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Beyond The Bottle

Director: John Keatley.
Nearly one billion people in the world live without access to clean, safe water. When entrepreneur Bryan Pape learned of the clean water crisis, he realized he had the opportunity to help, and developed a business model that would help provide this most basic resource to those who need it most. Beyond the Bottle is a film about MiiR’s beginnings and their efforts to help solve the clean water crisis. Directed by award winning celebrity photographer John Keatley, this empowering documentary follows the MiiR team as they journey to Liberia, West Africa and experience firsthand the daily struggles lack of clean water creates. Explore the possibilities of how businesses can make a difference in the lives of many and learn how this small company is making a big difference.

Palm Beach Film Festival Perseveres

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  Despite intense economic challenges and a precipitous cut in cultural funding, the Palm Beach International Film Festival, one of the best regional festivals on the circuit, is persevering with an exciting program planned for later this month. Longtime Festival honcho Randi Emerman continues to push on for quality and diversity for local audiences in Palm Beach County, an area on Florida's southeast coast that perhaps has the greatest disparity between wealth and poverty in the nation...

The Invocation is provocative

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Emmanuel Itier provokes in  “The Invocation” by Ron Gilbert Emmanuel and I sat down in his suite at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood to discuss his journey. I have known him for over 20 years and after seeing his film, The Invocation, I discovered what I didn’t know about him. So we let the fur fly on this interview and there were no holds barred.  RGEmmanuel I just want you to know that since we are very close friends you can let me know about anything that you do not want me to pu...

The Invocation is very provocative

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"Emmanuel Itier provokes in  “The Invocation” by Ron Gilbert Emmanuel and I satdown in his suite at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood to discuss his journey. I have known him for over 20 yearsand after seeing his film, The Invocation, I discovered what I didn’t knowabout him. So we let the fur fly on this interview and there were no holdsbarred.  RGEmmanuel I just wantyou to know that since we are very close friends you can let me know aboutanything that you do not want me to pu...

Second Jaipur International Film Festival awarded 12 films

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Second Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF-2010) held at India’s Pink City Jaipur of Rajasthan screened 87 films, representing 21 countries (five continents) at OTS’ Bhagwat Singh Mehta Auditorium from January 29-31 amid jam packed and spell bound viewers. 12 films were awarded in different categories. "Le Grand Sault", a Canadian entry, winning the award for the Best short film. The 15 minute film has been made by Herve Demers of Canada. Amfuem made by Rainer Strecker of Germany won th...

11th TDF: TRIBUTES AND SPOTLIGHTS (2/13/2009)

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11th TDF: TRIBUTES AND SPOTLIGHTS (2/13/2009) 11th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - Images of the 21st Century MARCH 13 – 22, 2009 TRIBUTES AND SPOTLIGHTS TRIBUTE: AFRICA The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, within its goal of promoting social and political awareness, has chosen Africa as its main thematic tribute for its 11th edition. For the first time in Greece and the Balkans, African documentaries rel...

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PRESS RELEASE 11th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Images of the 21st Century March 13 – 22, 2009 The 11th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - Images of the 21st Century, part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, presents approximately 170 films by directors from all over the world, as well as a full parallel events program, to be announced next Monday, March 9th. OPENING FILM The ...

Africa World Documentary Film Festival

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Africa World Documentary Film Festival 5 - 8, february, 2009 Call for Entries - Click here the final submission deadline is December 1, 2008. Organiser Contact Information: Africa World Festival of Documentary Films (AWFDF) E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of African/African-American Studies, Theatre and Media Studies, Center for International Studies University of Missouri-St. Louis 63121 St. Loui...

Blue Planet Green Planet theme of the UNAFF 2008

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UNAFF 2008 Program Schedule BLUE PLANET GREEN PLANET   SUNDAY October 19 Palo Alto, Aquarius Theatre 430 Emerson Street Opening Night sponsored by Evvia I session: 7:00 PM Opening words by Mayor of Palo Alto Larry Klein 7:15 PM DISAPPEARING FROGS (USA) 7:30 PM GALAPAGOS EVOLVING (Ecuador/USA) 7:45 PM FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER (Bolivia/Canada/France/India/USA) co-presented with San Francisco International Film Festival            MONDAY October 20 ...

The 11th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF): the mission

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The 11th United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), originally conceived to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was created with the help of members of the Stanford Film Society and United Nations Association Midpeninsula Chapter, a grassroots, community-based, nonprofit organization, and has continued to grow ever since. The 11th UNAFF will be held from October 19-26, 2008 at Stanford University including screenings in Palo...

United Nations Association Film Festival themes Blue Planet Green Planet

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UNAFF 2008 Program Schedule BLUE PLANET GREEN PLANETSUNDAY October 19 I Palo Alto, Aquarius Theatre430 Emerson StreetOpening Night sponsored by EvviaI session:7:00 PM Opening words by Mayor of Palo Alto Larry Klein7:15 PM DISAPPEARING FROGS (USA)7:30 PM GALAPAGOS EVOLVING (Ecuador/USA) 7:45 PM FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER (Bolivia/Canada/France/India/USA) co-presented with San Francisco International Film Festival MONDAY October 20 I San Francisco, Roxie Cinema3117 16th Street II sessi...

Dubai to feature 3 new sections and a film market

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The 2008 edition of the Dubai International Film Festival features 12 programmes that will showcase cinema of all genres from all over the world.Selected films will be placed in the appropriate programme by DIFF management in consultation with the filmmaker. While DIFF welcomes international submissions, it should be noted that the non-Arab section of the festival is limited to only 60 films and presently does not include short films.The Cultural BridgeThe Cultural Bridge programme is one of the...

Palo Alto - United Nations Association Film Festival Higlights

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Founded in 1998 by Jasmina Bojic, film critic and educator, United Nations Association Film Festival is an international documentary film festival originally established as a collaborative project between the UNA Mid Peninsula chapter and the Stanford Film Society in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.United Nations Association Film Festival screens documentaries dealing with topics such as human rights, environment, women's issues, ...

15 world premieres at next London Film Festival

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The Times BFI 52nd London Film Festival runs from 15 October – 30 October. The programme, announced today by Artistic Director Sandra Hebron, includes a record number of world and international premieres with a total of 189 features and 108 shorts screening alongside a stellar line-up of special events and expected guests.Opening Night film, Ron Howard’s FROST/NIXON, is one of the Festival’s 15 world premieres and the Closing Night Gala is the European premiere of Danny Boyle’s SLUMDOG M...

The Tribeca Film Festival announces audience figures of 400 000

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The Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by American Express, today announced a total attendance of just under 400,000 at the 2008 Festival. Festival organizers estimated a ticketed attendance of over 155,000 to 700 screenings and 14 panel discussions throughout the 11-day festival. Approximately 85% of the Festival’s available tickets were sold or distributed to pass holders. The Festival, which featured two “hubs” in Lower...

Soup Du Jour SFIFF

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 Here is what's going on today at the festival in San Francisco, courtesy of                   fest08.sffs.org Who’s In Town? Arriving today are directors Dorota Kedzierzawska (Time to Die) and Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg); actor Danuta Szaflarska (Time to Die); cinematographer Arthur Reinhart (Time to Die); and Founder’s Directing Award recipient Mike Leigh (Topsy-Turvy). What to Do? By chance, Newton I. Aduaka’s harrowing Ezra, about child soldiers ...

Malibu International Film Festival events

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The ninth edition of the Malibu International Film Festival announces its official film screenings and special events schedule for April 4 - 6, 2008. This year’s festival is honored to screen 29 films from around the world. Countries represented in this year's festival are Canada, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Liberia, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom & USA. The Malibu Film Festival offers something for everyone with a diverse line-up of films and special event...

Tribeca reveals line up of 122 feature films from 31 countries

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line-ups for its World Narrative and World Documentary Feature Film Competitions as well the films it has chosen to present in the Encounters section for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. The Festival will present a streamlined selection of 122 feature films from 31 different countries, including 55 World Premieres, ten International Premieres, 26 North American Premieres, eig...

LA Pan African Film & Art Fest winners

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The 16th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) today announced the winners of its 2008 Pan African Film and Arts Filmmakers Awards and Audience Favorite Awards. Jury Prizes were awarded in the following categories: Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Narrative Short, Best Feature, and Best Director-First Feature. New for the 2008 PAFF is the addition of The Oscar Micheaux Award, named after the first African-American filmmaker. In addition to the Jury Prizes, Audience Fav...

LA Pan African Film & Art Fest line up, largest ever

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The 16th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) today announced the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for their 2008 film competition. Known for showcasing new films first and recognized as America's premiere black film festival, past PAFF features have included box office and award-winning hits: Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Redemption, Crazy As Hell, Kingdom Come, The Brothers, Gridlock'd, Days of Glory, and the 2006 Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Film, T...

Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards

  Monday, April 30------The Tribeca Film Institute announced the winners of the fourth Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards.  Tribeca All Access (TAA) is a program designed to help foster relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. At ceremonies held over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Center, the following winners were honored:NARRATIVE SECTION PRIZE: Ben Rekhi for his current screenplay WASTE, which tells the story ...

Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards

Monday, April 30------The Tribeca Film Institute today announced the winners of the fourth Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Awards.  Tribeca All Access (TAA) is a program designed to help foster relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities. At ceremonies held over the weekend at the Tribeca Film Center, the following winners were announced:NARRATIVE SECTION PRIZE: Ben Rekhi for his current screenplay WASTE, which tells the st...

"Time of the Writer" it's writers' time in Durban

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Announcing the 10th TIME OF THE WRITER international writers festivalDurban: 19 - 24 March 200718 writers from 10 countries will descend on Durban for a stimulating feast of words, ideas, and discussion at the Time of the Writer international writers festival. Hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu Natal), the festival celebrates its tenth year with an extensive week-long programme of activities from 19 to 24 March. Diversity of the written word is a notable feature of the...

Film Forum in New York to screen Documentaries from Soros/Sundance Doc Fund

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The Open Society Institute and Sundance Institute today announced a series of 19 international documentaries that will be screened at Film Forum in New York City, October 26-29, 2006. The Soros/Sundance Documentary Fund: A 10th Anniversary Film Series, showcases provocative social justice and human rights documentaries made with support from the fund. These works attest to the rich artistic and political expression of the filmmakers and demonstrate the power of cinematic storytelling to bring a...

Undiscovered Gems receive theatrical distribution in the US

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While an astonishing number of American independent features and documentaries are receiving at least a token theatrical distribution in US theaters, there are many deserving films that are falling through the cracks. These films may have won a slew of awards at prestigious festivals, been invited all over the world to screen outside their home country, and even secured enthusiastic reviews in the trade press, but in the end, they go undistributed.A group of six of these “Festival orphans” a...

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