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Cannes 2009: Selection of the Cinefondation

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CINÉFONDATION Giulia Barbera, Gianluca Lo Presti - IL NATURALISTA - 6’ Federico Parodi and Michele Tozzi Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy Dominique Baumard  - LE CONTRETEMPS - 39’ La fémis, France Dorte Bengtson - SYLFIDDEN  - 8’ Den Danske Filmskole, Denmark Noamir Castéra -  #1  - 4’ ENSAV La Cambre, Belgium Daniel Day  - GUTTER - 17’ New York University, USA Hugo Frassetto - TRAVERSER  - 5’ La Poudrière, France Jo...

Hamptons Fest Screenwriters’ Lab

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The Hamptons International Film Festival will host its 9th annual Screenwriters’ Lab cosponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation this April 3 – 5 in East Hampton, NY. Over the course of one long weekend, emerging screenwriters will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one each day with established screenwriting mentors who will advise them on how to develop their scripts and move their projects closer to production. Within this supportive environment, the screenwriters are encouraged to tak...

FEST09 Sons of Croatia

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When it comes to Balkan Film, political thriller is just a genre that would actually puzzle and attract lots of attention, if nothing then out of curiosity. This year International Film Festival FEST in Belgrade www.fest.rs definitely brought out more of great films of nowadays Croatian Cinematography. Croatian director Arsen Ostojić www.arsenantonostojic.com holds a BA in film directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and MFA in filmmaking from New York University and by now, has a...

FEST09 Sons of Croatia

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When it comes to Balkan Film, political thriller is just a genre that would actually puzzle and attract lots of attention, if nothing then out of curiosity. This year International Film Festival FEST in Belgrade www.fest.rs definitely brought out more of great films of nowadays Croatian Cinematography. Croatian director Arsen Ostojić www.arsenantonostojic.com holds a BA in film directing from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb and MFA in filmmaking from New York University and by now, h...

Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves

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The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 16th Annual Sista’s Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, March 28, 2009 starting at 6:00 p.m. Moderated by Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker of award winning documentary THIS IS THE LIFE. The Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion will occur at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue (650 Bronson Ave.), Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios) Chaplin Screening Room ...

Day 4 Loose day, great for shopping and computer work

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Hair High by Bill Plympton: a classic Campus Story, prom night, king  and Queen story returning from the dead to party, hair high is nice animation movie. Sexy Killer (in fantastic competition) ie: I cant comment (But I can show you a picture of the fantastic lead actress) courtesy Luis Barbosa The main character of this story combines the criminal mind of Hannibal Lecter with the wardrobe of  Paris Hilton. That is how Barbara, the latest fashion of sexy serial killer, ...

2008 CMJ Music Marathon College Radio Awards Ceremony Photos

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By Maria Esteves - December 30, 2008 The 28th Annual CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2008 (CMJ08), College Radio Awards ceremony was held at New York University Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Thursday, October 23, 3:45 P.M. The ceremony honored America's best DJs, producers, promoters, remixers, radio shows, and podcasts in college radio. CMJ08 five-time College Radio Award winner (Most Groundbreaking, BestPodcast, Biggest Asset To The Community, Station Of The Year, Most Li...

2008 CMJ Music Marathon College Radio Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - December 30, 2008  The 28th Annual CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2008 (CMJ08), College Radio Awards ceremony was held at New York University Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Thursday, October 23, 3:45 P.M. The ceremony honored America's best DJs, producers, promoters, remixers, radio shows, and podcasts in college radio. This year's ceremony included 23 awards. A combination of award prizes from Zune, Gibson, Insound, Ghost-Town Studios, piphone, and Western A...

2008 CMJ Music Marathon “Current Independent Culture” Panel Discussion Coverage & Photos

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By Maria Esteves - December 29, 2008  The 28th Annual CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2008 (CMJ08), "Current Independent Culture Through the Eyes of True Indie Pioneer" panel discussion was held at New York University Kimmel Center, Thursday, October 23, 2:00 P.M. The successful standing room only panel attended by artists, industry executives, producers, promoters, remixers, digital/recording artists, DJs, and press discussed the decline of major record labels and the rise...

IFFS panel on Festival ticketing in Vegas this tuesday

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The Fest Summit has programmed this first Panel on Festival ticketing "Unlock Your Festivals Ticketing Potential" (tuesday 1:45pm- 2:45pm) The panel will provide a comparison of ticketing and pass models addressing pros and cons along with companies to consider working with. Hear what models are appropriate for your festival, printing issues, day of sale issues and more. Moderator: Bruno Chatelin, COO, Filmfestivals.com Some of the following questions will be answer...

IFFS panel on Festival ticketing Tuesday December 9, 2008

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The Fest Summit has programmed this first Panel on Festival ticketing "Unlock Your Festivals Ticketing Potential"  (tuesday 1:45pm- 2:45pm) The panel will provide a comparison of ticketing and pass models addressing pros and cons along with companies to consider working with. Hear what models are appropriate for your festival, printing issues, day of sale issues and more. Moderator: Bruno Chatelin, COO, Filmfestivals.com Some of the following questions wi...

2008 CMJ Film Festival NYC Premiere of “Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison” Photos

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By Maria Esteves - October 28, 2008       The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2008 (CMJ08), New York City Premiere of JOHNNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON, directed by Bestor Cram, was held at the New York University Cantor Film Center, Friday, October 24, 6:00 P.M. A special Q&A immediately followed with director Bestor Cram, John Carter Cash, writer Michael Streissguth, assistant editor Tim Raycroft, Northern Light Productions, and renowned rock photographer Jim Marshall, ...

2008 CMJ Film Festival NYC Premiere of “Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison” available on DVD

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By Maria Esteves - October 28, 2008 The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2008 (CMJ08), New York City Premiere of JOHNNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Bestor Cram, was held at the New York University Cantor Film Center, Friday, October 24, 6:00 P.M. A special Q&A immediately followed with director Bestor Cram, John Carter Cash, writer Michael Streissguth, assistant editor Tim Raycroft, Northern Light Productions, and renowned rock 'n' rol...

ICE Film Festival in New York f

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NICE, New Italian Cinema Events will start its 18th New York edition from November 13 to 17 at the Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street at Laight Street) presenting seven North American premieres. The traveling festival is dedicated to presenting first films by Italian directors to an international audience. The festival will open with MAR NERO (“BLACK SEA”) in the presence of first-time director Federico Bondi, whose protagonist Ilaria Occhini won the award for Best Actress at the Internationa...

Zurich Film Festival jury and people

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Peter Fonda is Jury President at the 4th Zurich Film FestivalFestival Programme announcement: 2 World Premieres in the International CompetitionThe festival administration announced the programme and the members of this year’s jury at their press conference on September 11, 2008. The 4th Zurich Film Festival will present selected films by young filmmakers from around the world in the cinemas corso and Le Paris. In order to encourage the creation of new films, The Zurich Film Festival will pres...

9th New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - August 19, 2008 The Ninth Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2008 Awards Ceremony presented by HBO was held at El Morocco Theater & Nightclub, Sunday, July 27, 2008, 8:00 PM. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were NYILFF founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla and executive director Elizabeth Gardner. A special live performance by Comedy Troupe, ROOM 28 preceded the c...

Sony Pictures Imageworks & Animation @ SIGGRAPH 2008

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Sony Pictures Imageworks, the Academy Award® winning, state-of-the-art digital production studio, and Sony Pictures Animation, producer of feature length CGI motion pictures, will have a comprehensive presentation during SIGGRAPH 2008, the 35th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. In addition to the more than 15 presentations in the conference program and on the show floor, the companies will highlight current and upcoming projects, their recently expanded ...

Outfest Los Angeles gay & L fest awards

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Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media, held its 14th annual film competition awards ceremony on July 20 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. A total of 17 Outie Awards were distributed before the packed house of festival goers, celebrity guests and presenters, and Outfest 2008 filmmakers. The presentation of awards was followed by the Los Angeles premiere of Tom Gustaf...

8th New York International Latino Film Festival Awards Ceremony

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By Maria Esteves - August 21, 2007 The 8th Annual New York International Latino Film Festival (NYILFF) 2007Awards Ceremony presented by HBO was held at Arena, Sunday, July 29, 2007, 8:00pm. The award acknowledges the best in filmmaking and emerging directors of Latino descent. The award announcers were founder/executive director Calixto Chinchilla and executive director Elizabeth Gardner, NYILFF. Since 1998, NYILFF was founded by Calixto Chinchilla to assist emerging Latino filmmaker's contr...

Cinema Francais At The Tribeca Film Festival

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New York City has had a love affair with French film for more than 75 years. From the silent film era to today’s Gallic gems, French films are consistently the highest audience attractions and the non-English cinema most represented in the Big Apple. The Tribeca Film Festival, which began its first day of screenings today, adds to this “Francophile” tendency with the premiere of several films a la francais. Five dramatic features dot the Festival’s various film strands. In the World Narr...

Cinema Francais At The Tribeca Film Festival

 Friday, April 25-----New York City has had a love affair with French film for more than 75 years. From the silent film era to today’s Gallic gems, French films are consistently the highest audience attractions and the non-English cinema most represented in the Big Apple. The Tribeca Film Festival, which began its first day of screenings today, adds to this “Francophile” tendency with the premiere of several films a la francais. Five dramatic features dot the Festival’s various film st...

Interview With Jeff Abramson, Gen Art Film Festival

 Friday, April 4-----The 13th edition of the Gen Art Film Festival kicked off festivities on Wednesday night with the East Coast Premiere screening of DIMINISHED CAPACITY, a family drama starring Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda. The Festival continues through next Tuesday, showcasing one feature film and accompanying short film per night, followed by a party at some of New York’s most trendy nightspots. On the eve of the Festival, I interviewed Jeff Abramson, Head of the Film Division for Gen...

"Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves" Filmmaker Showcase

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The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) presents: the 15th Annual Sistas Are Doin’ It For Themselves: See Their Images… Hear Their Stories… Saturday, March 29, 2008 starting at 2:00 p.m. A Filmmaker Showcase and Discussion at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Avenue (650 Bronson Ave.), Hollywood, CA (Melrose & Van Ness / across from Paramount Studios) Chaplin Screening Room (Reception to follow). To RSVP – 310.284.3170. The cost is only $10.00 and parking is $4.00 or st...

San Francisco Film Society Elects New Board Members

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The San Francisco Film Society announces the appointment of Carla Emil, James H. Herbert II, Celeste Meier and Suzie Reider to its board of directors as it continues to expand its annual calendar of film programs, including the acclaimed SFFS Education Program, and prepares to present the 51st edition of the San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the Americas. The four new SFFS board members bring a wealth of experience from their professional and philant...

FIFTH ANNUAL NEW YORK AIDS FILM FESTIVAL JACK VALENTI & RED BALL AWARDS CEREMONY

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By Maria Esteves - January 12, 2007 The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival 2007 press coverage is dedicated in Loving Memory of Mel Cheren (January 21, 1933 - December 7, 2007).   The Fifth Annual New York AIDS Film Festival (NYAFF) 2007 Opening Night Jack Valenti Humanitarian Awards Ceremony was held at the United Nations Dag Hammarkjold Auditorium, Thursday, November 29, 2007, 8:00 PM. The Red Ball Awards Ceremony was held at The Riverhouse on World AIDS Day, Saturday, Dece...

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