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The panels at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

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The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced its lineup for the 2011 Special Events and Tribeca Talks® panel series. The component programs are “Tribeca Talks: After the Movie,” “Tribeca Talks: Industry,” “Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper, hosted by Barnes & Noble,” the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival panel, and new this year, in celebration of the tenth Festival, the “Tribeca Talks: Directors Series,” featuring one-on-one conversations wit...

Prizes Independent Juries - Berlinale

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A jury is considered independent when its members are not selected by the Berlinale. A number of independent juries award prizes at the Berlinale. The high level of quality and diversity of the films are an invitation for critical examination and discerning judgment that opens up new directions. Accordingly the independent juries award their prizes along different criteria, in accordance to the special intention linked to each award. The following prizes are awarded by independent juries during...

25th TEDDY AWARD 2011 - The Winners

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  The nine members of the international jury - organisers of queer and other film festivals - view films within the framework of all programs of the Berlinale which have queer context. Three films are nominated for each category and one receives a TEDDY for best feature film, best documentary/essay film and the best short film, each with a cash award of €3,000.   Members of the Jury: Marcus Hu (President of the TEDDY AWARD Jury) Strand Releasing, Culver City...

Teddy Awards Announced For Top Gay Films

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  It was without a doubt the hottest ticket and the coolest party in town. On Friday evening, tout Berlin was partying at the former Templehof Airport to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Teddy Awards, also known as the "gay Oscars". The Teddys are voted on by specific juries for the best gay-themed films screening in all sections of the Berlinale. The Teddy jury is comprised of queer festival programmers from around the world.   Winning the top award was German...

Opening of the Berlinale Talent Campus #9 & Berlin Today Award Ceremony

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  Hackney Lullabies by Kyoko Miyake wins the 2011 Campus short film competition   On Saturday evening (12.2.) at the Hebbel am Ufer Theatre, Festival Director Dieter Kosslick opened the Berlinale Talent Campus 2011 together with the heads of the Campus Christine Tröstrum and Matthijs Wouter Knol as well as with Medienboard CEO Kirsten Niehuus. Directly afterwards, the roughly 600 guests witnessed the world premiere of the five Berlin Today Award 2011 nominated short films insp...

Berlinale Forum Expanded 2011: Parallel Worlds and more

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42 artists, filmmakers, performers and musicians from 16 countries will present cinematic works in exhibitions, screenings, radio broadcasts and on stage. Parallel Worlds is the title of an exhibition at Salon Populaire (Kunstsaele Berlin) about the ability of images to create connections between worlds and thereby merge with them, set them in motion or detach themselves from them. The exhibition is also about the autonomy of images and their historical life span.   The foc...

Teddy Awards Celebrate Queer Cinema

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  Although there is a clearly defined international circuit of gay and lesbian film festivals around the world (totalling more than 70 different events), the “queen of the crop” definitely remains the Teddy Award, which is given to LGBT films premiering at the Berlinale. The gay Oscar is not only a prize to be coveted but also is accompanied with one of Berlin’s hottest ticket parties, held last evening. Tihe eight members of the international jury are all organizers of gay fi...

23rd TEDDY Awards 2009 – The Winners are...

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The TEDDY Jury nominated the following films for the Best Feature Film:- The Fish Child (El niño pez) by Lucía Puenzo- Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo) by Julián Hernández- Soundless Wind Chime (Wu Sheng Feng Ling) by Kit Hung The TEDDY for the Best Feature Filmendowed with 3,000- €, donated by Pro-Fun Media and the Teddy Foundationgoes to  Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo) by Julián Hernández Jury statement:We award the Teddy for best feature to ...

23rd TEDDY Awards 2009 – The Winners

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The TEDDY Jury nominated the following films for the Best Feature Film:- The Fish Child (El niño pez) by Lucía Puenzo- Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo) by Julián Hernández- Soundless Wind Chime (Wu Sheng Feng Ling) by Kit Hung The TEDDY for the Best Feature Filmendowed with 3,000- €, donated by Pro-Fun Media and the Teddy Foundationgoes to Raging Sun, Raging Sky (Rabioso sol, rabioso cielo) by Julián Hernández Jury statement:We award the Teddy for best feature to the M...

Highlights of Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Punto de Vista

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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Punto de Vista Pamplona (Spain), 13-21 February 2009OFFICIAL SECTION 200913 feature films and 13 short films will participate in the Official Section. The documentaries selected, which shall be screened in Pamplona from the 13rd to the 21st of February as part of the festival, shall opt for the Punto de Vista Prize for the Best Film (10,000 euros), the Jean Vigo Prize for the Best Director (5,500 euro), the Prize for the Best Short Film (3,500 euros) and...

selective highlights from Branchage Jersey Film Fest

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It’s just one week to go before the inaugural BRANCHAGE JERSEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (25 – 28 September). The Festival team (Xanthe Hamilton, Philip Ilson, Laura Smith, Jenny Horwell, India Hamilton, Warren Holt and Nina Herve) are all holed up at the headquarters at Vinchelez Manor de Haut in the rural west of the island, planning the final stages of the four day Festival. www.branchagefestival.com If, as a filmmaker or film industry person, you are interested in attending the Festiva...

Outview08: Athens 2nd International G & L Film Festival

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The Athens 2nd International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is heading into its second year and it has picked up along the way a new name for itself, OUTVIEW. After its first successful year the Athens international Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, or should we say OUTVIEW, returns bigger on the 23rd of May – 27th of May with even more critically acclaimed films and we are most proud to announce our special guest of honour, the director of the Panorama Section of Berlinale, Wieland Speck.Wieland Spec...

Ann Arbor Film Festival Wins Settlement

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The oldest film festival in North America showcasing independent and experimental films, The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) announced today that it has settled a federal lawsuit, filed by the ACLU on its behalf, against the State of Michigan. In exchange for the state legislature repealing unconstitutional restrictions on arts funding, the AAFF and ACLU agreed to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit. Since its founding in 1963, the festival has screened works by filmmakers like George Lucas, Yoko Ono...

Montréal’s image+nation LGBT film festival

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image+nation, Montréal’s international LGBT film festival, celebrates two decades of cultural [r_evolution] with a mind-blowing 20th edition from November 15 to 25, 2007 Montréal, Thursday, November 1st 2007 – image+nation, Canada’s oldest and largest LGBT film festival, will cap off two remarkable decades of vibrant queer cinema when its 20th edition unspools in Montréal from November 15 to 25. What a core group of relentlessly devoted LGBT community organizers, artists and academics ...

Montréal’s image+nation LGBT film festival

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image+nation, Montréal’s international LGBT film festival, celebrates two decades of cultural [r_evolution] with a mind-blowing 20th edition from November 15 to 25, 2007Montréal, Thursday, November 1st 2007 – image+nation, Canada’s oldest and largest LGBT film festival, will cap off two remarkable decades of vibrant queer cinema when its 20th edition unspools in Montréal from November 15 to 25. What a core group of relentlessly devoted LGBT community organizers, artists and academics es...

Festival de Cinéma Queer à l'Entrepôt

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2nd Festival de Cinéma Queer: du 16 au 21 Mars 2007 au cinéma l'Entrepôt, ParisLe Festival de cinéma Queer est un temps fort de réflexion sur les identités.Héritier du féminisme, et des cultures gays, lesbiennes et trans, la théorie et le mouvement politique Queer déconstruisent les genres et les sexualités. A l’instar de Jean Genet qui appelait à une reformulation, par les dominés eux-mêmes, individuellement et collectivement, de leur subjectivité, le cinéma Queer, reflet de n...

The Golden Age of Documentaries

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Friday, February 16----Much has been written about the "golden age of documentaries" that we suddenly and fortunately are currently immersed in. Perhaps it is a response to a violent and confusing world to which we are looking to bring knowledge, healing and understanding. Aside from aesthetic considerations, the documentary has also proven to be a highly profitable item for distributors, with such films as FAHRENHEIT 911, MARCH OF THE PENGUINS and this year's AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH...

It's women directors' moment to shine in the Miami sunshine.........

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SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN DIRECTORSThe Directors Guild of America reports that less than 10% of its membership are women. In the history of the Academy Awards, only three women have ever been nominated for Best Director (Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion and Sofia Coppola). While women head major studios and are prolific producers, there still is a “glass ceiling” regarding women directors. But at the Miami International Film Festival....it's a woman's world, and male journalists like myself just have ...

Miami International Festival announces Line Up

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The Miami International Film Festival, now in its 23rd edition, announced its official program, along with other announcements, at a packed news conference on the campus of the Festival’s patron, Miami Dade College.The Festival, which has grown in reputation as a major showcase for American independent and international films, with an accent on Spanish-language cinema, will open on March 3rd with the world premiere of HEARTLIFT (Lifting de Corazon), Argentine director Eliseo Subiela’s delici...

IFP New York 2005: more focus on docs

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The 27th IFP market, the largest convocation of aspiring and actual independent film makers in North America closed September 22 expanding to more participants and more industry speed networking. It reduced the number of works screened from 400 in past markets to 199 from the more than 1400 submitted in 2005. Thus IFP is shifting from a market and or festival to an efficient networking event that arranged this year an estimated 1,500 buyer-driven meetings with film makers. A new component, Th...

Sarasota awards announce

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January 31st, the Competition and Audience Awards for the 6th Annual Sarasota Film Festival were announced. Among this year’s Jury are Acquisitions Executive for IFC, Kelly DeVine; Managing Editor of IndieWire & IFCRant, Wendy Mitchell; Film Editor, Cynthia Scheider; Exec. Director of Women Make Movies, Debra Zimmerman; Producer & Bravo!FACT Board Member, Paul Gratton; Sundance Channel’s Senior Vice President of Film Programming, Paola Freccero; Producer Jeffrey Kramer; and President, Inte...

6th Sarasota ready to kick off

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6th ANNUAL SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL January 23RD – February 1ST, 2004 From the Opening Night Film & Party on January 23rd till the projectors go dark 10 film-filled days and nights later, the 6th Annual SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will present an extraordinary line-up of International & US independent features, shorts, documentaries, student films and special events celebrating special guests and their contributions to the art of filmmaking. The SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL (SFF) is dedicated to ex...

Global Peace Fest awards in Orlando

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GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL ANOUNCES AWARD WINNERS The inaugural GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL, held December 10-14, 2003, in Orlando, Florida, presented awards at a ceremony held on the Universal Studios back lot on December 13th. Actor Bo Svenson was on hand to serve as emcee for the festivities.The jury decided to acknowledge not just the filmmakers, but also the real heroes of these amazing films about global peace and justice.The jury awarded $8,000 to be split between director Peter He...

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