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 Sundance Institute announced today 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. Short Film Awards will be announced at a ceremony on January 22 at Park City’s Jupiter Bowl, with feature film awards announced at a separate ceremony on January 26.   Members of the Alfred P. Sloan Jury will be announced in January. U.S. DOCUMENTARY JURY Liz Garbus Academy Award® nominated...

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Lotus

Director: Pascale Simons.
The daughter of a mother who wants to die, a disabled soccer player, a family man with a double life, a hip couple in their thirties and a broken family with an autistic son. They all live in one city. And in the next 24 hours , they will be more connected than they think. A painful and loving look at the complexity of loneliness in the Netherlands. LOTUS is a rare cinematic experience that challenges audiences to question their own loneliness and that of others. Diving headfirst into the harsh individualistic reality of a big city, this film investigates fear, loneliness and love from multiple perspectives. No one seems safe in the battle for happiness. And no one is immune to the hidden pain of individualism and anonymity that causes loneliness and changes lives. The lotus is a water plant that grows from the mud towards the light. The lotus effect is the phenomenon that occurs when dirt lands on the leaf of a Lotus: It won't stick. This self-cleaning feature is due to the numerous small bumps on the leaf.

Film Festivals Posters awards

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The website www.FilmFestivalPosters.com  has announced the award recipients for the 2011 year. 2011 Award Recipients: GOLD Los Angeles Film Festival 2011 SPECIAL JURY AWARD LIKE ad, FANTASPORTO Oporto International Film Festival 2011 SILVER Vancouver International Film Festival 2011 French Film Festival in Australia 2011 Transatlantyk: Poznan International Film and Music Festival 2011 Guadalajara International Film Festival 2011 Karlovy Va...

Reeling hits 30, but refuses to grow old!

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Though Reeling is the second-oldest LGBT film festival in the world and has reached a milestone 30th anniversary, we're still thinking young and looking forward. Rather than the expected seriousness of retrospective screenings, we prefer to celebrate our anniversary by showcasing new and exciting work that continues to push boundaries and expand LGBT representation - the kind of work that the festival was founded to encourage.       Reeling's poster image this year - a kitten in ...

NewFest: A Meeting Of The LGBT Clan

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  "Film festivals for the LGBT community are not just about cinema”, Lesli Klainberg, NewFest’s Executive Director commented in a phone interview. “They have always functioned as community building events where like-minded audiences can commune in the presence of filmmakers in a shared experience.” This cinematic sharing begins later this week as NewFest: The New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film  Festival kicks off an ambitious season of films currently playin...

Film Independent launches a Documentary Lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has launched a new Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting, with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All of the Film Independent Labs are designed to suppor...

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...

Reeling 2010: The Chicago G&L Film Festival

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Reeling 2010: The 29th Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film FestivalNovember 4 - 13Reeling 2010, the second-oldest lesbian and gay film festival in the world, opens its 29th year on November 4th, showcasing innovative gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from around the world. Reeling will take place at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark St.), the Festival's home base at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.) and, for the first time in festival history, Instituto Cervan...

The Anaheim International Film Festival ready for upgrade

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The Anaheim International Film Festival (AIFF) has signed FESTWORKS, the premier film festival consultancy, to provide artistic direction and programming for its inaugural event, taking place October 13-17 at UltraStar Cinemas at the Anaheim GardenWalk. FESTWORKS’ principals Rose Kuo, Robert Koehler, John Wildman and David Rogers launched their firm earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival after a highly celebrated year for the AFI FEST 2009. FESTWORKS’ Matt Bolish, also an AFI Fest ...

NEWSLETTER N° 472: july 21, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 472: july 21, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 81 000 film professionnals e...

NEWSLETTER N° 471: july 10, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 471: july 10, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 81 000 film professionnals e...

Sparkles from Spork and Bear hugs and Semper Fi close Los Angeles Outfest

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On a warm cuddley night under the stars in Hollywood's John Anson Fordtheatre "Spork" brought cheers and applause for this teenage comedy dealingwith the trials and tribulations of a 14 year hermaphrodite who danced into our hearts. The 28th year of Outfest brought out the best special programs ever andthe judges had so many difficult decisions in picking the winners from the poolof talent and the Marine motto Semper Fi is also fitting so the winners are:  Special Pr...

Los Angeles Outfest opens with a Howl

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At the Orpheum theater in Downtown Los Angeles theopening night was a  gay festival as theadjective was originally referred to as feelings of being "carefree", "happy", or "bright andshowy”In its 28th year it is thelongest running film festival in Los Angeles and has earned it place in Hollywood which is the Mecca of the film Industry.Jane Lynch was presented with the OutfestLifetime achievement award which she so rightly earned and left us laughing buther closing wor...

Los Angeles Outfest opens with a Howl

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At the Orpheum theater in Downtown Los Angeles the opening night was a gay festival as the adjective was originally referred to as feelings of being "carefree", "happy", or "bright and showy”In its 28th year it is the longest running film festival in Los Angeles and has earned it place in Hollywood which is the Mecca of the film Industry.Jane Lynch was presented with the Outfest Lifetime achievement award which she so rightly earned and left us laughing but her closing words were “Find wha...

The winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards.

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  TLAgay.com (http://www.tlagay.com/), one of the largest online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailers in the country, announced today the winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards. The Gaybies honor the very best in gay and lesbian movies, television, literature, online journalism and film festivals from 2009. The winners can be found here: http://www.tlaraw.com/smutties/a-4 Nominations were determined by the TLAgay.com staff. However, winners were selected by p...

The winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards

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TLAgay.com (http://www.TLAgay.com), one of the largest online and direct mail DVD and VOD entertainment retailers in the country, announced today the winners of the 2010 Gaybie Awards. The Gaybies honor the very best in gay and lesbian movies, television, literature, online journalism and film festivals from 2009.The winners can be found here: http://www.tlagay.com/gaybies/a-2Nominations were determined by the TLAgay.com staff. However, winners were selected by poll of TLA customers and fans. ...

Trembling Before G_d by Sandi Dubowski

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Synopsis Sandi DuBowski's documentary Trembling before G-D is about gays and Lesbians who are either Orthodox or Hasidic Jews. And while there is no shortage of documentaries about gay and lesbian human beings in all sorts of situations and communities, not many of them are as nervy or as revealing as this one. DirectorSandi Simcha DuBowski (Director, Producer) is a filmmaker and writer based in New York. DuBowski is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation's 1999 Film/Video/Multime...

NEWSLETTER N° 401: February 4, 2009

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Our newsletter reaches over 73 000 subscribers every week   Follow this link if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor of the site, Advertise on the sites. ENJOY THE NEW VERSION OF THE SITE LAUNCHED THIS WEEK Quick summary of the changes on fest21.com include : - New look, easier navigation - Transfer of the Festival Directory data...

Outfest announces line-up for Fusion 2009

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Outfest, the Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and preserving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media, has announced the extraordinary line-up for Fusion 2009: The Sixth Annual Los Angeles LGBT People of Color Film Festival, presented by HBO. An impressive program of films, panels, workshops, and parties will be featured during the three-day event that takes place March 6 through 8. The screenings of features and short films will be held at the...

Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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The largest film festival in Southern California, OUTFEST presents high-quality gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender themed films & videos to build bridges between audiences, filmmakers and the entertainment industry.

Northwest Film & Video Festival

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A juried survey of new moving image arts by independent Northwest film and video makers, the Festival draws over 300 entries in all genres each year and is judged by a prominent filmmaker, curator or critic. Now in it's 36th year, the Festival provides a forum where outstanding independent work receives public recognition, critical appraisal, and an engaged and enthusiastic regional audience. Past judges have included Gus Van Sant, Matt Groening, Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon, Bill Plympton, Dan Ireland, Karen Cooper of Filmforum, B. Ruby Rich, Amy Taubin, Jim Hoberman, and John Cooper, Sundance and Outfest programmer. Generally, 30-45 shorts, features, and documentaries are screened during the Festival, then 10-15 shorts are selected for the Best of the Northwest Tour program which travels the following year throughout the Northwest to media arts centers, museums, arts councils, and universities. Total audience exceeds 6000.

NEWSLETTER N° 388: November 4, 2008

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Check out the Festivals posters gallery on fest21.com Dailies from Montreal Toronto San Sebastian London Cinemed   _____________________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE FORT LAUDERDALE FILM FESTIVAL FLIFF Centerpiece Film: PLAY THE GAME Film In Focus: TIED TO A CHAIR Online Shorts Competition At FLIFF ...

Todd Heustess named new Outfest Executive Director

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Outfest, the world's leading organization dedicated to showcasing, protecting and nurturing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film imagery and artistry, has named Todd Heustess Executive Director. The announcement was made by Outfest Board of Directors Co-Presidents, Angela Courtin and Joe Lupariello. After a nationwide search, the Board of Directors selected Heustess and introduced him to Outfest stakeholders at last month’s annual Legacy Awards, which honored Academy Award®-winning pro...

NEWSLETTER N° 381: September 17, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Toronto Film Festival Closed With Awards Announcements Manhattan Short Announces Finalists 2008 AsoloArtFilmFestival Awards Outfest announces recipients of Legacy Awards Toronto People's Choice Award to Slumdog Millionaire Foto Mentor award to Laurence Gartel Spanish winner at the 4th BuSho Festival 65th Venice Film Festival Official Venezia 65 Awards _______________________...
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