real and precious. More information on the winning fil...

AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival awards

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SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival announced its distinguished award winners, culminating the weeklong Festival activities that included screening 108 films representing 63 countries, free outdoor screenings and live performances, and a five-day concurrent International Documentary Conference attended by over 650 filmmakers, film and television executives and media professionals. Winning filmmakers received over $70,000 in combined cash and in-kind prizes. With a generally pe...

2008 SILVERDOCS Announces Award Winners

  Monday, June 23-----SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival announced its distinguished award winners, culminating the weeklong Festival activities that included screening 108 films representing 63 countries, free outdoor screenings and live performances, and a five-day concurrent International Documentary Conference attended by over 650 filmmakers, film and television executives and media professionals. Winning filmmakers received over $70,000 in combined cash and in-kind...

"Tanghi Argentini" wins Munich short film festival

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The Belgian competitor "Tanghi Argentini" by Guy Thys receives the award of the 2008 MUNICH INTERNATIONAL short film festival, being granted Kodak film material for his next project. In this 13 minute modern fairy tale, office clerk André (Dirk van Dijck) tries to make his colleagues happy despite the faceless and cold atmosphere at their work place. Instead of the classical cliché Christmas gifts, he wants to give his colleagues something real and precious. More information on the winning fil...

Munich short film festival highlights

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The MUNICH INTERNATIONAL short film festival is taking place at the tradition-steeped Gloria Palast in the heart of the Bavarian capitol from Thursday June 12th, through Wednesday June 18th, 2008. With a full load of short films, it is a perfect way to tune-in to the "big" Munich Filmfest, which will follow on June 20th. 40 films from 17 countries are competing for the audience's favorite and the festival's prize – film stock for the next project of the winning director, which is kindly contri...

MEDIAWAVE'2008 Awards

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MEDIAWAVE'2008 Award Ceremony was held in the former synagogue, now University Concert Hall in the evening 2 May. Animation films were missing from the list of the award winner films this year, Hungarian fictions were preferred by the international jury, though the main prizes were received by Eastern-European documentaries again.Members of the international jury were: Ella Davletsina, documentary filmmaker, director of "MEETINGS IN SIBERIA" International Documentary Film Festival (RUS), Mike Ho...

NEWSLETTER N° 333: October 3, 2007

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Hollywood Black Film Festival N° 3 coming soon

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In its third film announcement, the 2008 Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) has released the line-up for its Spotlight Presentations. The festival has also announced a number of official selections added to the lineup for the eighth annual Festival. The diverse fare of 108 films unspooling at HBFF 2008 includes 23 features, 53 shorts, 16 documentaries, 12 student films, 2 animated films and 2 music videos. Opening and closing night films will be announced early next month. The Festival runs ...

Kimberly Snyder as a Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company

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Eastman Kodak Company announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Kimberly Snyder as a Vice President of the company, effective immediately. Snyder, 45, was last week named President and General Manager of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging business in the Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group. She is responsible for all aspects of Kodak's business with the motion picture and television industry. This includes both the traditional film technologies used to capture and print moving ...

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