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Nicole Kidman honored at Palm Springs

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The 16th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman with the distinguished Chairman’s Award and Academy Award winner Howard Shore with the Frederick Loewe Award for Film Composing at the Festival’s Annual Awards Gala, announced Chairman Earl Greenburg. Alejandro Amenábar (director of The Sea Inside), who directed Kidman in The Others, will present the award to her, Shore’s presenter will be announced at a later date. The Awards ...

Gibson awarded producer of the year at Hollywood fest

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Academy Award-winning producer/director MEL GIBSON will receive the "Hollywood Producer of the Year Award"The Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors, co-chaired by Paula Wagner, is proud to announce that this year's festival will honor Oscar(r) winning producer/director MEL GIBSON with its "Hollywood Producer of the Year Award."The award will be bestowed upon Mr. Gibson as part of the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony on Monday evening, October 18, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.Other industry pr...

8th InFACT™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase in Wyoming

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The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, in partnership with Jackson Hole Cinemas and the International Documentary Association (IDA), is bringing the Eighth Annual InFACT™ Theatrical Documentary Showcase to Jackson, Wyoming this fall. Jackson Hole Cinemas owner, Frank Londy said, "I can think of no time when the importance of documentary films has been more apparent. Seeing a powerful, personal film about a subject near to the heart of the documentarian filmmaker on the movie screen has trem...

LALIFF latino Fest in LA closed 8th edition

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LALIFF closed its Eighth Edition at the Egyptian Theatre, in the heart of Hollywood. The juries gave their verdicts at a ceremony conducted by LALIFF’s chairman Edward James Olmos and Marlene Dermer, Executive Director. Actress Lupe Ontiveros spoke on behalf of the Feature Film Jury. The award to Best Opera Prima went to Hoy y mañana (Argentina) by Alejandro Chomski, Best Screenplay to India Pravile (Argentina) by Mario Sabato, Best Director to Nancy Savoca for her film Dirt, and the “Ri...

Hollywood fest announces its craft winners

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HOLLYWOOD FEST ANNOUNCES CRAFT KUDOS WINNERSRecipients to be feted at Hollywood Awards GalaThe Hollywood Film Festival announces honorees who will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at the festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, which will take place on October 18, 2004, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.Academy-nominated editor Sally Menke will receive the "Hollywood Editor of the Year Award," Academy Award-winning visual effects artist John Dykstra will receive the ...

Rita Moreno homage from LALIFF

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GABI RECIPIENT RETROSPECTIVE: RITA MORENO (Retrospectiva Premio Gabi: Rita Moreno)Each year the Festival honors an artist’s career and contribution to cinema with the “Gabi”, Gabriel Figueroa Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the heart and soul of the Festival and has been bestowed in the past to Raúl Julia, Carlos Saura, María Félix, Anthony Quinn, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Federico Luppi and of course, Gabriel Figueroa. This year, in its eight edition, LOS ANGELES LATINO INTE...

Idaho fall fest will bend it like beckham

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COMING THIS FALL…THE 2004 IDAHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The 2nd Annual Idaho International Film Festival will take place September 30 through October 3, 2004 in downtown Boise with screenings at the historic Egyptian Theatre, The Flicks and The Boise Centre on the Grove. The 2003 Idaho International Film Festival introduced Boise to an eclectic array of international and independent American film including the international smash hit BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM; Academy Awards nominee THE CRIME O...

Paul Robeson award initiative at next FESPACO

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PAUL ROBESON AWARD INITIATIVEFESPACO 2005FESPACO, the Pan-African film and television festival, is the biggest, regular cultural event on the continent with thousands expected to attend this year. Thanks to efforts of a few serious film enthusiasts, FESPACO was founded in 1969 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, West Africa.Due to the admiration and hope that FESPACO inspired amongst the people of Burkina Faso and Black filmmakers from Africa and the African Diaspora, the festival became an institutio...

Transilvania International Film Festival program

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Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) - Third edition Romanian Film Promotion is organizing between May 28th – June 6th 2004, in Cluj-Napoca, The Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), the only film festival in Romania solely intended for feature-films.City of Cluj is the main cultural centre of Transilvania and is located within an area known for its past, as part of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and which has a great tourism potential. Cluj is an old town, has a long aca...

Yair Landau to chair Israel Film Festival anniversary

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ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SHOWCASING THE BEST IN ISRAELI CINEMAYair Landau, Vice Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, will serve as the Chairman of the 20th Anniversary of the Israel Film Festival. The Honorary Co-Chairman is Arnon Milchan.Jason Alexander to Host Gala Kick-Off With Award Presentations to Gale Anne Hurd, Norman Jewison, Arthur Hiller and Israeli Filmmaker Eitan EvanOpening Night Film “Nina’s Tragedies” Will Premiere at the Academy of Motion Picture A...

Nominees and winners listings

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76th Academy Awards®Oscars® for the 76th Annual Academy Awards were presented on Sunday, February 29, 2004 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.Actor in a leading role Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (Buena Vista)Ben Kingsley in "House of Sand and Fog" (DreamWorks in association with Cobalt Media Group)Jude Law in "Cold Mountain" (Miramax)Bill Murray in "Lost in Translation" (Focus Features)++++ Sean Penn in "Mystic River" (Warner Bros.)...

Oscar ceremony serves up a clean sweep and a long nap

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Oscar ceremony serves up a clean sweep and a long nap February 29, 2004Sean Penn picked the wrong year to attend the Oscars. Hollywood’s favorite rebel – and four-time best actor nominee – famously snubbed Academy Awards ceremonies in the past. Though he threatened, yet again, to bypass this year’s awards show, he turned up Sunday night in a sleek tux with wife Robin by his side. Penn went on to win the best actor gold for his Mystic River turn – but he also had to sit through one of t...

A Denys Arcand Q&A.: foreign film invasion.

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Foreign Films – and Denys Arcand -- Invade HollywoodThough fewer and fewer foreign films flicker on America’s screens every year, foreign films – and foreigners -- enjoyed a strong showing at Sunday night’s Academy awards. Nominations went to Brazilian’s City of God, New Zealand’s Whale Rider, France’s The Triplets of Belleville and Germany’s Die Rote Jacke, to name a few. Not one of these films walked away with the gold Sunday night, but plenty of New Zealander from the Lord of ...

Oscar ceremony serves up a clean sweep and a long nap

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Sean Penn picked the wrong year to attend the Oscars. Hollywood’s favorite rebel – and four-time best actor nominee – famously snubbed Academy Awards ceremonies in the past. Though he threatened, yet again, to bypass this year’s awards show, he turned up Sunday night in a sleek tux with wife Robin by his side. Penn went on to win the best actor gold for his Mystic River turn – but he also had to sit through one of the most lackluster awards ceremonies in years.Billy Crystal’s cracked...

Milos Forman honored at SFIFF this April

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MILOS FORMAN TO BE RECIPIENT OF FILM SOCIETY DIRECTING AWARD AT 47th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALDirector, Producer, Writer in San Francisco April 22Milos Forman will receive the Film Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Directing at the 47th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 15–29). The Award will be presented to Forman by Danny DeVito on Thursday, April 22, 2004 at Film Society Awards Night at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. The San Francisco Film Society wi...

Oscar ceremony serves up a clean sweep and a long nap

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Sean Penn picked the wrong year to attend the Oscars. Hollywood’s favorite rebel – and four-time best actor nominee – famously snubbed Academy Awards ceremonies in the past. Though he threatened, yet again, to bypass this year’s awards show, he turned up Sunday night in a sleek tux with wife Robin by his side. Penn went on to win the best actor gold for his Mystic River turn – but he also had to sit through one of the most lackluster awards ceremonies in years.Billy Crystal’s cracked...

The presenters of the Oscar ceremony

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The 76th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 29th at 8:00PMThe Producer: Joe RothThe Host: Billy Crystal The presenters:Adrien Brody, Alec Baldwin, Angelina Jolie Ben Stiller, Charlize TheronChris Cooper, Colin FarrellDiane Lane, Francis Ford Coppola, Ian McKellan, Jack BlackJada Pinkett Smith, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jim CarreyJohn Cusack, John TravoltaJude LawJulia RobertsJulianne MooreLiv Tyler Nicolas Cage, Oprah WinfreyOwen Wilson Pierce Brosnan, Queen Latifah Renee Zellweger Robin William...

Mar del Plata unveils panorama

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Mr. Miguel Pereira, President of Mar del Plata International Film Festival announced that the 19th Edition of the Festival will be held between March 11th and March 20th, 2004.Babenco’s CARANDIRU -powerful drama set in a prison- representing Brazil in the forthcoming Academy Awards, will be opening the Festival at the Opening Gala, and Pupi Avati’s IL CUORE AL TROVE (The heart is everywhere) will be screened for the Closing Gala on the 20th . Both filmmakers will be attending the festival.Es...

Peter Jackson 3 times DGA nominees gets it

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The winners of the 2003 Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards and the recipients of the DGA's 2004 Lifetime Achievement Awards were announced tonight at the 56th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Carl Reiner hosted the Awards ceremony which attracted a record 1,750 guests, including the full slate of presenters: Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Maria Bello (The Cooler), Bob Butler (The Division), Keisha ...

Santa Barbara red carpet

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It didn’t matter to the packed audience inside or the crowd bundled up against a stiff wind outside the Lobero Theatre Tuesday night that Charlize Theron was running late. Golden Globe-winner Charlize is simply the hottest star on the planet and her presence meant another coup for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which opened last weekend with a tribute to filmmaker Peter Jackson and a host of national attention.On this night, Theron was honored with Outstanding Performance of th...

Oscar – and Latin Flair - is in the air at Santa Barbara

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Oscar – and Latin Flair - is in the air at Santa Barbara This year’s Santa Barbara Film Festival feels like an Academy Awards kick-off party thanks to appearances by directors, producers and screenwriters associated with Oscar hopefuls from Lord of the Rings to Monster. SBIFF unspooled Friday night with a screening of Argentina’s official Academy Award foreign language submission Valentin. Alejandro Agresti’s comedy, about a little boy who yearns for a mother, did not make it to the Osc...

Marcel Ophuls honored at full Frame docu fest in april

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FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL TO HONOR MARCEL OPHULS AT THIS YEARS FESTIVAL, APRIL 1 – 4, 2004 HBO’s film Elaine Stritch at Liberty, based on Elaine Stritch’s Tony Award-Winning One-Woman Broadway Show, to have its World Premiere; Stritch will join Ophuls, Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Harry Shearer and others as special guests Elaine Stritch at Liberty, HBO’s documentary film on Elaine Stritch’s one-woman Broadway show will open this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The...

Oscar fundraising event at the Castro Theatre

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OSCAR® FEVER STRIKES THE CASTROCure can be found by attending The Academy Gala on Sunday, February 29, 2004.The 76th Annual Academy Awards® Telecast Presented Live On The Castro Theatre Big-Screen Lights! Camera! Action! The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northern California is proud to announce that their 3rd annual Oscar® night fundraising event, The Academy Gala, will be presented for the very first time at its new home in the festive heart of San Francisco at the legendary Castro Theat...

Costner, Zanuck and Minghella: Palm Springs tributes

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Actor Costner, Producer Zanuck and Director Minghella to Be Honored at Upcoming 15th Annual Palm Springs International Film FestivalThe tributes and awards for the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival are now announced. Academy Award winning actor/director/producer Kevin Costner, Academy Award-winning producer Richard D. Zanuck, and Academy winning director Minghella will be honored at the Award Gala being held on Sunday, January 11, 2004 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. T...

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