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LA Film Fest appoints Stephanie Allain as Festival Director

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    Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the selection of accomplished film producer Stephanie Allain as its new Los Angeles Film Festival Director, starting immediately. She succeeds Rebecca Yeldham, who recently elected to step down for personal reasons. Stephanie will be working closely with Festival Managing Director Gloria Campbell and Festival Artistic Director David Ansen, as we...

LA Fest appoints Stephanie Allain, producer with stellar track record

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 Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the selection of accomplished film producer Stephanie Allain as its new Los Angeles Film Festival Director, starting immediately. She succeeds Rebecca Yeldham, who recently elected to step down for personal reasons. Stephanie will be working closely with Festival Managing Director Gloria Campbell and Festival Artistic Director David Ansen, as well as Associate Direc...

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...

MIFF Opening Night Film: LA MISMA LUNA

 Thursday, February 28--------Tonight, the 25th edition of the Miami International Film Festival opens with the premiere of LA MISMA LUNA, a Mexican/US co-production directed by Patricia Riggen. The film began its life at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it was an instant sensation. A debut feature at the Sundance Film Festival is not, in itself, a major event. However, the excitement that percolated after the World Premiere screening of LA MISMA LUNA at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival w...

Miami Festival opens with LA MISMA LUNA

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Tonight, the 25th edition of the Miami International Film Festival opens with the premiere of LA MISMA LUNA, a Mexican/US co-production directed by Patricia Riggen. The film began its life at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it was an instant sensation. A debut feature at the Sundance Film Festival is not, in itself, a major event. However, the excitement that percolated after the World Premiere screening of LA MISMA LUNA at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival was one for the books. The film, ...

Honoring An Oscar Nominee

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  Sunday, March 5-----Today sees the Festival premiere of one of the five films nominated for this year's Best Foreign Language Oscar. AFTER THE WEDDING, the latest film from respected Danish director Susanne Bier, is the only one of the five nominated films that has yet to open commercially in theaters. In the run-up to its theatrical run next month, the Miami International Film Festival screens the film tonight, bringing the exceptional storytelling talent of this pioneering director to S...

Spotlight On American Indies At Troia FF

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Friday, June 9---One of the most consistently popular sections at the annual Troia International Film Festival is devoted to American Independents. This year, six films, most having their European premieres at the event, will compete for the Dolphin Award. The films are quite diverse in their genres, directorial styles and use of their regional base. In Anthony Ng’s 212, which had its world premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, a diverse group of twenty-something New Yorkers grasp for...

Spotlight On American Indies At Troia FF

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One of the most consistently popular sections at the annual Troia International Film Festival is devoted to American Independents. This year, six films, most having their European premieres at the event, will compete for the Dolphin Award. The films are quite diverse in their genres, directorial styles and use of their regional base. In Anthony Ng’s 212, which had its world premiere at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, a diverse group of twenty-something New Yorkers grasp for love and intimacy ...

San Francisco Black Film Festival opening this week,

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San Francisco Black Film Festival Opening Night, June 8, 2005 Five days of cinematic celebration rockets off to a start with the Opening Night Gala on Wednesday June 8 at the AMC Kabuki 8 Theater. Prefaced by a 6:00 p.m. reception, the Opening Night film program begins at 7:00pm with the U.S. premiere of John ’Ecuyer’s “On the Verge of a Fever,” set in Haiti, 1971, the story of FanFan, a courteous fifteen year old with an over-protective mother who’s dying to get out of the house and...

Visionfest semi finalists of its 2nd Feature Screenwriting Competition

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VISIONFEST 05: The Other Festival (VF05) has officially announced the (25) semi-finalists of its second annual Feature Screenwriting Competition. The scripts, which hovered closely to the 100 entries mark (representing a very prolific number of submissions considering the early growing stages of this competition), touched upon several classic movie genres, with the majority of entries being dramas and with comedies (particularly of the romantic kind) being a close second, and horror at a promine...

Newport International Film Festival all set for next week

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The 2005 Newport International Film Festival, the 8th Annual event, will get underway Tuesday, June 7th – 12th, 2005, and run for six glorious days and nights of entertaining films, informative symposiums, and, of course, those glamorous Newport parties. The Festival atmosphere is relaxed, yet filled with all the enchantment, energy, and excitement of Hollywood. The Newport International Film Festival draws filmmakers and celebrities from around the world. This year the festival will honor wri...

Newport International Film Festival highlights

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The 2005 Newport International Film Festival, the 8th Annual event, will get underway Tuesday, June 7th – 12th, 2005, and run for six days and nights of entertaining films, informative symposiums, and, of course, those glamorous Newport parties. The Festival atmosphere is relaxed, yet filled with all the enchantment, energy, and excitement of Hollywood. This year the festival will honor writer/director/actor/musician Michael McKean with the annual Claiborne Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement....

First Inspiration Fest celebrating films that ...inspire us

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THE FIRST ANNUAL INSPIRATION FILM FESTIVAL - CELEBRATING FILMS THAT MATTERThe First Annual Inspiration Film Festival sponsored by Gaiam and launched in conjunction with the LOHAS 9 Forum (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) will take place Sunday, April 24 and Monday, April 25 at the Laemmle Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica and the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey. An Inspiration Film is a movie that inspires us, lifts our spirit, or transforms our lives. We identify with an Inspiration Film's cha...

Digital focus at Sundance

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Just 15 more days till the 2005 Sundance Film Festival!Sundance Festival has its the Digital Center as every year.A resource center for independent filmmakers to experiment with cutting edge technologies, the Digital Center presents hands-on displays of new equipment, and provides a forum for filmmakers to talk individually with industry leaders about their specific needs. Panel discussions provide expert insights into current technology trends. Thanks to Hewlett-Packard, in this completely wire...

Dancing In Park City

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2005 Sundance Film Festival Announces ProgramThe Sundance Institute has announced the slate of films for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. New this year will be the inaugural World Cinema Competition, which brings more of an international focus on this once only US independent film Festival. The 2005 Sundance Film Festival will take place January 20–30, 2005, in Park City, Utah, USA. This Film Festival is the premier showcase for American independent film, is an important new platform for i...

Sundance announces its program mostly fresh & indie

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Sundance Institute presents the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, an exhibition of work that showcases the best of independent cinema. Each year the programming staff views thousands of submissions to select the most exciting and innovative works for the Festival.The Sundance Institute announced the lineup of films for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The films listed below make up the Independent Feature Film Competition, inaugural World Cinema Competition, Premieres, Park City at Midnight, American...

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