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Aspen Filmfest preview

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The 28th annual Aspen Filmfest runs September 26 through October 1, 2006, in Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. For six days this resort valley’s favorite fall party will host advance previews of new films and award-winning documentaries from six of seven continents, as well as a tribute to Harrison Ford. With the chance to be among the first in the States to see some films, as well as enjoy highlights from the festival circuit, Aspen audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their ...

IFP Market: 28 Years of Promoting American Independent Cinema

One of the kickoffs to the new film season in New York is the annual IFP Market, which celebrates its 28th edition from September 17 to 21 at the Angelika Film Center and other downtown New York venues. Over the years, the Market has introduced leading films that have become acknowledged indie film classics and have launched the careers of many young filmmakers. The IFP, which stands for Independent Feature Project, is the leading national organization devoted to the art and industry of indepen...

The rythm of The Lost City

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Did you ever see Bill Murray do the salsa? Or the mambo, rumba or any of that other Latin stuff? Well, let me tell you something. The guy’s got rhythm. I couldn’t help myself watching him in awe as he steered his way around the dance floor with a couple of breathless women. So, thinking I should get a firsthand experience, I navigated through the crowd of undulating bodies in a hope of being next in line. But woe is me, the music suddenly ended and Bill slipped off the floor.I found him in a...

Istanbul International Film Festival announces juries

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Istanbul International Film Festival announces juries and special programs to mark 25th editionNew section for women’s films also announcedISTANBUL - The jury for the International Golden Tulip competition of the 25th International Istanbul Film Festival will be chaired by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, the accomplished French director known for his period films and in particular for his Cyrano de Bergerac, starring Gérard Depardieu. Other members of the jury include: Prune Engler, director of the La ...

New Directors New Films opens this week end

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New Directors/New Films, one of the most anticipated film events on the New York film calendar, opens this week end. The program, jointly presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Department of Film and Media of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), will unspool 25 feature films and 5 shorts from March 22 through April 2, 2006. The program opens with the East Coast Premiere of HALF NELSON, a Sundance sleeper about a committed teacher in New York’s public schools, played by rising star...

Anglo/Irish feature film Omagh awarded at Victoria VIFVF

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Festival's Top Prize Awarded to the Anglo/Irish feature film OmaghThe 12th annual Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival wrapped festivities up at The Reef this past Sunday, February 5. Festival Director Kathy Kay said, "The film buffs, volunteers and staff have bonded while putting on the Festival and it's so great to be able to have our closing festivities at the Reef because it makes for such a fine end to the the 12th annual Victoria Film Festival." Colin Easton, of Camosun College's Vi...

The first documentary by Sydney Pollack to open Full Frame

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Legendary filmmaker Richard Leacock to be honored with Career AwardFull Frame Documentary Film Festival has chosen Sketches of Frank Gehry as the opening film of the 2006 festival. The first documentary by the Academy Award® winning director Sydney Pollack (The Interpreter, Out of Africa) is a look at the life and work of the renowned architect. The opening night screening is sponsored by Capitol Broadcasting. The festival also announced that it would present its Career Award this year to l...

Tsotsi to open 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Fest

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PAN AFRICAN FILM AND ARTS FESTIVALLargest U.S. Black History Month Event Set for February 9-20 South Africa’s official nomination for the 78th Annual Academy Awards® in the foreign language film category, TSOTSI, has been selected as the opening night film for the 14th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival. The star-studded event will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 9th at the Directors Guild of America with principal cast and filmmakers in attendance. The evening will be hosted b...

Sydney Pollack's Documentary Adventure

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Oscar-winning director Sydney Pollack tries his hand at the non-fiction format in SKETCHES OF FRANK GEHRY, his intimate film portrait of one of the world’s most successful and creative architects.Pollack, whose directorial career dates back to the 1960s, and includes such legendary films as THEY SHOOT HORSES DON’T THEY, THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR, TOOTSIE and the multi-Academy Award winner OUT OF AFRICA, is one of a handful of directors who is also a prolific producer (THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY,...

European Film Promotion receives Media support for film sales

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By awarding 400.000 Euros to European Film Promotion s initiative Film Sales Support (FSS) for 2006, the European Commission s Media Programme has highlighted the significance of promoting and marketing European films outside of Europe. Entering its third year in January, FSS supports European sales agents and producers in their endeavour to market and propel cultural diversity of European cinema on selected international film festivals in Latin America, East Asia, Canada and the US. The generou...

European Film Promotion in the US Bi Coastal screenings

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EUROPEAN FILM PROMOTION BI-COASTAL SCREENINGSEuropean Film Promotion (EFP), the trans-European organization that represents the interests of European film promotion agencies in 30 countries, concluded a bi-coast promotion effort to bring an exciting group of new European filmmakers to the attention of US distributors, programmers and the press.EFP began its efforts earlier this month with a special program entitled NEW FACES OF EUROPEAN CINEMA, presented in conjunction with the AFI Fest in Los A...

AFI gets ready for a stellar 19th Film Festival

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November 3rd to the 13th, 2005 With 16 World Premieres and 17 North American Premieres the AFI FEST 2005 presented by Audi is paving the way for a dynamic Los Angeles Film Festival. Now in its 19th year the Festival is known as one of the top-ten Film Festivals in the US. Known for its stellar presentation of programming and outstanding participation of filmmakers and cast, the Festival draws a large number of passionate film goers in Southern California and many international guest as well.AFI ...

Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund first results

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Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund shows it worth in its inaugural funding roundEstablished by Premier of South Australia Hon Mike Rann in July 2003, the AFFIF is fast establishing itself as a prestigious investment partner, with a multi award winning and innovative slate of projects delivered from its inaugural biennial round.The first feature film to receive investment was Sarah Watt's Australian hit Look Both Ways, which had its world premiere as the Opening Night film for the 2005 Adelai...

Film Festival Confidential an inside look by W Marshall

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“An intriguing inside look at one of the greatest Film Festivals in the world by one of the guys who started the whole thing.” – Norman JewisonThe book takes us behind the scenes and tells the secrets of the world’s best film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Sundance and many others. Film Festival Confidential is an all-access pass to the famous stars and parties, offering readers an irresistible mix of gossip, glamour and glitz.William Marshall, founder of the Toronto Film F...

Toronto Opens with World Premiere of Deepa Mehta’s WATER

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Toronto International Film Festival Opens with World Premiere of Deepa Mehta’s WATERToronto International Film Festival opening night was a triumph on September 8th with the premiere of Deepa Mehta’s dynamic film WATER. Finishing out her ode to the elements this is the final film in her trilogy, following FIRE (1996) and EARTH (1998). Mehta film brought a classic presents to the 30th anniversary of one on the largest film festivals in the world. Mehta’s element series FIRE and EARTH were...

Palm Springs Festival Opens with Coach Carter

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Palm Springs International Film Festival opened this week to rave reviews with COACH CARTER. On hand were stars Samuel L. Jackson and Director Thomas Carter as they walked the Red-Carpet at the Palm Springs High School Auditorium. The Festival now in its 16th year has one of the most dynamic programs to date as a majority of the Foreign Oscar contention films and Premiere events that will be screened throughout the 12-day Festival which runs from January 6th to the 17th, 2005.Definitely a pres...

AFI Film Festival US Top Fifteen Festival

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AFI (American Film Institute Film Festival: 4-14 Septembre) The eleven day 2004 Festival is in its 18th year and set to close on November 14, 2004 in Hollywood, California. This Festival is the longest running festival in the Los Angeles area and one of the most respected. AFI is referred to as one of the Top Fiteenn Film Festivals held within the United Sates. With the high caliber line up, dynamic programming events and a multitude of special guests it's easy to see why this festival has appro...

Beyond The Sea AFI opener

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AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival Opens with BEYOND THE SEAUS Premiere of BEYOND THE SEA, directed by and starring Kevin Spacey opened the prestigious American Film Institute, Los Angeles Film Festival this week. The 2004 AFI Festival is in its 18th year and is set for November 4 -14, 2004 in Hollywood, California. Executive Director Christian Gaines had a wonderful opening night with the unveiling of the long awaited Miramax film BEYOND THE SEA. This is the story of 50's - 60's croo...

A. Bowel new Adelaide Film Festival board member

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ANDREW BOVELL APPOINTED TO ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL BOARDAdelaide Film Festival Chairman Cheryl Bart announced today that the Premier had appointed Andrew Bovell to the Board of the Adelaide Film FestivalIn 2002 the London Film Critics Circle named Andrew Scriptwriter of the Year and in 2001 he was awarded the inaugural Australian Film Institute Screenwriting Prize. He is currently a member of the Literature Board of the Australia Council and a recipient of a Centenary Medal for his contribution t...

A flood of European films in Toronto

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It may not be a record, but 120 European films in the Toronto Film Festival certainly represents the largest contingent of any one film community at this very international event. The films are included in every section of the Festival, from the highly commercial Gala Screenings to the obscure Midnight Madness offerings.The Festival is presenting the latest works from such acknowledged film masters as Jean Luc Godard (with Notre Musique, a poetic meditation on modern life and anxiety), Pedro Alm...

Toronto biz buzz 2

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DEALS, DEALS AND MORE DEALSAs the Toronto Film Festival enters its final weekend, distribution deals for the coveted North American market have been secured on a number of key film titles.Focus Features, the specialty distribution division of Universal Pictures, secured North American, Scandinavian and Australian rights for the UK film My Summer of Love, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. The film, which screened in Toronto in the Contemporary World Cinema section, tells the story of a summer encoun...

Toronto opens with Being Julia

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Toronto International Film Festival Opens with BEING JULIAThe 29th annual Toronto International Film Festival is one of the largest Festivals in the world. Not a Market unlike the Cannes Film Festival, Toronto highlights films from all around the world with a focus on film and less hype. With 328 films that will screen during the 29th Toronto International Film Festival, over half are World Premieres. The Festival is set to run from September 9th to the 18th 2004, in Toronto, Canada and the ...

Schloendorff, Wenders & more germans in Toronto!

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This year, a total of 28 German films and German-international co-productions are being presented at the 29th Toronto International Film Festival (9-18 September 2004), DOWNFALL (DER UNTERGANG) by Oliver Hirschbiegel will have its international premiere in Toronto as a Gala Screening. This section will also feature the co-productions BEYOND THE SEA by Kevin Spacey, IMAGINARY HEROES by Dan Harris and MODIGLIANI by Mick Davis. Two German Oscar prize-winners will present their new films in Toront...

Rajhans at Bahamas Film Festival

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Rajhans Leads Canadian Delegation to Bahamas Film FestivalThe inaugural One World Film Festival takes place this weekend in sunnyNassau, Bahamas. The festival boasts an exciting program of films from around the world, and is expected to attract some a-list celebrities who make The Bahamas their second home. The festival takes place Nov 13th to 17th and is the brainchild of Hollywood Producer, Monica Cooper. "This film festival has been a year in the making and I hope it will allow manyfilmmak...
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