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CIFF Announces Opening & Closing Gala Films

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CIFF ANNOUNCES OPENING & CLOSING GALA FILMS: World premiere of Donovan’s Echo to open festival Always one of the most celebrated announcements of the season, CIFF rolled out the carpet today at its brand new Lifestyle Lounge in Chinook Centre and announced its Opening and Closing Gala films to the anticipation of the gathered crowd. Donovan’s Echo will play its world premiere on opening night and Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz will close off the action.  In addition to revealing th...

Doc Soup screening series to premiere The September Issue

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Hot Docs is excited to open the 2009-10 Doc Soup screening series with the Canadian premiere of THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE (D: R.J. Cutler, USA, 88 MIN), which offers both an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the style industry's bible, the September issue of *Vogue* magazine, and an unprecedented gaze into the life of fashion icon Anna Wintour. Touted as "riveting" by the *Los Angeles Times* and "a hurricane of fabulousness!" by *New York Magazine*, THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE screens du...

Calgary International Film Festival Movie Mavericks awards

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) and American Express confirmed today it will offer a $25,000 cash prize to the winner of its newly created competition, Movie Mavericks. Inspired by the pioneering spirit and can-do attitude of Calgarians, Movie Mavericks will become the flagship of CIFF’s program, and will include a competition adjudicated by a jury of well-known maverick filmmakers, an international marketing campaign and $50,000 in scholarship funding for up-and-coming maverick...

Ready for parties at Calgary?

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is pleased to announce a series of special events and parties as part of this year’s 9th annual event. As part of CIFF’s ongoing commitment to provide stellar cinematic and cultural experiences, this year’s festival special events schedule highlights our visiting delegates, local filmmakers, award-winners and gala films. The line-up has something for everyone – blow-out gala parties, intimate receptions, awards ceremonies, fashion shows, an...

N° 380: September 10, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM 65th Venice Film Festival Official Venezia 65 Awards “1.€ for 1 minute” 2008: and the winners are... Hot from Europe nominees for EFA ______________________________________________________________________________________ MORE FESTIVAL NEWS ...

Calgary International Film Festival to open with Blindness

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is proud to announce the festival will open with Fernando Meirelles and Don McKellar’s Blindness at the American Express Opening Gala on September 18, 2008. Blindness was nominated for the Golden Palm and was the opening film at Cannes in 2008. Directed by Academy Award® nominated Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener, City of God), and adapted from Nobel Laureate Jose Saramago's masterwork, Blindness is a harrowing tale about the fragility o...

The Calgary International Film Festival announced its film schedule

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The Calgary International Film Festival announced its 2008 film schedule and film series line-up at the official launch in Calgary yesterday. More than 220 films will be screened over the 10-day festival, happening from Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 28, 2008. This year’s venues include: the Plaza Theatre, the Uptown Stage & Screen, the Globe Cinema, Eau Claire Market Cineplex Odeon, and a new addition of Westhills Cineplex Odeon. The launch was held at the Marriott Hotel, the ...

NEWSLETTER N° 328: August 28, 2007

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  _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ A...

Calgary International Film Festival Appoints Directors & Staff

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF), is pleased to announce that Luke Azevedo, Gary Davies, Tracy Mackett and Carol Ryder have joined the 2008 Board of Directors.“With Calgary’s vibrant economy and exponential population growth, Calgarians are demanding that quality of life keep up,” says Jacqueline Dupuis, Executive Director of CIFF. “Strengthening our board of directors and bringing on additional talent will allow CIFF to continue to enrich the city’s arts and culture scen...

Calgary International Film Fest appoints Directors & Staff

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF), is pleased to announce that Luke Azevedo, Gary Davies, Tracy Mackett and Carol Ryder have joined the 2008 Board of Directors.“With Calgary’s vibrant economy and exponential population growth, Calgarians are demanding that quality of life keep up,” says Jacqueline Dupuis, Executive Director of CIFF. “Strengthening our board of directors and bringing on additional talent will allow CIFF to continue to enrich the city’s arts and culture scen...

The Calgary International Film Festival Award Recipients

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express has announced the recipients of the juried and audience awards for the 2007 edition of the Festival. The Festival officially closed on Sunday, September 30, 2007. The recipients of the following juried awards were announced at the Avenue Magazine Closing Gala on Saturday, September 29, 2007: • The Citytv Award for Best Canadian Feature was awarded to Clément Virgo for his sixth feature POOR BOY’S GAME. Featuring Da...

Calgary Film Fest announces Award recipients

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce the recipients of the juried and audience awards for the 2007 edition of the Festival. The Festival officially closed on Sunday, September 30, 2007. The recipients of the following juried awards were announced at the Avenue Magazine Closing Gala on Saturday, September 29, 2007:• The Citytv Award for Best Canadian Feature was awarded to Clément Virgo for his sixth feature POOR BOY’S GAME. Fea...

Ang Lee's Lust to screen at Calgary

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WESTERN CANADIAN PREMIERES OF LUST, CAUTION AND WALK ALL OVER ME ANNOUNCED AS GALA PRESENTATIONS AT 8TH ANNUAL CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce that Ang Lee's LUST, CAUTION and WALK ALL OVER ME by Calgary director Robert Cuffley will be two of the three Gala Presentations scheduled for the 8th annual edition of the Festival. Both films will be making their Western Canadian premieres at the Fest...

The Calgary International Film Festival line-up

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The Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) presented by American Express is pleased to announce select highlights of the 2007 Festival line-up. The 8th annual edition of CIFF runs September 21-30, 2007. The complete line-up, as well as the sale of tickets and passes, will be available online on Friday, August 31, 2007 at www.calgaryfilm.com. “This year’s CIFF line-up includes award-winning and notable films making news at festivals in Canada and around the world, as well as those films ...

Calgary International Film Festival Board Members announced

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Domenic Venturo, President of the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF), is pleased to announce the 2007 Board of Directors, including new board members Brent Buechler, Margo Helper, Alex MacWilliam and James Pettigrew. • Brent Buechler is the Manager of Marketing and Communications at the Glenbow Museum.• Margo Helper is the National Executive Director of the SEEDS Foundation that provides environmental and energy programming to over 8000 Canadian schools.• ...

Calgary International Film Festival shines Spotlight on India

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The Calgary International Film Festival is proud to honor the vast cinematic contributions of India in its "Spotlight on India" series for this year's seventh annual Festival. The five films featured in this Spotlight series are productions created in the last year, with three international premieres, a Canadian premiere, and one Albertan premiere."The five Indian films selected this year cover all four corners of the vast Indian landscape and perfectly blend both commercial and independent fil...

The National Screen Institute Canandian training program

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The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI), in association with Telefilm Canada, has chosen five filmmaking teams for the 2005-2006 NSI Features First Program – a training initiative for filmmakers ready to develop their first or second feature. The teams include participants from Toronto, Yellowknife, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. The selected participants are:Bang Bang Baby (Toronto, ON) Larissa Giroux, Producer; Jeffrey St. Jules, Writer/DirectorChroma (Winnipeg, MB) Timo Puolitaipale, Produc...

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