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Successful first festival puts Curaçao on the film map

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The well-attended, first ever Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam has put Willemstad well and truly on the map in terms of film watching and film making. During the four days of the festival, 7,000 visitors made their way to The Cinemas in Otrobanda, a regional top result. Festival instigator Fundashon Bon Intenshon and co-organiser the International Film Festival Rotterdam aim to hold the film festival again next year. The second Curaçao IFFR will then take place from 28 to 31 ...

Berlinale 2012: First Films for the Competition and Berlinale Special

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The first five films for the Competition of the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival have been confirmed. The selected productions and co-productions are from Indonesia, Spain, the People’s Republic of China, Hongkong/China, the Philippines, Great Britain, Germany, the USA and France. What’s more, five films are set for the Berlinale Special: the Indian-German co-production Don – The King Is Back, the documentary Marley by Kevin Macdonald from Great Britain and the USA, the Spanish film...

facebook promotion campaign for The Mighty Macs

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For the filmmakers of The Mighty Macs, last weekend's highest grossing limited release film, Facebook put a new spin on film marketing by offering advertisers the ability to target consumers based on their 'Favorites.' The strategy is simple: target an audience based on the 'Favorite films' posted on their Facebook page, then deliver a compelling message that informs them that there is a new film that is just like their favorite movie."If you know what a Facebook user's favorite films have been ...

Film Independent producers lab selection

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14 FILMMAKERS & 9 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR FILM INDEPENDENT’S 2010 PRODUCERS LABFilm Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival just wrapped its 10th annual Producers Lab earlier this week with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Sponsored by Technicolor and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program took place in Los Angeles and was designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into...

Jennifer Aniston As Body ICON

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Jennifer Aniston has been voted the top body icon in a new poll.The actress from ' Marley & Me "attracted more than one third of the votes in a poll conducted by Astral moisturizer She beaten Marilyn Monroe, Halle Berry and Cheryl Cole. The 41 - year old beauty was also named as the star, most respondents in the age group 35 to 50 can relate to, coming close in front of Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman.Many experts credit Jennifer is a stunning appearance with its good care of her body...

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...

Planet Terror

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"Marriage doctors William and Dakota Block (Josh Brolin and Marley Shelton) are witnessing a worrying, devastating the town of the disease, whose symptoms are changes in the body and empty look in the eyes of the victims..." This movie is really a wonderful black comedy... -- tennis odd baseball odd ...

Highlights on the 6th Glasgow Film Festival, Scotland with style

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Glasgow Film Festival 18 - 28 February 2010 Supported by Glasgow: Scotland with style   The 6th GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL will run from February 18th  - 28th   2010 in venues throughout the city. The festival is the fastest-growing film event in the UK, attracting audiences of almost 30,000 in 2009 when it played host to a bumper crop of European and UK premieres including In The Loop, Last Chance Harvey, Gran Torino and Marley and Me. A multi-venue, multi-partnership event e...

(UNTITLED) Wins North American Indie Prize

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  (UNTITLED), a sharp comedy about the New York art scene, was the winner at the inaugural North American Independents Competition at POFF, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The film, directed by Jonathan Parker and co-written by Parker and producer Catherine Di Napoli, was a major hit here in Tallinn, with capacity crowds attending sold-out screenings. The film, which had a theatrical release in the United States via Samuel Goldwyn Company, tells the tale of a fashionable ...

Winners of the Fido Awards

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WINNERS OF THE 2009 CANINE ‘OSCARS' ANNOUNCED: The Fido Awards and Dogs Trust celebrate winning dog actors   Winners of the Fido Awards presented in association with Dogs Trust and honouring canine cinematic excellence were announced today at the prestigious ceremony at BFI Southbank. The full list of winners is as follows:   HISTORICAL HOUND (for period drama excellence)                The Young Victoria ROM-COM ROVER (for romantic-comedy com...

Miami Shorts: Festival in action

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The Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF) has unveiled a sneak peek of the program for its 8th annual edition, scheduled for November 13th - 22nd, announcing a special focus on the environment. "Back To The Roots" is MsFF's slogan for 2009, as the Festival adds a new prize category for Best Environmental Short Film and replaces its Opening Night Gala red carpet with a "green" carpet. "The first films ever made were short films," MsFF Founder and Director William Vel...

20 new films announced for Chicago Fest

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Cinema/Chicago is proud to announce another 20 films that will appear at this year's Chicago International Film Festival. From dazzling CGI animation to tales of existential ennui and little white lies gone wrong, The 45th Chicago International Film Festival promises an impressive array of diverse films that will excite cinema fans in Chicago and beyond. Below is a newly released sampling of the 145 films that will be shown at this year's Chicago International Film Festival, which will take plac...

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BUCKS ECONOMIC TRENDS TO SET NEW RECORDS FOR REVENUE AND ATTENDANCE

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Longest-Running Film Festival in the Americas Enjoys a Spectacular 52nd Year with Superb Programming, Numerous Special Guests and Many Memorable Sold-out Events The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23-May 7) with 272 screenings of 151 films from 55 countries, with 144 filmmakers and 54 industry guests from 25 countries in attendance, with an estimated 82,000 filmgoers. Over its packed 15 days the Festival set new record highs for att...

SFIFF52 Lineup Announced

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The full schedule for the 52nd San Francisco International Film Festival, April 23-May 7, is now available at fest09.sffs.org. Keep an eye out for new films by masters like Claire Denis (35 Shots of Rum), John Boorman (The Tiger's Tail) and Hirokazu Kore-eda (Still Walking); brilliant documentaries by Heddy Honigmann (Oblivion), Joe Berlinger (Crude) and Anne Aghion (My Neighbor, My Killer); and remarkable feature debuts from Benjamin Gilmour (Son of a Lion), Aida Begic (Snow) an...

Tribeca Talks Series

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its two discussion programs – the Tribeca Talks Series and “Behind the Screens: Films and Conversations about Truth, Clarity and Responsibility,” sponsored by iShares Exchange Traded Funds. The Tribeca Talks Series includes “Tribeca Talks Panels,” “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks Special Events,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry” and “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble.” The 2009 ...

IFFF Defines the Family Film Genre

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Great Stories Bring Families Together The International Family Film Festival (IFFF) is coming to “the lot” at the world famous Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, 5300 Melrose Avenue, February 26th – March 1st, 2009 with a plethora of premiers and international debuts. Not only are select films being screened from around the world, but IFFF has introduced a new ratings system: CH – Children 12 and under GA – General Audience ...

Cinema decline? Don't believe flawed research

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There’s a memorable scene in Duck Soup when one of the Marx Brothers, who when caught red-handed while engaged in skullduggery, asks a witness, “Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?” It’s a marvelous metaphor for those perplexing times in life when a common sense observation conflicts with information from a third party. A few weeks ago, a reputable syndicated researcher reported its findings that 35% of consumers in a survey responded that they go to fewer movies over th...

Third Annual Black Docs Film Series

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Landmark Theatre Hosts Third Annual Black Docs Film Series, America's Top Screening Program 2008 Theme is "Through The Eyes Of" / Program examines Bob Marley, Mexico, American Indian/AfroMexican Heritage, Cuban Music, Jack & Jill of America, Urban and Demographic Change, and the Migration of Free Slaves / Chuck D, Darlise Blount, Danny Glover, Gwen Ifill, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Lauryn Hill, Los Zafiros, Marley Family, Mascogos, Michaela Angela Davis, Pamela Edwards, and Regina King highlighted Wash...

Sand And Celluloid At Bermuda Film Festival

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When you host a well-organized film event on a beautiful island in the Atlantic Ocean, the appeal is instantaneous. For the Bermuda International Film Festival, which kicked off its eleventh season this past Friday, the mix of top flight films and a genial atmosphere make for a winning combination. The Festival opened on Friday night with the audience pleaser ST. TRINIAN'S, a comedic farce by director Oliver Parker, best known for his film adaptations of the Oscar Wilde plays THE IMPORTANCE OF ...

Sand And Celluloid At Bermuda Film Festival

 Monday, March 31------When you host a well-organized film event on a beautiful island in the Atlantic Ocean, the appeal is instantaneous. For the Bermuda International Film Festival, which kicked off its eleventh season this past Friday, the mix of top flight films and a genial atmosphere make for a winning combination.  The Festival opened on Friday night with the audience pleaser ST. TRINIAN'S, a comedic farce by director Oliver Parker, best known for his film adaptations of the Oscar Wilde...

NewFest 2007 Official Selection NY Premiere of THE GODFATHER OF DISCO

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By Maria Esteves - May 23, 2007 THE GODFATHER OF DISCO, directed by Gene Graham will have its N.Y. Premiere at NewFest 2007: The 19th Annual New York LGBT Film Festival on Friday, June 1, 5:45 p.m., and Saturday, June 2, 1:30 p.m. at the AMC Loews 34th St Theater. Winner of the 2007 Emerging Filmmakers Award, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, THE GODFATHER OF DISCO will also screen at the 20th Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Saturday, June 2, 2007, 4:00...

GRINDHOUSE PRESENTS PLANET TERROR explodes onto DVD

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Busting at the seams with outrageous action sequences, deliciously over-the-top characters and gross special effects, Robert Rodriguez's (Sin City, Once Upon a Time in Mexico) GRINDHOUSE PRESENTS PLANET TERROR explodes onto DVD as a two-disc extended and unrated edition on October 16 from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company. Rose McGowan ("Charmed," Scream, The Black Dahlia) and Freddy Rodriguez (Bobby, "Six Feet Under") give stunning performances as go-go girl-tur...

7th Annual Woodstock Museum FREE Film Festival

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7th Annual Woodstock Museum FREE Film Festival runs September 1-3 at Woodstock Town Hall Herewith the detailed program SEPT 1 - FRIDAY 8PM Opening Ceremony with Rainbow Weaver, Mohawk Turtle ClanUsing Iroquois protocol, the film festival opens with traditionalIroquois Thanksgiving ceremony. Everyone’s in the circle.No one is left out. 8:30 One Day at a Time Filmmaker Jennifer Horndocuments Aunt Christine whose upbeat spirit takes a new spinon an otherwise...

Rock N Roll Film Festival goes Hip-Hop!

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The Backseat Film Festival’s 5th installment of our monthly screening series is on Wednesday, March 31st 2004 at the Two Boots Pioneer Theatre (155 East 3rd street at Ave A) in New York City. NYC PREMIERE OF Hip Hop Immortals: We Got Your Kids www.wegotyourkids.com Hip hop Immortals: We Got Your Kids answers the call of hip hop lifers everywhere by capturing a unique and honest portrayal of hip hop not as a target market, but as a heartbeat. Recognizing that the energy goes beyond music, beyo...

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