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Winter Film Awards Congratulates our 48-Hour Film Challenge Winners!

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CONGRATULATIONS to OUR WINNERS Winter Film Awards 48-Hour Film Challenge 2012 What Can YOU Do In Just 48 Hours? WINTER FILM AWARDS, a new independent Film Festival in NYC, is pleased to congratulate our winners for our first annual 48-Hour Film Challenge! Winter Film Awards challenged the local community to create a 5-7 minute film from start to finish in just a single weekend. The WFA 48-Hour Film Challenge got under way on Friday, November 30 at 8pm. Each team was provided with one o...

“TRASHED” HITS PICCADILLY AND TAKES JEREMY IRONS ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, DISBELIEF AND HOPE

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM 'Sally Fischer Public Relations' “TRASHED” (2012) screened Saturday, September 29 at 9:00PM at the Apollo Piccadilly Cinema in London Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and Academy Award-winning composer Vangelis attended screening “TRASHED” HITS PICCADILLY AND TAKES JEREMY IRONS ON A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY, DISBELIEF AND HOPE   London, UK: Candida Brady brings her hot topic film "TRASHED" to the Raindance Film Festiva...

Nobody Else but You

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by Ron Gilbert Director Gérald Hustache-Mathieu has jumped into the Marilyn Monroe mystique and has created a film which allows you to join him in his whodunnit script. David Rousseau (Jean-Paul Rouve) is a crime novelist( just think James Elroy), and is searching for a story for his a new novel and lo and behold ,while speeding down the highway in his convertible,he passes the scene of an accident or it is a suicide and his writer/detective instincts start to flow as he follows t...

A Shaded View on Fashion Film Awards

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  Announcing the Winners of the 4th Edition of the Festival: ‘A Shaded View on Fashion Film'   In a rapturous awards ceremony held on the opening night of Diane Pernet's three-day international festival A Shaded View On Fashion (ASVOFF), nine ‘fashion films' were bestowed upon winners with gongs and prizes followed by a moving performance at the official venue of ASVOFF 4 in Paris, the Centre Pompidou.  Over the weekend, ASVOFF electrified enthusiasts of both fashion a...

"Opus" Opens Shriekfest Los Angeles

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I'm unfamiliar with the genre of "horror." I loved "Scream," and "I Know what you did Last Summer," in high-school when they came out, but somewhere along the way my interest piqued and hasn't come back again. I don't know, I like happy things. So last night I was excited to see inside an unfamiliar world at the Shriekfest opening night party. I talked to filmmakers about their work, horror as a genre, and the state of indie filmmaking. My wingman Cubby and I or...

Tribeca All Access Program announces the12 selected projects

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The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced the 12 projects selected for Tribeca All Access (TAA) program. This year, the program will introduce $10,000 grants for each project along with tailored mentorships to maximize its impact. Now in its eighth year, TAA was created to help foster and nurture relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. TAA will present the 12 projects throughout a five-day program taking place during ...

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...

First blog entry - Toby and Hettie make a movie

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Welcome to our blog for our films, but at the moment specifically for our latest film L'amour de Montparnasse.  It's our second major short film that we worked on together.  Toby as writer/director and myself as producer.  Our first film Alone about the Universe is 18 minutes and a sci-fi drama.  It was our first film that we sent off to festivals and at the time we were very new to the whole circuit so had no plan or strategy.  We picked up two international awards for best short and excel...

A Story of Headhunters from INDIA shown at the Cannes Festival SHORT FILM CORNER

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THE LAST OF THE TATTOOED HEAD HUNTERS THE KONYAK TRIBES OF NAGALAND, INDIAEvery year, I selected an interesting short film screening at the Cannes Festival's expanding SHORT FILM CORNER section and was lucky to hit upon a charming couple from India - she, VIKEYENO ZAO, the Director and he - INDRAJIT NARAYAN DEV, Producer and Director of Photography of the film,who made the trip over to promote their work inspite of the volcano ash hinderance. IN the photo below, taken by Indrajit, both ...

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...

Border Stories

Director: Florian Wyss.
Every Year over 300'000 Latinos cross the US Border illegally through the desert from Mexico. In a group of many, Manuel & Hannibal are the only ones, who manage it this time. After running out of food and water, they finally find a lonely trailer, but also an old man with a stroke. They have to decide, if they want to get help and risking getting sent back to Mexico. A dramatic short story about dreams, goals, choices and friendship.

Dance With Me

Director: sasha c. damjanovski.
Alice and Neil should be having the perfect holiday in their summer house in the country, she working with her dancers in the conservatory and he sipping on his tea by the lake, watching the amazing sky. Except it's not really a holiday, Neil is on a year's leave from work, pending further tests in his mysterious condition, and Alice, well she has her own problems. But is Neil's 'plan' really the solution?

Peter Weir’s "The Way Back" begins shooting

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principal photography has begun on six-time Academy Award nominee Peter Weir’s much anticipated epic film, “The Way Back,” the cast of which boasts Jim Sturgess (“21,” “Across the Universe”), Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13”), Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan (“Atonement,” Peter Jackson’s upcoming “Lovely Bones”) and Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “Miami Vice”)**. The film will be shot in Bulgaria, M...

frican-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase

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Thursday, October 23, 2008 at the “Festival Kick-Off”, BHERC will honor Black Directors of Photography as a part of its Great Day in Black Hollywood at Paramount Pictures. This historic gathering of Black Directors of Photography will honor the likes of pioneering Director of Photography, Joe Wilcots, whose work includes Roots, Bill Cosby: Himself and Matlock to name a fewThe Friday, October 24, 2008 Opening Night Reception will honor Regina Jones, Founder and Publisher of Soul Magazine (Li...

Indie Film Nation Video Podcast #03 for 8th April 2007

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Red carpet interviews at the Slamdance Film Festival on the world premiere of Homo Erectus (USA) feature length comedy starring David Carradine. Interviews with David Carradine (star) [official site], [myspace][IMDB], Scott Billups (Director of Photography) [IMDB] and Adam Rifkin (writer/director/producer/star) on [MySpace] or [IMDB] click here to watch the show or subscribe in iTunes...

Discovering Latin America Film Festival

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Discovering Latin America Film Festival25th November - 5th DecemberIn support of ArgentinaDiscovering Latin America III Film Festival brings to London a selection of internationally acclaimed feature films and documentaries, including 21 UK premieres like The First Night from Colombia, The Truce from Mexico and A Social Genocide from Argentina, among others. The programme that will run for eleven days between November 25 and December 5 will feature some of Latin America’s latest successes s...

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