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FLIFF Screens Classic "Indecent Film" From the 1950s

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  Wednesday, November 5------It may seem tame to today's audiences but in 1955 when director Elia Kazan was making the Southern gothic classic BABY DOLL, it was a cause celebre. The film, which was banned by the Catholic Legion of Decency and was the subject of church boycotts (priests told their parishioners that if they saw the film that their souls would be damned for all eternity), became one of the most notorious films of the repressive Eisenhower Years.   Wel...

FLIFF Centerpiece Film: PLAY THE GAME

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  Tuesday, November 4--------The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival marks its half way point tomorrow evening with the screening of its Centerpiece Film, the engaging PLAY THE GAME. The film, by writer/director Marc Fienberg, is an original comedy with surprising and clever twists about a young ladies' man, David, who teaches his dating tricks to his lonely, widowed grandfather. But as David's supposedly foolproof techniques fail him, Grandpa Joe quickly transforms into...

Online Shorts Competition At FLIFF

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Saturday, November 1---------The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) and BigStar.TV (BST) are working together on a new joint venture that will offer a broader range of opportunities for the independent filmmaker to showcase their work. “BigStar.TV and FLIFF have officially joined forces to develop a unique online short film competition, film screenings, and an innovative new plan that will streamline festival film trafficking, programming, decrease costs of shipping prints, ...

FLIFF Is First American Festival To Give Out New Filmmaker Award

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  Friday, October 31---------The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival has been chosen to be the first film festival in the US to give out a special new award to an emerging filmmaker. The International Film Guide Inspiration Award, presented by Wallflower Press (www.wallflowerpress.co.uk), the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, and the Criterion Collection (www.criterion.com), the leading distributor of classic world cinema, is a unique prize of film books, r...

FLIFF Is First American Festival To Give Out New Filmmaker Award

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The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival has been chosen to be the first film festival in the US to give out a special new award to an emerging filmmaker. The International Film Guide Inspiration Award, presented by Wallflower Press (www.wallflowerpress.co.uk), the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, and the Criterion Collection (www.criterion.com), the leading distributor of classic world cinema, is a unique prize of film books, reference guides and film DVDs designed to p...

Online Shorts Competition At FLIFF

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The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) and BigStar.TV (BST) are working together on a new joint venture that will offer a broader range of opportunities for the independent filmmaker to showcase their work. “BigStar.TV and FLIFF have officially joined forces to develop a unique online short film competition, film screenings, and an innovative new plan that will streamline festival film trafficking, programming, decrease costs of shipping prints, discourage film piracy, and mak...

Sun And Celluloid At Fort Lauderdale FF

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  Wednesday, October 29---------As the weather turns cold and nasty in most parts of the United States, all eyes turn southward to the sunshine state of Florida, where, among other benefits, one of the country's most respected regional film festivals is currently unspooling, The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (affectionately known as FLIFF) is celebrating its 23rd edition, which began on October 15 and runs through November 11....that's a month-long celebration of sun,...

Sand And Celluloid At Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

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  Wednesday, October 29---------As the weather turns cold and nasty in most parts of the United States, all eyes turn southward to the sunshine state of Florida, where, among other benefits, one of the country's most respected regional film festivals is currently unspooling, The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (affectionately known as FLIFF) is celebrating its 23rd edition, which began on October 15 and runs through November 11....that's a month-long celebration of sun...

Sand and Celluloid at Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

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As the weather turns cold and nasty in most parts of the United States, all eyes turn southward to the sunshine state of Florida, where, among other benefits, one of the country's most respected regional film festivals is currently unspooling, The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (affectionately known as FLIFF) is celebrating its 23rd edition, which began on October 15 and runs through November 11....that's a month-long celebration of sun, sand and celluloid. This year's Festival, "...

La Battue honored at Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

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Quebec-based short filmmaker Guy Édoin has been awarded the International Film Guide Inspiration Award at this past weekend's Awards Gala at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema (www.nouveaucinema.ca). Édoin won for La Battue (The Beat), a 19-minute short drama which screened in the Fictions Quebec section of the Best Short Film Focus program of the Festival. The Festival, which celebrated its 37th edition this year from October 8 to 19 in the historic city of Montreal, is one of the world's most pr...

Guy Édoin won for La Battue at Montreal Nouveau Cinema

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Quebec-based short filmmaker Guy Édoin has been awarded the International Film Guide Inspiration Award at this past weekend’s Awards Gala at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema (www.nouveaucinema.ca). Édoin won for La Battue (The Beat), a 19-minute short drama which screened in the Fictions Quebec section of the Best Short Film Focus program of the Festival. The Festival, which celebrated its 37th edition this year from October 8 to 19 in the historic city of Montreal, is one of the world’s mos...

International Film Guide Inspiration Award At Vancouver Film Festival

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  Wednesday, October 15-----Canadian debut filmmaker Cameron Labine has been awarded the inaugural International Film Guide Inspiration Award at this past weekend’s Awards Gala at the Vancouver International Film Festival (www.viff.org). Labine won for his feature debut, the comedy Control Alt Delete (www.controlaltdeletemovie.com), which screened in the Canadian Images section of the Festival. The film was chosen from among nearly 100 Canadian films by the Programming Committee ...

International Film Guide Inspiration Award

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Canadian debut filmmaker Cameron Labine has been awarded the inaugural International Film Guide Inspiration Award at this past weekend’s Awards Gala at the Vancouver International Film Festival (www.viff.org). Labine won for his feature debut, the comedy Control Alt Delete (www.controlaltdeletemovie.com), which screened in the Canadian Images section of the Festival.The film was chosen from among nearly 100 Canadian films by the Programming Committee of the Canadian Images section of the Festi...

Launching International Film Guide Inspiration Award

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A new Filmmaker Award has been announced that will be given to emerging filmmakers at a series of upcoming film festival events. The International Film Guide Inspiration Award, presented by Wallflower Press (www.wallflowerpress.co.uk), the largest independent film book publisher in the UK, and the Criterion Collection (www.criterion.com), the leading distributor of classic world cinema, is a unique prize of film books, reference guides and film DVDs designed to provide emerging filmmakers at the...

International and Indie Film Winners at Fort Lauderdale FF

 Monday, November 12--------The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival ended last evening with a gala premiere screening of the Festival Closing Night Film, MIDNIGHT CLEAR, with director Dallas Jenkins and actor Stephen Baldwin in attendance. Prior to the screening, Gregory von Hausch, erstwhile Festival Director and the charismatic on-stage presence for the event, announced the major winners in a variety of categories.Winning Best Film honors was the French film THE DIVING BELL AND THE BU...

Best Film at Lauderdale for the Diving Bell & the Butterfly

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The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival ended last evening with a gala premiere screening of the Festival Closing Night Film, MIDNIGHT CLEAR, with director Dallas Jenkins and actor Stephen Baldwin in attendance. Prior to the screening, Gregory von Hausch, erstwhile Festival Director and the charismatic on-stage presence for the event, announced the major winners in a variety of categories.Winning Best Film honors was the French film THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY, by painter-turned-di...

Fort Lauderdale FF Award Winners

 Monday, November 12--------The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival ended last evening with a gala premiere screening of the Festival Closing Night Film, MIDNIGHT CLEAR, with director Dallas Jenkins and actor Stephen Baldwin in attendance. Prior to the screening, Gregory von Hausch, erstwhile Festival Director and the charismatic on-stage presence for the event, announced the major winners in a variety of categories.Winning Best Film honors was the French film THE DIVING BELL AND THE BU...

Making Movies On A Wing And A Prayer

 Monday, November 12--------For Dallas Jenkins, the director and producer of the feature film MIDNIGHT CLEAR, making movies that reflect his Christian values represents both an opportunity and a challenge in the Hollywood film community. “People have got a lot of misconceptions that I am looking to either openly preach or hide Christian messages between the lines”, Jenkins shared at an interview on Sunday afternoon, just prior to the screening of his debut feature MIDNIGHT CLEAR as the Clos...

Bawdy Brits A Hit At FLIFF

 Monday, November 12---------If you like your humor British and bawdy (and who doesn't?), then the feature film MAGICIANS is right up your alley. The film had its US Premiere on Saturday evening at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and was an instant hit with the capacity crowds at the back-to-back screenings at the Cinema Paradiso.  Starring the comedy team of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, whose Channel Four series PEEP SHOW has been an award-winning megahit in the UK, MAGICI...

Bawdy Brits A Hit At FLIFF

 Monday, November 12---------If you like your humor British and bawdy (and who doesn't?), then the feature film MAGICIANS is right up your alley. The film had its US Premiere on Saturday evening at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and was an instant hit with the capacity crowds at the back-to-back screenings at the Cinema Paradiso.  Starring the comedy team of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, whose Channel Four series PEEP SHOW has been an award-winning megahit in the UK, MAGICI...

Film In Focus from Fort Lauderdale: NY City Serenade

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In an on-going trend, actor Frank Whaley (best known for his role as the put-upon assistant who turns the tables on his abusive agent boss Kevin Spacey in SWIMMING WITH SHARKS) has put on the director's hat for his latest film, NEW YORK CITY SERENADE. In fact, this is the third film the actor-turned-directed has helmed. In 1999, he debuted with the critically acclaimed JOE THE KING, starring Noah Fleiss, Val Kilmer and John Leguizamo, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and which won...

Stephen Baldwin Feted At FLIFF Closer

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Actor Stephen Baldwin will attend the Closing Night ceremonies of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and the screening of his latest film MIDNIGHT CLEAR, which screens at the Maniaci Center for the Performing Arts. MIDNIGHT CLEAR is an inspirational holiday drama which boasts a fine ensemble cast, including Stephen Baldwin, K. Cullan, Kirk Woller, Mary Thornton and Victoria Jackson. For five people in a small Southwestern town, Christmas Eve is the loneliest day of the year. A joble...

Stephen Baldwin Feted At FLIFF Closer

 Sunday, November 11----------Actor Stephen Baldwin will attend the Closing Night ceremonies of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and the screening of his latest film MIDNIGHT CLEAR, which screens at the Maniaci Center for the Performing Arts. MIDNIGHT CLEAR is an inspirational holiday drama which boasts a fine ensemble cast, including Stephen Baldwin, K. Cullan, Kirk Woller, Mary Thornton and Victoria Jackson. For five people in a small Southwestern town, Christmas Eve is the...

Film In Focus: NEW YORK CITY SERENADE

 November 10----------In an on-going trend, actor Frank Whaley (best known for his role as the put-upon assistant who turns the tables on his abusive agent boss Kevin Spacey  in SWIMMING WITH SHARKS) has put on the director's hat for his latest film, NEW YORK CITY SERENADE. In fact, this is the third film the actor-turned-directed has helmed. In 1999, he debuted with the critically acclaimed JOE THE KING, starring Noah Fleiss, Val Kilmer and John Leguizamo, which premiered at the Sundance F...

Tribute To Actor Gary Sinise At Fort Lauderdale FF

 Friday, November 9----------Actor Gary Sinise was honored this evening for his two-decade film career by the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The Oscar nominee was in town to receive the Festival's prestigious Career Achievement In Film Award, as well as participate in an on-stage tribute moderated by Phoebe Flowers, chairperson of the Florida Film Critics Circle. The tribute included clips from some of Sinise's most compelling performances. After the Tribute, the crowds made t...
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