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Today Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced its 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival award winners at a special event, presented by Target. The Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by The Los Angeles Times, ran from Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 28. “One of our goals at Film Independent is to help filmmakers build an audience for their work, and the Los Angeles Film Festival does just that,” said Film I...

MoMA Tribute To Strand Releasing

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by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor Being an independent distributor of European films in the American market is more a labour of love than it is a ticket to monied success. Among the most hard-working and celebrated of these arthouse distribution companies is Los Angeles-based Strand Releasing, which is receiving a 20th anniversary tribute next week at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. MoMA is presenting a six-film showcase of recent titles from Strand Releasing i...

MoMA Tribute To Strand Releasing

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Film New York Editor Being an independent distributor of European films in the American market is more a labour of love than it is a ticket to monied success. Among the most hard-working and celebrated of these arthouse distribution companies is Los Angeles-based Strand Releasing, which is receiving a 20th anniversary tribute next week at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. MoMA is presenting a six-film showcase of recent titles fro...

Honoring Documentary Royalty At Silverdocs

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 by Sandy Mandelberger, Festival Dailies EditorIn a theater full of documentary filmmakers and film lovers, the appearance of an eminence grise the likes of Albert Maysles is the equivalent of having a member of documentary royalty in your midst. Maysles, along with his late brother David, was responsible for some of the most iconic documentaries of the past fifty years and has served as a mentor to hundreds of filmmakers.Albert Maysles is widely recognized as a pioneer of “direct cinema” a...

NZ Film Fest Goes national in world first!

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The world’s first nationally curated film festival will travel to 15 New Zealand cities and towns, superseding the various regional events, in the new guise of the New Zealand International Film Festival.“With this evolution of the Festival name we celebrate that the Festival is a national event taking place throughout New Zealand. As far as we know ours is the only national film festival of its kind in the world – one in which a centrally curated programme is delivered in different forms ...

Ohio Independent Film Festival highlights

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Save the dates for the 2009 Ohio Independent Film Festival (OIFF),June 3 - 7 at Cleveland Public Theatre's Gordon Square Theatre, 6405 Detroit Ave in Cleveland. The 2009 OIFF will mark the organization's 22nd festival in 15 years. Like many festivals, the Ohio Independent Film Festival presents an internationally recognizedline-up of first-class independent films from around the world. The complete schedule is posted at www.ohiofilms.com and tickets can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com.We are o...

The 24th Israel Film Festival lineup

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CELEBRATING THE BEST OF ISRAELI CINEMA June 3 – 18, 2009 The 24th Israel Film Festival, the largest showcase of Israeli films in the United States, announced today its most dynamic program since its founding. Encompassing over 30 movies, including award winning features, documentaries and student films, the Festival runs from June 3rd – June 18th, 2009 in Los Angeles. The gala Opening Night festivities will include the West Coast premiere of Lost Islands, the highest grossing and most hon...

2009 Tribeca Film Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves - May 11, 2009 The Eighth Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) Jury Competition Awards presented by founding sponsor American Express and hosted by Gideon Yago was held in the Tribeca Filmmaker Lounge sponsored by Union Square  Ballroom, New York, Thursday, April 30, 7:00 PM.  TFF09 Audience Choice Award hosted by Heineken were announced at the Awards Wrap Party in the Tribeca Filmmaker Lounge at Union Square Ballroom,  Saturday, May 2, 9:00 PM. The festivals award w...

Martin Scorsese honorary President of Cannes Classics 2009

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Godard, Losey, Antonioni, Visconti, Tati, Franju et Sergio Leone once again in the Official Selection? Pierrot le Fou, Eyes Without A Face or Senso in Competition against L’Avventura or Once Upon A Time…the Revolution? Martin Scorsese is the honorary President of Cannes Classics 2009, a section established in 2004 to accompany the contemporary films of the Official Selection with a program of restored  and rediscovered films, to be released theatrically or on DVD. The film...

Come Experience 12 Memorable Days at the 8th Tribeca Film Festival, April 22 - May 3, 2009

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By Maria Esteves - April 14, 2009 The 8th Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) sponsored by American Express, the founding sponsor of the festival will be held in selected theatres throughout New York City, April 22 - May 3, 2009. The festival founded in 2001 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff following the attacks on the World Trade Center, is a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. TFF annually presents the largest celebr...

Tribeca Film Festival

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The 8th Annual 2009 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF09) sponsored by American Express, the founding sponsor of the festival will be held in selected theatres throughout New York City, April 22 - May 3, 2009. The festival founded in 2001 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff following the attacks on the World Trade Center, is a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. TFF annually presents the largest celebration of film, music and culture. Thi...

Tipping Man returns to Victoria Theatre in San Francisco

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4th annual event returns to Victoria Theatre in San Francisco The CounterCorp Anti-Corporate Film Festival, now in its fourth consecutive year, is moving to May in 2009, with a three-day event spanning May 28 through May 30.  The Festival -- nicknamed "Tipping Man" in reference to its logo, which depicts a crowd pulling down a statue of a corporate executive-- has taken place in October in previous years.         But as the Bay Area's autumn cinema cale...

KIDS FIRST! is seeking inspirational sports films for kids for the IronFlix Film Festival

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IronKids 2009  Beginning in May, the World Triathlon Corporation starts its 8 city tour of IronKids and IronFlix. The events include regional championship races, an athletes' "village" and the newly launched IronFlix Film Festival. KIDS FIRST! is partnering with IronKids National Triathlon to present IronFlix, a kids' film festival designed to inspire and motivate youth to lead an active, positive and healthy lifestyle. KIDS FIRST! is seeking inspirational sports films...

Tribeca Talks Series

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The 2009 Tribeca Film Festival today announced the line-up for its two discussion programs – the Tribeca Talks Series and “Behind the Screens: Films and Conversations about Truth, Clarity and Responsibility,” sponsored by iShares Exchange Traded Funds. The Tribeca Talks Series includes “Tribeca Talks Panels,” “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks Special Events,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry” and “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper hosted by Barnes & Noble.” The 2009 ...

Nik Powell (EFA) will preside over B-EST Jury

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Nik Powell, Vice-President of the European Film Academy and Director of the National Film and Television School in London, has agreed to be the president of the feature film section of the festival. In 1972, Nik Powell set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson, nowadays a multi-million pound company. In the 80’s, Nik Powell went into partnership with Stephen Wooley and formed Palace Productions, later on producing three of Neil Jordan’s most succesfull films - COMPANY OF WOLVES, ...

Listing of the U.S. 25 Most Influential South Asian executives

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Korn/Ferry International, the worlds largest and leading executive search firm, today announced its listing of the U.S. 25 Most Influential South Asian Executives in the Entertainment and Media Industry. The list was created to honor senior executives of South Asian background who have excelled in various roles in the entertainment business. In announcing the release of the list, Bill Simon, Senior Client Partner and Managing Director of Korn/Ferry Internationals Global Media & Entertainment P...

Web television Streamy Awards

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Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) today announced its presentation of the 2009 Streamy Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements in Web television. This first-of-its-kind award show will honor those active participants in developing and producing original Web television content for broadband distribution. "At Kodak, we're all about relationships. We bring people together through images and are ecstatic to honor those who have come together to create this cutting-edge event," said Kodak Chief Ma...

The selected projects for Tribeca All Access

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The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, along with the Tribeca Film Institute today announced the selected projects for Tribeca All Access (TAA). TAA is designed to help foster and nurture relationships between film industry executives and filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities; the program is made possible by Bloomberg. Celebrating its sixth year, Tribeca All Access will present 27 new projects during the six-day event...

Gilmore moves from Sundance to Tribeca

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Tribeca Enterprises announced that it has hired Geoffrey Gilmore as its Chief Creative Officer. Gilmore's move to Tribeca comes after a 19-year career at Sundance that culminated in his role as Director of the iconic Sundance Film Festival. He will be responsible for Tribeca's global content strategy and lead creative development initiatives and expansion of the brand. Gilmore will also join the Board of Directors of Tribeca Enterprises. Tribeca Enterprises is the New York-based media company ...

Peter Weir’s "The Way Back" begins shooting

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principal photography has begun on six-time Academy Award nominee Peter Weir’s much anticipated epic film, “The Way Back,” the cast of which boasts Jim Sturgess (“21,” “Across the Universe”), Academy Award® nominee Ed Harris (“A Beautiful Mind,” “Apollo 13”), Academy Award® nominee Saoirse Ronan (“Atonement,” Peter Jackson’s upcoming “Lovely Bones”) and Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “Miami Vice”)**. The film will be shot in Bulgaria, M...

Robert Osborne Author of “80 Years of the Oscar” Book

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By Maria Esteves - February 21, 2009 The official release of the Academy Awards biography "80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards," written by Robert Osborne , prime-time host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), columnist of The Hollywood Reporter, and Oscar's Red Carpet Greeter was held at BORDERS Books Park Avenue branch, New York, Monday, February 9, 2009, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), the of...

2009 Oscars Red Carpet Greeter Robert Osborne Author of “80 Years of the Oscar” Book Signing Release Coverage

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By Maria Esteves - February 21, 2009 The official release of the Academy Awards biography "80 Years of the Oscar: The Official History of the Academy Awards," written by Robert Osborne , prime-time host of Turner Classic Movies (TCM), columnist of The Hollywood Reporter, and Oscar's Red Carpet Greeter was held at BORDERS Books Park Avenue branch, New York, Monday, February 9, 2009, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), the of...

37th Annual 2009 Dance on Camera Festival Awards

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By Maria Esteves - February 1, 2009 The 37th Annual 2009 Dance on Camera Festival (DOCF09), Awards and Reception was held at the Walter Reade Theater, New York, Saturday, January 10, 7:00 PM. The award acknowledges the best in dance films and emerging directors. The award announcers were DFA artistic director Deirdre Towers, dance online consultant Marlon Barrios Solano, and festival juror Caterina Bartha, DCOF. Since 1956, Dance Films Association, Inc. (DFA) founded by Susan Braun is ...

Dok Leipzig - International Festival For Documentary And Animated Film

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established in 1955, competition for documentary and animated films, prizes with a total value of Euro 58.500, competitions, retrospectives and special programmes as well as industry offers (co-production meeting, digital market, discussions).

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The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig – is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated films.


It was founded in 1955 by the 'club of film-makers of the German Democratic Republic' (Club der Filmschaffenden der DDR) under the title “All-German Leipzig Week for Cultural and Documentary Film”, as the first independent film festival of the GDR. During the Cold War, the festival was a unique place of encounter and exchange for film-makers from East and West. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Leipzig Festival has developed into one of the most dynamic festivals for documentary and animated film, providing a high-quality programme and – since 2004 – additional industry offers.

Artistic animated film is an integral part of the festival for decades and is represented with its own, independent competition since 1995. This ‘twin-track character’ makes Leipzig unique in the festival landscape.

Traditionally, the Leipzig Festival stands for films advocating peace and human dignity. In view of its varied and exciting history, it celebrates freedom of mind and speech, as well as pointedly illustrated images. High-quality art house cinema, superbly narrated stories, a critical eye, subtle observation, tracing back history and scrutinizing the "memory of images" shape the Leipzig Festival’s character and diversity.

The DOK Festival’s film programme includes:

* International Competitions Documentary and Animated Film
* German Competition Documentary Film
* International Young Talent Documentary Competition
* Information and Special Programmes
* Retrospectives


DOK Industry Offers

Alongside the festival, DOK Leipzig organises a number of industry offers for film-makers, producers, commissioning editors, theatrical exhibitors, distributors, journalists and documentary newcomers. Under the title "DOK Industry" the festival provides networking opportunities for film-makers, producers and international industry professionals, financing opportunities for new film ideas, arranges co-productions and presents recently completed productions to festival programme organisers, distributors and TV buyers.


DOK Industry offers include:

* DOK Market Digital
* International DOK Leipzig Co-production Meetings
* DOK Summit – Panel Discussions
* Leipzig Screening
* Workshops and Master Classes



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