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 Edie is a 2017 British drama film directed by Simon Hunter and written by Elizabeth O'Halloran. Discovered at the SBIFF not to be forgotten.

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Anton Yelchin to Receive Artist to Watch Award

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 Yelchin and co-star Felicity Jones to be Featured Guests at Opening Night Screening of "Like Crazy"      Aspen Film announces today that Anton Yelchin, one of Hollywood's hottest rising young stars, will receive the Aspen Filmfest's 2011 Artist to Watch Award on the festival's opening night, September 21. The award presentation, at Aspen's historic Wheeler Opera House, will immediately follow the screening of Like Crazy, the beautifully acted Sundance Grand Jury prize...

Campus MovieFest (CMF) returns to Hollywood with more films...

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Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, announced today it is returning to Hollywood, CA, for its annual International Grand Finale (IGF) film and music festival from June 23-26. CMF is celebrating its 10th anniversary since being founded by four Emory University students, providing nearly 500,000 participants along the way with laptops, camcorders, and training to create short movies and music for free.CMF hosted red carpet finales at each participating campus, and ...

Palm Beach Film Festival Perseveres

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  Despite intense economic challenges and a precipitous cut in cultural funding, the Palm Beach International Film Festival, one of the best regional festivals on the circuit, is persevering with an exciting program planned for later this month. Longtime Festival honcho Randi Emerman continues to push on for quality and diversity for local audiences in Palm Beach County, an area on Florida's southeast coast that perhaps has the greatest disparity between wealth and poverty in the nation...

SXSW reveals line up and gets ready for kick off

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SXSW FILM ANNOUNCES 2011 FEATURES LINEUP The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the features lineup for this year's Festival, March 11 - 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The 2011 lineup continues the SXSW tradition of tapping into the cultural zeitgeist, highlighting emerging talent and breakthrough performances and supporting first-time filmmakers.  "This is the most exciting moment for us. After a fantastic festival of discove...

Commentary - Win Win & Tom McCarthy Q & A

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TO READ POST WITH ACCOMPANYING PHOTOS VISIT TINSEL & TINE  Tom McCarthy (The Station Agent, The Visitor) has once again written and directed a picture that’s been touted at the festivals; however, his newest film has enough mainstream appeal to be backed by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Win Win is the story of an attorney, wrestling coach and most importantly, family man, Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti) living in a middle class Jersey suburb trying to keep things going in these diffic...

Mercedes-Benz Green-Chic Vehicles Deliver at Palm Springs International Film Festival's Red Carpet

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As the official vehicle of the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, Mercedes-Benz provided environmentally friendly luxury vehicles for Hollywood's elite. The Festival, which runs from January 6-17, 2011, starts the winter awards season with a spectacular program of films and a celebrity filled red-carpet gala. The two week celebration of films kicked-off with the Gala Awards Dinner on January 8th, where celebrity presenters and honorees such as Amy Adams, Mark Wah...

AmericanFilmMarket heavy load

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The 31st American Film Market (AFM) AmericanFilmMarket.com from Nov. 3-10 will screen 409 motion pictures, including 49 world premieres and 287 market premieres, for thousands of film buyers and industry professionals from 70-plus countries. Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today.Films making their world premieres include Age of Heroes starring Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Izabella Miko and James D'Ar...

Q & A with actress Amy Ryan on her new film directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Jack Goes Boating"

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Here's an except of actress Amy Ryan discussing the off-beat character she plays in "Jack Goes Boating" to read full post visit Philadelphia Film Society blog (filmadelphia.org) Q: How was it playing opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, while he’s also directing? AR: To be directed by your leading man.. um… Well, we had the extraordinary experience of rehearsing this movie for two weeks before we shot anything on film… I think it’s just a shift in energy for me, it...

Ben Affleck becomes a poster boy again for Indie films

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A friend wrote to me last night "what are you going to see tonight?". I answered him, I'm going to see Ben Affleck, of course!  My friend replied "Ask him what happened after Good Will Hunting". Well he answered that. "C´mon, how can he be called indie?" another friend asked. I´d asked the same question myself. Well Ben Affleck answered that too, with reflections on Good Will Hunting that launched his career, role after role in films by Kevin Smith (who fa...

A New Chapter for Phillip Seymour Hoffman

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When you have already won an Oscar, have your own theater stage company and are one of the go-to acting talents in the business, there is a need for new horizons to keep oneself fresh. Such is the case  for actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, an Oscar winner for his role in the biopic CAPOTE, who debuted as a feature film director this past weekend at the Sundance Film Festival with his film JACK GOES BOATING. Hoffman was born in Rochester, New York on July 23, 1967. After becoming involved in hig...

Phillip Seymour Hoffman debuted as a feature film director in Sundance

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When you have already won an Oscar, have your own theater stage company and are one of the go-to acting talents in the business, there is a need for new horizons to keep oneself fresh. Such is the case for actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman, an Oscar winner for his role in the biopic CAPOTE, who debuted as a feature film director this past weekend at the Sundance Film Festival with his film JACK GOES BOATING. Hoffman was born in Rochester, New York on July 23, 1967. After becoming inv...

Changeling by Clint Eastwood: Festival Film of the year Nominee

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Changeling by Clint Eastwood Directed by: Client Eastwood Written by: J. Michael Straczynski Produced by: Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Robert Lorenz, Clint Eastwood Executive Producer: Tim Moore, James Whitaker Cast: Angelina Jolie, Amy Ryan, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan    Synopsis: Los Angeles, 1928: On a Saturday morning in a working-class suburb, Christine said goodbye to her son, Walter, and left for work. When she came home, she discovered he had vanished. A fr...

6 Virtuosos Award at Santa Barbara Festival

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival continues its tradition of honoring the year’s standout performers by presenting The 2009 Virtuosos Award to Viola Davis, Rosemarie DeWitt, Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, Melissa Leo and Michael Shannon. The Award presentation will take place Wednesday, January 28 at the 24th edition of the Fest, which runs January 22-February 1, 2009, it was announced today by SBIFF Executive Director Roger Durling.The Virtuosos Award was created last year to re...

Hollywood Awards: 10 Actors to Watch

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"Variety," the authoritative entertainment industry publication, will present its annual "10 Actors to Watch" lineup of exciting new talents onstage at the Hollywood Awards(r) Gala Ceremony. The 10 actors, selected by a team of "Variety's" critics, editors and reporters, will be recognized at the prestigious Hollywood Awards(r) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 27. "We are very proud and honored to join 'Variety' in presenting 'Variety's '10 Actors to Watch' at the Hollywoo...

NEWSLETTER N° 355: March 12, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more SXSW Film Announces Festival Winners Cinequest 18 Wraps Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Awards Cinequest Awards European Cinema wins in Fantasporto 2008 Cinequest 18 Awards Announced ------------------------------ FESTIVAL DAILIES This...

NEWSLETTER N° 354: March 4, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Nominations for cinema eye awards: vote online Portland International Film Festival's Audience Awards New NSI Drama Prize teams announced Walden Media the first to Receve the IFFF Film Excellence Award Indie Talents Honored At Film Independent Spirit Awards _________________________...

NEWSLETTER N° 353: February 27, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more 80th Oscars Are A Foreign Affair Oscar Statues delivery for the NY oscar night celebration Indie Talents Honored At Film Independent Spirit Awards MEET THE OSCARS at Times Square Studios ___________________________________________________________________________________ ...

NEWSLETTER N° 352: February 20, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Big Sky Documentary Festival Announces Award Winners LA Pan African Film & Art Fest winners independent juries prizes during the Berlinale winners of the 2008 CINE Special Jury Awards Teddy Queer Film Award Winners Adrienne Shelly Wins ASA's Discover Screenwriting Award ...

Oscar revealed

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The waiting is over , the best ones got it.Big winners were No country, and Blood....Marion Cotillard is sacred best (french) actress everywhere in the world from Cesar, to Bafta and Oscar...Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose Performance by an actor in a leading role  George Clooney in “Michael Clayton” (Warner Bros.)Oscar to Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood” (Paramount Vantage and Miramax)  Johnny Depp in “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” (DreamWork...

BAFTA surprises

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In ceremonies held yesterday in London, the British Academy Film Awards announced its winners at one of Europe’s most glamorous film events. The BAFTA Awards, officially the Orange British Academy Film Awards but popularly known as BAFTAs, are considered an important indicator of success at the Oscars, which will be held on February 24 as planned (now that the Writers Guild strike seems to be over). This year's show was given extra prominence by the Hollywood writers' strike that torpedoed las...

Movie Glamour Back At SAG Awards

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After the cancellation of the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards (and with the possibility of a no-show Oscars next month), the Screen Actors Guild Awards held last week in Los Angeles was a return to movie glamour. SAG had gotten a waiver from their fellow union, the Writers Guild of America, which has been on strike since November and has forced other awards shows to cancel their events (actors and directors refused to cross picket lines). In what was a very dignified ceremony, awards...

Santa Barbara International Film Festival wraps

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Despite the inclement weather, the 23rd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) was smooth sailing - from the tributes, the “Conversations With…”, the panels as well as over 200 films- were enthusiastically received by locals and visitors alike. The films at SBIFF this year were defined by a variety of subjects that were vast and topical including the environment, education, youth and world cinema. SBIFF has maintained the level of excellence and holds itself responsible...

Virtuoso Award Festival Midweek Extravaganza

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In past years, the SBIFF has shown a midweek movie, with varying degrees of success. In 2007, it was Amazing Grace, with director Michael Apted in the audience (and also serving a role as a special curator/director). The film went on to garner critical acclaim. In 2006, Dave Barry’s Guide to Guys featured the stars and John Cleese in attendance.   This year, the fest has gone the route of adding yet another award ceremony, complete with a red carpet, star wattage and on-stage interviews and v...

Movie Glamour Back At SAG Awards

 Monday, January 28--------After the cancellation of the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards (and with the possibility of a no-show Oscars next month), the Screen Actors Guild Awards held last night in Los Angeles was a return to movie glamour. SAG had gotten a waiver from their fellow union, the Writers Guild of America, which has been on strike since November and has forced other awards shows to cancel their events (actors and directors refused to cross picket lines). In what was a ve...

Joel and Ethan Coen win DGA Award for No Country...

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Joel and Ethan Coen, the writer/director brother team, won the top prize from the Directors Guild of America last evening for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. This gives the directorial duo the inside track for the same honor at the Academy Awards, where their film is nominated for 8 prizes, including Best Film of the Year. The Coens, who were nominated for the DGA Award for FARGO but did not win, were only the second two-person team to receive the Directors Guild honor, following Robert Wise and Jerome...

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