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NEWSLETTER N° 479: October 7, 2010

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NEWSLETTER N° 478: September 30, 2010

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                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 478: September 30, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly C...

Santa Fe Film Festival Seeking to Shake Corruption with New Management

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Santa Fe Film Festival Facing Bankruptcy, Shakes Up Management In the wake of past corruption scandals, the Santa Fe Film Festival struggles to pay off debts to filmmakers while undergoing a change of management  By John C Morley, The Morley ReportSeptember 21, 2010 – Over two years ago, Camerado producer Jason Rosette learned through one of his actors that his latest feature, "Lost in New Mexico: the strange tale of Susan Hero", had appeare...

The Global Film Village: Rose Kuo Lands At Santa Fe Film Festival with Michael Hare as Co-Executive Directors

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  by Marla Lewin The Santa Fe Film Festival has announced the selection of Michael Hare and Rose Kuo as Co-Executive Directors of the Festival succeeding Founder and Executive Director, Jon Bowman, whose retirement from the Festival was announced late last year. Commenting on the selections of Hare and Kuo, Tom Maguire, Sante Fe Film Festival Chairman of the Board, said “The Sante Fe Film Festival has enjoyed much success over the course of its ten year history and we are p...

Synapse to Screen 1.0 Pre-Production Tools Conference

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Make Better Movies! Synapse to Screen 1.0 Pre-Production Tools Conference, December 3rd and 4th, 2009 during the Santa Fe Film Festival at the Hotel Santa Fe - Kiva A.Synapse to Screen 1.0 Pre-Production Tools Conference is a two day multi-session exploration of the tools available to organize and take a motion picture from the first spark of an idea up to the verge of shooting. Exploring the tools of the trade, the December 3rd sessions are focused on the writing steps, including; 9:45a to 11:3...

BART GOT A ROOM Wins IFG Inspiration Award At Fort Lauderdale Film Festival

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  Tuesday, November 11-----American debut filmmaker Brian Hecker has been awarded the first International Film Guide Inspiration Award given at an American film festival, at this past weekend’s Awards Gala at the (www.fliff.com). Hecker won for his feature debut, the comedy Bart Got A Room, which closed the Festival. The film, a winning family comedy shot in south Florida, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2008 and has been picked up for distribution by Plum Pictures (...

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...

All Roads Poster

National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival announced the winners of its fifth annual film and photography awards at a gala reception in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Oct. 3. The theme for this year's festival was "Images and Stories: A New Generation."             "Welcome to Enurmino!," by director Aleksei Vakhrushev ("Time When Dreams Melt," "Birds of Naukan&

All Roads Film Festival Awards

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National Geographic’s All Roads Film Festival announced the winners of its fifth annual film and photography awards at a gala reception in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Oct. 3. The theme for this year’s festival was “Images and Stories: A New Generation.” “Welcome to Enurmino!,” by director Aleksei Vakhrushev (“Time When Dreams Melt,” “Birds of Naukan”), of Chukchi descent, won the audience favorite award for best feature-length film; “A Sketch of Wathone,” by director Kyi...

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...

National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival Awards

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ALL ROADS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2008 FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD WINNERS   National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival announced the winners of its fifth annual film and photography awards at a gala reception in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Oct. 3. The theme for this year's festival was "Images and Stories: A New Generation."             "Welcom

National Geographic’s All Roads Film Festival

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National Geographic’s All Roads Film Festival announced the winners of its fifth annual film and photography awards at a gala reception in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Oct. 3. The theme for this year’s festival was “Images and Stories: A New Generation.”“Welcome to Enurmino!,” by director Aleksei Vakhrushev (“Time When Dreams Melt,” “Birds of Naukan”), of Chukchi descent, won the audience favorite award for best feature-length film; “A Sketch of Wathone,” by director Kyi ...

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...

Santa Fe Film Festival Ready To Roll

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The Santa Fe Film Festival celebrates its 7th season Dec. 6-10 with its most prestigious slate ever, anchored by galas including MISS POTTER, PERFUME: STORY OF A MURDERER, THE PAINTED VEIL, VOLVER and VENUS. In addition, special presentations are planned for PAN’S LABYRINTH and THE ASTRONAUT FARMER. All told, the festival will showcase nearly 200 works in eight separate series, running in nine venues citywide. Announced recipients of the festival’s Luminaria Awards for lifetime achieveme...

Rome: RIFF Awardsn Independent Cinema on the Move

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From the 7th to the 14th April 2006 at the Embassy Cinema, via Stoppani 7 - RomeThe RIFF (Roma Independent Film Festival), supported by Rome’s Municipal Department of Cultural Policies, is glad to invite you to its 5th edition. The festival will display a selection (among the over 1,000 works sent from 70 countries) of 75 FILMS including features, shorts and documentaries. Several Italian and foreign premieres are among the features: the world premiere Il Segreto di Rahil (Rahil’s Secret) ...

Roma Independent Film Festival reveals its program

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The RIFF (Roma Independent Film Festival), supported by Rome’s Municipal Department of Cultural Policies, will officially open its 5th edition on 7 April. The event will close on 14 April. RIFF is becoming more and more internationally oriented: the 2006 edition is especially focussed on independent film-making, characterised once again by its strong interest in ‘beyond borders’ cinema. Indeed, the programme features 5 film reviews dedicated to as many countries (Norway, Canada, Spain, F...

The sixth annual Santa Fe Film Festival’s bowed

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The sixth annual Santa Fe Film Festival’s bowed this year with new partnerships, a new focus on international screenings with a decidedly American film as its centerpiece gala. 220 films screened out of 900 submissions from nearly 40 nations, including this years “Best of Fest” Award winner “The Syrian Bride,” by Eran Riklis.The five-day festival ran from Dec. 7-11, presenting films in 11 different venues and attracting 6,000-plus patrons.The festival partnered this year with the Natio...

Formosa” to kick off the FAIF Film Festival

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Formosa, the multi-award winning new comedy/drama from first time feature director Noah Kadner, whose filmmaking resume includes visual effects work on big budget films like X-Men and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, has been selected to kick-off the opening night special event and awards ceremony at the upcoming 2005 FAIF Film Festival (Foundation for the Advancement of Independent Films) in Hollywood, Saturday October 8, 2005. The selection of “Formosa” to kick off the FAIF Film Fest...

Santa Fe has a new film center, a Santa Fe Fest initiative

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THE SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL LAUNCHES FILM CENTERSanta Fe has a new film center, operated under the auspices of the Santa Fe Film Festival.The Film Center, a division of the festival, is occupying the theater wing of the former Cinemacafe at 1616 St. Michael’s Drive in the St. Michael’s Village West Shopping Mall. Through the generosity of Thomas Properties Ltd., which owns and manages the mall, the festival will offer year-round film programming at the 125-seat theater. Thomas Properties is s...

Santa Fe Festival Launching By Popular Demand

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Festival Launches By Popular DemandThe Santa Fe Film Festival kicks off an expanded, year-round slate for 2005 with a new series called By Popular Demand, bringing back prize winners and crowd favorites from the annual December festival. The inaugural run of By Popular Demand will consist of two days of film screenings, Jan. 29 and Feb. 19, at the Cinemacafe, 1616 St. Michael’s Drive. Anchoring the Saturday, Jan. 29 showcase will be screenings of:• Zapata, Alfonso Arau’s colorful epic tap...

Santa Fe awards Nobody Knows

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THE SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL 2004 AWARDSThe Santa Fe Film Festival awarded Luminaria Awards to two film legends – Alan Arkin and Alfonso Arau, showcased both the Governor’s state-wide awards and the Film Museum’s industry tributes, and awarded ten Milagro Awards at a star studded gala Saturday night.Hosted by Jonathan Richards, the sold-out Gala lauded Arkin and Arau for careers of many decades and across several artistic endeavors. Retrospectives of their work had played to enthusiastic fa...

Santa Fe Fest packed with Oscar hopefuls

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THE SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL 2004 December 1 – December 5 The Santa Fe Film Festival, which opens Wednesday, is preserving its reputation as an Oscar bellwether.Seven titles that played in last year’s Santa Fe Film Festival subsequently netted Oscar honors, collecting a grand total of 16 nominations among them.This season’s Oscar finalists won’t be announced until Jan. 25, 2005, with the awards ceremony following on Feb. 27.But two documentary features in this week’s Santa Fe Film Festiv...

The Ball nominated for media peace award

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An Australian comedy short film The Ball that recently screened on Network Ten as part of the “Just for Laughs” comedy series has been nominated by the United Nations for a Media Peace prize.The short stars veteran actor Max Gillies (“Gillies Report”) as a cricket loving Prime Minister Howard and comedienne Gabby Millgate (“Babe Pig in the City”, “Muriel’s Wedding”) as a soccer loving boat person who washes ashore in Australia. The nomination is reportedly the first time a shor...

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