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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...

Sundance Film Festival announced its Jury members

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The juries collectively are comprised of twenty-four individuals from the global film community, each of whom brings unique perspective and range of experience. Award-winning directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers in the Competition categories will be announced on the evening of January...

Sundance Film Festival juries announced

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The juries collectively are comprised of twenty-four individuals from the global film community, each of whom brings unique perspective and range of experience. Award-winning directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers in the Competition categories will be announced on the evening of January...

80 fantastic films at Neuchâtel (open air too)

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More than 80 fantastic films: what a programme!From July 3-8, 2007, the city of Neuchâtel will host its great Swiss meeting of fantastic cinema for the 7th time - a unique event presenting over 80 film premieres. This year, a new open air cinema will be inaugurated in town, near the lakeside, showing previews and unreleased films. In present two addition to four different competitions and the presence of renowned guests, the NIFFF will also special sections: a trip back to the golden age of 3D ...

Asian Films Win Cash Awards At HAF

Friday, March 23---Five Asian films in development won awards valued at $97,000 at the closing ceremonies of the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) on Thursday evening. Organized by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society and co-organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Hong Kong, Kowloon & New Territories Motion Picture Industry Association Ltd., the Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) is a film project market that aims to bring the most excit...

Berlin Film Festival Opens With A Musical Treat

Thursday, February 1-----The 57th Berlin International Film Festival opens with a musical treat….the world premiere of LA VIE EN ROSE, a sumptuous film from French director Olivier Dahan that chronicles the colorful and passionate life of French chanteuse Edith Piaf. The film and its stars will receive the full red carpet treatment at the Berlinale Palast on the evening of February 8th. Known as “the little sparrow”, Piaf has become a singer for the ages, a full-throated songbird who n...

Film In Focus: Machuca

Sunday, September 17---It is hard to portray the significance of key historical events without the passage of time. Only in retrospect does the true enormity of history unfolding take on a full dimension. Only with some distance do the true emotions come through in a way that stirs the soul and pricks the conscience. The above statements certainly apply to the Chilean film MACHUCA, considered a masterwork of contemporary Latin American cinema. Released in 2005, more than 30 years after the ev...

The Short Shorts Film Festival wrapped in Tokyo

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SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS OVER $60,000 IN PRIZESSpecial Screenings include the Japan premiere of THANK YOU FOR SMOKINGThe Short Shorts Film Festival (SSFF) closed its 8th annual festival in Tokyo this month by awarding over $60,000 in cash prizes to award-winning films. Over 1,000 guests attended the Award Ceremony at the Meiji Shrine. The ceremony will be broadcast on Japan’s Jupter TV/Movie Plus satellite channel on June 25. In attendance were Japanese and Korean celebrities, jury...

Bermuda Fest in action, opens with The Upside of Anger

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BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2005 LINEUP“THE UPSIDE OF ANGER” and “MAD HOT BALLROOM” OPEN and CLOSE MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM TO BE “FILMAKER IN FOCUS” Showcasing a film line-up as rich and eclectic as the culture of the island itself, the Bermuda International Film Festival will welcome visitors for the 8th annual Fest, March 18-24. . The Bermuda International Film Festival invites influences from around the world with films that will compete for Best Feature from the ...

Vic Independent Line Up

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VIC INDEPENDENT ANNOUNCES 2005 LINEUP!The Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival has announced it’s largest lineup to date for its 10-day celebration of film, February 4 – 13, 2005. "We're bringing the world to Victoria and at the same time showcasing Canadian and homegrown work” said Festival Director Kathy Kay. “The Vic Independent has become a strong, dynamic and multifaceted festival that Victorians are finding irresistible.”With the Festival’s strong focus on Canadian films,...

Mindtravel: Lift-Off Extraordinaire with the Animators of the NFB

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Montreal – November 26 to December 2, 2004 at 3:05 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Cinéma Parallèle (Ex-Centris), the National Film Board of Canada presents MINDTRAVEL, a programme of eight shorts from animation’s greatest filmmakers. Featured are eight films and as many countries to pique the appetite of viewers intent on travel and discovery. MINDTRAVEL includes quality works by Montréal award-winning filmmakers Michèle Cournoyer, Jacques Drouin and Craig Welch. Also featured are such renowned...

Gala screenings in Moscow

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Gala screenings the section devoted to discovery of the best from othetr festivals:Russian and foreign film makers present their latest productions. The program is made up of the films which were an exceptional success at the recent world film festivals: “Head-on” by Fatih Akin - Grand-Prix at 2004 Berlin film festival,“Bad Education” by Pedro Almodovar – the film that opened Cannes-2004, “Nobody Knows” by Hirokazu Kore-Eda – Best Actor at Cannes-2004,“Old Boy” by Park Chan-w...

Uncovered the war on Iraq - political thunderbolt

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“A POLITICAL THUNDERBOLT”UNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQScreeners available upon requestLOS ANGELES, CA – June 8, 2004 - Demand for the feature length documentaryUNCOVERED: THE WAR ON IRAQ has grown exponentially since its highly successful world premiere at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Worldwide distributor Cinema Libre International is fielding offers throughout Europe and Asia and the film has been requested by film festivals such as; Munich, London, Deauville, Venice, Stockholm and Locar...

De Lovely: Cannes Festival closing film

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The Cannes Film Festival celebrates MGM's 80th Anniversary with Kevin Kline and Ashley Judd in Cole Porter musical. De-lovely a musical biography of American composer Cole Porter directed by Irwin Winkler, will crown the 2004 Cannes Film Festival with music after the Award Ceremony on Saturday, May 22nd, 2004. The film will screen that evening as an official selection out-of-competition. De-lovely stars Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, and Jonathan Pryce in addition to some of today's biggest pop and ...

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