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Miami FF Honors A Neglected Indie Auteur

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  Thursday, March 12-----It is not as unusual as it may at first sound…..a filmmaker with over 40 years of experience and over 25 films in the can is lionized in Europe but underappreciated in his home country. That has been the fate of many of the original American indies of the 1970s, including such celebrated auteurs as Jim Jarmusch, Hal Hartley, Amos Poe and Susan Seidelman, and a more recent crop that includes Harmony Korine and Todd Solondz. Most prominently on this list is the idi...

Success Stories at the Festival

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Below is a list of films that have achieved success through exhibition at our festival.   A lot of our films have our festival's laurels on their box art in US video stores.   The Derby Stallion - Distributed by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment The Final Patient - Distributed by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment Return With Honor - Picked up by Excel Film Distribution Maximum Cage Fighting- Distributed by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment Fighter - ...

Sitges 08: 41st Edition results

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The 41st edition of the Sitges - International Film Festival of Catalonia, held from October 2nd to the 12th, continued the success it obtained in 2007 and maintained its figures of 50,000 tickets sold and 100,000 viewers in its movie theaters, including accredited press members, guests and free screenings. The total number of festival visitors was 140,000, including the huge amount of participants in the Eastpak Zombie Walk held on Friday October 10th in Sitges. 400 media representatives from 2...

Laurence Fishburne to be awarded at Bahamas Fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that esteemed actor and Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place December 4-11 in Nassau. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.Mr. Fishburne will be on hand for the special tribute and presentation on Sunday, December 7th. Academy Award® winner Sir Sean Connery will again be lending hi...

Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

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Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinéma presents its 37th annual event October 8 to 19. With nearly 250 films in every conceivable format, several North American and world premieres, and one of the most enjoyable festival experiences anywhere, the FNC is more accessible than ever. Films from some sixty countries including shorts and feature-length films, documentary and fiction, animation, retrospectives, tributes, exhibits, industry meetings and special events 11 full days to satisfy the most di...

FROGMAN pictured with indie film icon and longtime festival friend Abel Ferrara

Charismatic Japanese animator FROGMAN wins Best Animation for Eagle Talon The Movie - The Chancellor Only Lives Twice. FROGMAN also won the much-coveted Best International Director (Animation). FROGMAN pictured with indie film icon and longtime festival friend Abel Ferrara (King of New York, Bad Lieutenant, Go Go Girls)

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival Awards

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NYIIFVF recently announced the award results for their recent festival that took place in two venues in Manhattan, FEB 28-MARCH 6, 2008. More than 200 films from 50 countries screened in the competition. Best Film Awards Best Feature Film - Journal of a Contract KillerBest Short Film – The Appearances Room (El Espacio de las Apariencias)Best Documentary – Time BombsBest Animation – Eagle Talon The Movie: The Chancellor Only Lives TwiceBest Cinematography – Cuore Scatenato (Raging Heart)B...

New York Film & Video Festival Awards

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NYIIFVF recently announced the award results for their recent festival that took place in two venues in Manhattan, FEB 28-MARCH 6, 2008. More than 200 films from 50 countries screened in the competition. Best Film Awards Best Feature Film- Journal of a Contract KillerBest Short Film – The Appearances Room (El Espacio de las Apariencias)Best Documentary – Time BombsBest Animation – Eagle Talon The Movie: The Chancellor Only Lives TwiceBest Cinematography – Cuore Scatenato (Raging Heart)B...

Producer Mark Canton Named Chairman of the 12th Annual International Film Festival

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Acclaimed film producer Mark Canton (300, The Spiderwick Chronicles) has been named Chairman of the 12th edition of CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD 2007 – THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL” it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the “made in Italy” cultural trademark. This year’s festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2008 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.The festival is jointly produce...

Malkovich, Asia Argento... lucky guests for next Thessalonik Fest

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The actor John Malkovich will visit the Festival from the 17th to the 20th of November to receive an Honorary Golden Alexander for the body of his work, on the 18th of November at 21.00 in the Olympion theater. The nominee for two Academy Awards and star of such films as Dangerous Liaisons, The Sheltering Sky, The Glass Menagerie, Beyond the Clouds and In the Line of Fire, Malkovich was and remains a multi-faceted artist. The director of The Dancer Upstairs with Javier Bardem and the producer of...

Independence Days and other sections at Thessalonik

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INDEPENDENCE DAYS The Independence Days Section, now in its third year as part of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, remains committed to showcasing independent and unique works and to discovering new filmmakers from all over the world. The section’s core program, a selection of films under the title ID-07, identifies this year’s aesthetic, political, geographical, political and thematic landscape of worldwide independent, decidedly non-mainstream film production. ID-07 is compris...

exground filmfest 20th program presents about 300 films

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Section highlights for the jubilee / focus Benelux / many German premieresIn 2007, exground filmfest in Wiesbaden is taking place for the 20th time. For this occasion not only the highlights of the current program of independently produced short and full feature films will be shown in the capital of Hessen, but an especially designed section of Highlights containing cult films from the past 19 festivals. From November 16 through November 25, exground filmfest is presenting about 300 films from 3...

Palm Springs International Film Festival to salute Marion Cotillard

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor Marion Cotillard with the Breakthrough Performance Award for her performance in La Vie en Rose. This is the first honoree announcement made for the 2008 Festival. The Awards Gala will kick-off the 2008 Awards Season on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival is scheduled to be held January 3-14, 2008. Festival chairman Earl Greenburg said, “Marion Cotillard delivers a tour de f...

Film producer Mark Canton named Chairman of the 12th edition of "Capri, Hollywood 2007

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Acclaimed film producer Mark Canton (300, The Spiderwick Chronicles) has been named Chairman of the 12th edition of "Capri, Hollywood 2007 - The International Film Festival" it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the "made in Italy" cultural trademark.  This year's festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2008 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.  The festival is...

Mark Canton named chairman of Capri Hollywood

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Acclaimed film producer Mark Canton (300, The Spiderwick Chronicles) has been named Chairman of the 12th edition of “CAPRI, HOLLYWOOD 2007 - THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL” it has been announced by Pascal Vicedomini, producer of the highly respected gathering that celebrates cinematic art and the “made in Italy” cultural trademark. This year’s festival will take place December 27th through January 2nd 2008 at various locations on the Isle of Capri, Italy.The festival is jointly produ...

New York Film Festival goes live Sept 28th

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The 45th New York Film Festival runs through: September 28 – October 14, 2007The 45th New York Film Festival will premiere 28 films when it runs September 28 - October 14 at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and sponsored by Sardinia Region Tourism and The New York Times, also features three showcases, three music documentaries and six retrospective films.Opening NightThis year’s festival opens on Friday,...

14th Oldenburg Festival -- Complete schedule announced

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The complete schedule for the 14th Oldenburg Filmfestival has been announced. 13 world premieres, 12 international premieres and 14 German premieres are among the highlights of this exciting edition of Germany's premiere independent festival. Maggie Peren's battle of the sexes' comedy "Stellungswechsel" opens the festival on September 12th at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater.The International Section offers a wide range of different styles and stories. Frank Cappello's subtle satire "He Was a ...

Sights of the Montreal World Film Festival

Saturday, September 1----------Photographic moments from the 31st edition of the Montreal World Film Festival, with photos courteosy of the Festival organization....

A Peek At The Main Festival Competition

 Tuesday, August 28--------Montreal has the distinction of being the only major film festival of the Fall season to have an awards competition. The Prix des Ameriques (Americas Prize) is quite the prestigious award and this year's World Competition Section lineup is the strongest in years. In the high stakes game of festival stragegy, itt is a given that if one premieres in Montreal, that Toronto (which begins a week from Thursday) is out. And while Toronto certainly commands a bigger profile, ...

Stacy Keach to head Oldenburg festival's jury

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14th Oldenburg International Filmfestival 12th to 16th September 2007Oldenburg International Filmfestival rediscovers a chameleon of contemporary film history in Stacy Keach.He worked with John Huston and Walter Hill, earned worldwide fame as the private detective "Mike Hammer" and he still is one of the most sought after stage actors in the United States. This year's festival tribute honours a diverse and charming actor who defied genres and thus built a lasting legacy: Stacy Keach.As the first...

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) highlights of full houses

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Last week, audiences continued to support the independent films being screened as part of this summer's New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF). A record number of evening screenings were sold out despite the humidity and heavy rain, further substantiating that indie film is alive and very vibrant in the best city in the world. Low key stars spotted at the festival ticket booth included, Joy Bryant (Bobby, Get Rich or Die Tryin), Dave Gahan lead vocalist of Depec...

NY Independent Festival full houses

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Last week, audiences continued to support the independent films being screened as part of this summer's New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF). A record number of evening screenings were sold out despite the humidity and heavy rain, further substantiating that indie film is alive and very vibrant in the best city in the world. Low key stars spotted at the festival ticket booth included, Joy Bryant (Bobby, Get Rich or Die Tryin), Dave Gahan lead vocalist of Depeche M...

New York International Independent Film and Video Festival ready to launch

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) proudly announces its return to its hometown Manhattan for an eight day extravaganza of film screenings, world premieres, industry panels and after-parties, taking place July 19-26, 2007. The festival, known as "the voice of independent film," will showcase over 200 international and domestic features, shorts, documentaries and animations during its new summertime dates. The festivities kick off with a welcome party at prem...

Marion Cotillard to receive Breakthrough award at next Hollywood Awards

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Marion Cotillard will receive the Hollywood Film Festival's "Hollywood Breakthrough Actress of the Year Award" at the Festival's October 22 awards ceremony.Marion Cotillard's selection was determined due to her distinguished performance in Olivier Dahan's "La Vie en Rose," a biography of the famous French chanteuse Edith Piaf. From the slums of Paris to the limelight of New York, Edith Piaf's life was a battle to sing and survive, to live and love. Raised in poverty, Edith's magical voice and he...

La soirée Wild Bunch à la Villa Babylone

Après la projection de Go go Tales d’Abel Ferrara, la  soirée Wild Bunch produite par "be a live" a eu lieu mercredi soir à la Villa Babylone et s’est terminée au petit matin sur la plage du Miramar...   Cette fois-ci, la Villa était réaménagée en air de jeux de plage, tobogans géant, pêche à la bimbo pour les hommes et pêche au chippendel pour les femmes, distribution de boas de toutes les couleurs etc…Une musique de qualité avec les putafranges, asia argento et ...

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