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One week from today is opening night... THIRD ANNUAL SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 13–16, This year the festival includes: Opening Night Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues, Cannes Highlight Waltz with Bashir, Bill Plympton’s Idiots and Angels, Retrospective of Gene Deitch’s Films for Children and Award-Winning Shorts from Around the World The San Francisco Film Society presents the third annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIA...

3rd san francisco international animation festival

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We will be reporting live from the festival Currently one of the most fertile, creative and productive forms in cinema and television, animation occupies a pressure point between artistic, experimental, commercial and industrial media. It ranges from the latest visual FX-based arthouse films to family-friendly cartoons. The four-day San Francisco International Animation Festival celebrates San Francisco’s preeminence as a hub for one of the most creative form...

San Francisco International Animation Festival preview

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The San Francisco Film Society presents the third annual San Francisco International Animation Festival (SFIAF), a four-day event celebrating one of the most fertile, creative and productive forms of artistic, experimental, commercial and industrial media. The International Animation Festival ranges from the latest award-winning features to family-friendly short cartoons and celebrates San Francisco's preeminence as a hub for one of the most vital forms in cinema today. SFIAF will screen Novembe...

Curtain Fell on Athens Film Fest, Pingpongkingen wins best

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14th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL September 17 – 28, 2008All good things must come to an end and the curtain fell on the 14th Athens International Film Festival CONN-X on September 28 after a screening of Mike Lee’s ‘Happy-Go-Lucky’ and an unforgettable party with loads of music, drinking and dancing. It’s been a great ten days. Over 140 short and feature length films, at least 20 sold out screenings, more than 50,000 viewers, workshops, an animation masterclass by Bill Plympto...

The First-Ever International Festival of Fake Film Trailers

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The First-Ever International Festival of Fake Film Trailers is held in TEASERLAND.COM Teaserland.com is available from September 1st. The new website, which will held the First International Festival of Fake Film Trailers, is a joint project by VAS A VER and ACCIÓN MEDIA. The Festival, directed by Xavi Bru, invites everyone to make a fake trailer of a non-existing film and post it on Teaserland.com from September 23rd. The prize, €30.000 to make a short film, will be announced in January 2009...

Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival line up

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The Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival announces the line up for 2008 festival September 11-14th, in Vineyard Haven, MA. Produced by the Martha's Vineyard Film Society, the MVIFF will screen 30 international features and documentaries and two Short Film programs. Several filmmakers will be in attendance. Among the high profile films selected are: Irena Salina's Flow, For Love of Water (Opening Night), Lucy Walker's Blindsight, Ellen Kuras's The Betrayal, Liz Mermin's Shot in Bombay, ...

Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival preview

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The annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival, produced by the MV Film Society, is a showcase for the best feature and short films from around the globe. As its exquisite setting would suggest, this is not your typical film festival-"Which is a good thing," says actor Hayden Christensen (who attended in 2007). "It has a laidback vibe to it, fitting for film and the industry."Laidback or not, the days and nights of September 11 through 14 is still packed with excell...

ANIMATOR 2008 : selection for competition is open

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The 2nd selection for competition is open.Due to a great interest of filmmakers in ANIMATOR 2008 the festival organizers decided to introduce the second selection for competition. New entry deadline is : 26 MAY 2008 GRAND PRIX of 50 000 PLN (ca 14 000 Euros) will be awarded to the best animated film. An entry form and regulations can be downloaded from: www.animator-festival.comANIMATOR 2008 Festival is the major event in a rich programme of events celebrating 60 Years of Polish Animation and ...

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 ...

POLAND, Poznań, the World Animation Capital, 7-12 July 2008

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ANIMATOR 2008 Festival is the major event in a rich programme of occasions celebrating 60 Years of Polish Animation and the greatest celebration of animated cinema in Poland, competing with the most renowned animation festivals in the world.ANIMATOR 2008 is an international competition with a GRAND PRIX of 50 000 PLN /ca. 14.000 Euros/. Films can be submitted for selection till May 10, 2008. An entry form    and regulations can be downloaded from www.animator-festival.comANIMATOR 2008 offer...

ON HIS OWN TERMS - BILL PLYMPTON AT THE ASPEN SHORTSFEST

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"You're only limitation in animating is your own imagination", said Bill Plympton last night following program 4 at the Aspen Shortsfest.  This year Bill is part of the competition jury and is teaching a Master Class in Animation on Saturday afternoon.  Each of the programs has one or two Plymptoons screening out of competition.  THE FAN AND THE FLOWER is one of my favorite Plympton pieces.   It screened in program 3 along with 6 other films, including my pick for fi...

AFI Dallas in full swing with heavy line up

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 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt's directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival's Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend's BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 - April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two unre...

USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events

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The USA Film Festival announces the schedule of events for the 38th Annual USA Film Festival, April 21-27, 2008, at the Angelika Film Center in Dallas.This year, the Festival honors two stage, screen and television veterans; one of the most respected cinematographers of our time; a rock and roll living legend; stages an anniversary reunion of popular comedy cult phenomenons of all time; brings eminent French director Claude Lelouch to Dallas; presents its 30th annual installment of the Academy-q...

AFI Dallas in full swing

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AFI DALLAS International Film Festival Presented by Target, Founding Sponsor Victory Park announces Helen Hunt’s directorial debut, THEN SHE FOUND ME, as the festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation and Stuart Townsend’s BATTLE IN SEATTLE as its Closing Night Gala presentation.The eleven-day festival (March 27 – April 6), will feature 210 feature films and shorts with 290 screenings. Once again, the Target Ten Narrative and Target Ten Documentary Competition winners will receive two u...

Golden Trailer Awards gala set for may 8th in LA

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The 9th Annual Golden Trailer Awards gala, which celebrates the art, craft and fun of movie promotion, will take place on Thursday, May 8th at the landmark Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The announcement was made today by Golden Trailer founders and co-executive producers, Evelyn Brady Watters and Monica Brady. Established in 1999, the Golden Trailer Awards have become a coveted mark of achievement in the industry, and are awarded in 55 categories covering domestic and foreign movie ...

Sarasota Film Festival Announces Narrative Films, Documentaries & Shorts Packages

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The Sarasota Film Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary April 4-13th 2008. What began as a three-day festival with a handful of events has grown over a decade into one of the leading regional festivals is North America. As previously announced, this year the festival is thrilled to have as its honorary chairs, Governor Charlie Crist, United Artists CEO Paula Wagner and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Co-Chairman Rick Nicita. They are all expected to attend the 10th Anniversary Ball, where th...

Tribeca reveals line up of 122 feature films from 31 countries

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival has announced the line-ups for its World Narrative and World Documentary Feature Film Competitions as well the films it has chosen to present in the Encounters section for the seventh annual Festival. The Festival will take place April 23 – May 4, 2008 in Lower Manhattan. The Festival will present a streamlined selection of 122 feature films from 31 different countries, including 55 World Premieres, ten International Premieres, 26 North American Premieres, eig...

Full Program Line-up Announcement for 46th Ann Arbor Film Festival

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Full Program Line-up Announcement for 46th Ann Arbor Film FestivalThis year "It's Time to Watch" the Ann Arbor Film Festival, taking place March 25 - 30th. With more than 36 film screenings, daily free events, live film-based performances and multiple world premieres, audiences will have ample opportunities to watch and be amazed this year.This year's extended Opening Night Gala, Tuesday March 25th takes place from 6 – 8pm in the glorious Grand Foyer of the Michigan Theater. Attendees will enj...

Backseat Film Festival is back in Philadelphia

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The 6th edition the Backseat Film Festival is back in Philadelphia on March 13-16th! We are very proud of all the great rock ‘n roll movies we've been lucky enough to show over the years, and we are looking forward to this year’s movies. Once again, we'll be screening the finest shorts, features, documentaries, animations, music videos and everything in between, with genres across the board. Student films and local stuff too! And true to form, we'll be hosting loads of special events and aft...

Animator Bill Plympton guest star at Aspen Shortfest

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Two-time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton, whose animated shorts are a perennial Shortsfest highlight, will be the featured special guest for this year's Director Spotlight. Known for his twisted humor and keen observations of the absurd in everyday life, Plympton has directed more than 30 films, ranging from animated shorts (How to Kiss, 25 Ways to Quit Smoking, Guide Dog, his most recent Oscar nomination) to full-length features, both animated and live action (J. Lyle, I Married a Strange Person, H...

Eclectic Weekend Mix At The Fort Lauderdale FF

 Friday, October 26----------Well into its second week, the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival offers an eclectic mix of international films and homegrown indies.....something for all audience tastes, and hopefully stimulating enough to bring patrons back for more. Friday night is French night with two Gallic delights. The first, NAPOLEON AND ME, is actually a French/Italian co-production, which stars French superstar Daniel Auteuil as Napoleon and Italian hearthrob Ermanno Germano as ...

Coney Island Film Festival announces lineup

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The 7th annual installment of the Coney Island Film Festival hits the shores of Coney Island on Friday, September 28th through Sunday, September 30th. This year's festival features eighty films from around the world; a stunning array of high and low-brow fare, as diverse as the neighborhood it represents. Subjects range from the profound to the profane, showcasing the independent spirit and irreverent nature of the one and only Coney Island.This year's centerpiece film is director Mike Edwards C...

Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival Announces Film Slate

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The Big Picture from a small island 2007 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival September 13-16th screens films from over 20 countries and celebrates with four nights of live world music VINEYARD HAVEN, MA (August, 2007) The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival, produced by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society and presented by Plum, boldly expands their film programming and live music presentations for their 2nd festival September 13-16th http://www.mvfilmfest.com. With the...

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival

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Get ready for the second annual Martha's Vineyard International Film Festival September 13-16, 2007. Imagine four days filled with amazing films from around the globe, fun parties, engaging conversation, great live music all within the downtown Walking Festival District - and oh, yes, enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in America. Have the last weekend of summer be the best one of the year. With the goal of distinguishing themselves from other festivals, The Martha’s Vineyard Internat...

Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films

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If you dare wear short shorts, then wear them to the 2007 Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films & Short Film Market (ShortFest), held from August 23-29, 2007 at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, CA. Now in its 13th year, the Festival has announced its roster of 332 films, selected from more than 2,500 worldwide entries. The Festival will showcase 54 World Premieres, 12 North American Premieres and 20 U.S. Premieres. The selection of films for screening and competition feature...

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