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Highlights of the Stuttgart Animation 2007 festival

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Just a few days left until the start of the 14th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2007 (April 26 - May 01).The good things remain. The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is still one of the world’s largest and most important festivals for animated film. In five competitions the festival will show what has been achieved internationally in the field of animated film during the course of a year – with films from internationally renowned professionals as well as talented newcomers and with e...

Oscar-Nominated Short Films At The IFC Center

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Tuesday, February 13----Short filmmakers, even those nominated for Academy Awards, can have a hard time showcasing their work for the general public. The heyday of short films being shown in theaters before the main feature have long gone. However, intrepid New Yorkers are in for a treat this coming weekend, when the IFC Center, downtown Manhattan's most dynamic arthouse theater, will present a program of the live-action and animated short films that are up for Oscar gold.Usually, only those...

La Boca del Lobo International Short Film Festival Awards

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The Jury for the IX La Boca del Lobo International Short Film Festival have decided unanimously to award the following special mentions, nominations and prizes.Special mention to the film "DUBUS" for its editing.Special mention to the film "CLASES PARTICULARES" for promoting values among young people.Special metion to the film "FLESH" for daring and transgressive visual narrative.Best Micro-ShortCARLITOPOLIS dir. Nieto (Francia)Best Erotic ShortDEU NO JORNAL dir. Yanko del Pino (Brasil)Be...

6th Annual Coney Island Film Festival announces lineup

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The 6th annual installment of the Coney Island Film Festival hits the shores of Coney Friday, October 6th through Sunday, October 8th. This year's festival features eighty-one 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 Stephen Verona's lost clas...

Tribeca Spotlight on War Docs and Animation

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The fifth annual Tribeca Film Festival wrapped here Sunday with a political and international selection of winners including three war themed films which took the top prizes. Tristan Bauers tale of a Falklands War soldier won the Founders award, while Deborah Scrantons Iraq-themed The War Tapes took the Best Documentary prize. The audience award went to Linda Hattendrfs “The Cats of Mirikitani” the tale of an American who lost family in the Hiroshima bombings.Figures show this years fest att...

Tribeca preview: animated New York with Bill Plympton

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One of the highlights of this springs Tribeca Film Festival is sure to be the Animated New York program curated by Bill Plympton. When people think of New York City’s filmmakers most are unaware of the thriving, diverse independent animation community .Plympton's illustrations and cartoons have been printed in The New York Times and The Village Voice , as well as the magazines Vogue , Rolling Stone , Vanity Fair , Penthouse , and National Lampoon . His political cartoon strip "Plympton", ...

Tribecca preview: animated New York with Bill Plympton

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One of the highlights of this springs Tribeca Film Festival is sure to be the Animated New York program curated by Bill Plympton. When people think of New York City’s filmmakers most are unaware of the thriving, diverse independent animation community .Plympton's illustrations and cartoons have been printed in The New York Times and The Village Voice , as well as the magazines Vogue , Rolling Stone , Vanity Fair , Penthouse , and National Lampoon . His political cartoon strip "Plympton", ...

Gen Art Film Festival: seven films, seven parties

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Seven film, seven parties. That’s the user-friendly concept behind the Gen Art Film Festival, one of New York’s most popular film showcases, which ran from April 5th to the 11th at the recently renovated Clearview Cinema in New York’s trendy Chelsea area.The Festival is only one of the diverse programs produced by the Gen Art organization, which is a leading national arts and entertainment entity dedicated to promoting emerging talents in fashion, film, art and music. With offices in New Y...

2006 Florida Film Festival Award Winners

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A weekend of awards and tributes at the 15th Florida Film Festival close the 10-day long event, held in Orlando, Florida. At Friday evening’s Festival Revel celebration, held at the Citrus Club in downtown Orlando, the first-ever Florida Film Festival American Visionary Award was presented to legendary director John Waters. Dubbed the "Pope of Trash" by William Burroughs, John Waters has gained phenomenal international renown as writer and director of wildly original, irreverent, and offbeat p...

Aspen Shortsfest highlights

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Filmmakers from around the world will gather April 5-9 for Aspen Shortsfest 2006 at the Wheeler Opera House and other locations in Aspen and Carbondale, Colorado. Now in its 15th year, Shortsfest will present an array of short films for all ages chosen from over 45 countries. Two evenings of selected festival highlights will also screen April 14 - 15 at Denver’s Starz FilmCenter in association with the Denver Film Society. From premiers to Oscar®-nominated shorts, this year's International C...

The film festival of Portugal is back to Oporto in a week

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The film festival of Portugal is back to Oporto between the 20th February and the 5th March. As usual, the Rivoli is the main theatre of Portugal¹s leading festival- with its competitive sections, Fantasy, Directors Week and Orient Express, as well as the Retrospectives of the 26th edition. And they are the Hungarian Cinema, Bollywood Cinema, Bill Plympton, the Brothers Shaw and German Expressionism.Also included in the program is the best of the latest Portuguese cinema and an Homage to Manoel...

Animated Film Showcase of Catalunya highlights

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The International Animated Film Showcase of Catalunya presents a retrospective selection about Surrealism and another about Mexican Animation.- Ron Diamond, founder of the Acme Filmworks studio in Hollywood, will explain, in a special session, the relationship that exists between independent animation, commercial production and advertising. Once more, ANIMAC offers a new opportunity to enjoy the thousand and one faces making up the international arena of animated cinema. The tenth ANIMAC, orga...

The Fifth Annual Anchorage International Film Festival

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The Fifth Annual Anchorage International Film Festival(AIFF) is one of the last opportunities for independent filmmakers to add to their list of awards and accolades in order to attract distributors for their films. The festival begins on Friday, Dec. 2, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 11. "As each year comes to a close, filmmakers seek out just one more festival to try and obtain another set of laurels for their films," said Tony Sheppard, founder of AIFF. "Distributors do consider a film's succe...

Sitges number one fantasy film festival in the world

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SITGES 2005 - (October 9th to 18th, 2005),the International Film Festival of Catalonia is the number one fantasy film festival in the world and represents, at the same time, the cultural expression with the most media impact in Catalonia. With a solid 37 years of experience, the Sitges Festival is a stimulating universe of encounters, exhibitions, presentations and screenings of fantasy films from all over the world. Born in 1968 as the 1st International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies, today ...

Woodstock Film Festival awarded Cavite

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The 2005 Woodstock Film Festival awarded Best Feature honors to CAVITE at the Awards Ceremony, Sunday, October 2nd in Woodstock, New York at the Bearsville Theatre. The award was one of ten awards given out on the last night of the five-day festival.The Maverick Award for BEST FEATURE presented to directors Ian Gamazon and Neill dela Llana for CAVITE, which follows an American citizen visiting his hometown of Cavite, Philippines where people will do just about anything to survive. Upon his arri...

Newport International Film Festival highlights

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The 2005 Newport International Film Festival, the 8th Annual event, will get underway Tuesday, June 7th – 12th, 2005, and run for six days and nights of entertaining films, informative symposiums, and, of course, those glamorous Newport parties. The Festival atmosphere is relaxed, yet filled with all the enchantment, energy, and excitement of Hollywood. This year the festival will honor writer/director/actor/musician Michael McKean with the annual Claiborne Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement....

Tribeca enters the Shorts aren

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TRIBECA NEW YORK – Short film fest (April 19 – May 20)Low-cost production technologies, rapid increases in film school graduates, and the shift to a visually oriented consumer society has resulted in a significant increase of short and long feature films entered in film festivals. For the fourth edition of New York’s Tribeca Film Festival which ended on May 1st more than 1750 films were submitted in formats including, 35, 16, super 8, as well as 24 p, mini dv, and high definition cam. I...

Maryland Film Festival wrapped

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The competition-free Maryland Film Festival wrapped up its seventh annual festival in Baltimore, Maryland on Sunday, May 8 with the Closing Night screening of SWIMMERS from writer/director Doug Sadler followed by the Closing Night Party. The film was hosted by Sadler along with cast members Robert Knott, Michael Mosley, and Tara Devon Gallagher; the film also stars Shawn Hatosy, Cherry Jones, and Sarah Paulson. SWIMMERS was developed at the Sundance Labs, won the annual Maryland Filmmakers Fel...

American Indies tango in Buenos Aires

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AMERICAN INDIES TANGO IN BUENOS AIRESBy Sandy Mandelberger, Special Events EditorThe 7th edition of the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI) is in full swing, and among the 300 plus films is a heady mix of American independent talents. Known as the Sundance of South America, the Festival is devoted to showcasing quirky, individualistic cinema from Europe, Asia, Latin America and, increasingly, the US.While the focus on indie cinema makes the Sundance reference an e...

Independent film Tango in Buenos Aires

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INDEPENDENT FILM TANGO IN BUENOS AIRESBuenos Aires---Establishing a reputation as the Sundance of South America, the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema is now in full swing, with an ambitious program of international discoveries and thoughtful retrospectives. But this is not the Sundance of glamour, glitz and goody bags. The Festival is more like the Sundance of ten years ago....a more intimate, less glossy affair where the film faithful come to uncover new talents and abs...

Vic Independent Line Up

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VIC INDEPENDENT ANNOUNCES 2005 LINEUP!The Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival has announced it’s largest lineup to date for its 10-day celebration of film, February 4 – 13, 2005. "We're bringing the world to Victoria and at the same time showcasing Canadian and homegrown work” said Festival Director Kathy Kay. “The Vic Independent has become a strong, dynamic and multifaceted festival that Victorians are finding irresistible.”With the Festival’s strong focus on Canadian films,...

Denver Fest RAY'S the Roof at 27th Year

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The Rocky Mountains of Denver were privileged to have one of the nations top ten film festivals take place at the Denver International Film Festival this past week. Opening up with Universals anticipated RAY staring Jamie Foxx as the magnetic soul blues man Ray Charles; the Festival presented a dynamic Opening Night Gala. The downtown Buelle Theater filled to capacity, Director and co-writer Taylor Hackford, producers Stuart Benjamin, Karen and Howard Baldwin, cast members Jamie Foxx, Regina K...

Program for Stockholm International Film Festival 2004!

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The festival program of the 15th Stockholm International Film Festival offers 170 films from more than 40 nations, divided into fourteen sections. The party begins on the 18th of November. We are proud to present this year¹s program! Stockholm XV CompetitionThe competition for directors making either their debut, second or third film offers innovative, thought-provoking productions by new sharp talents from all over the world. Half of the films entered in this year¹s competition are directed b...

Leipzig highlights

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International competition highlights from Leipzig: "Touch the Sound" is this year’s opening film at the festivalThe new film of Thomas Riedelsheimer (Two German Film Awards for "Rivers and Tides") will celebrate its first German screening as the opening film of the 47th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Films on October 19, 2004. "Touch the Sound" has recently been awarded the Main Prize of the "Semaine de la Critique" at the International Locarno Film Festival. The f...

Silver anniversary of Fantasporto splash in Cannes

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Going now to its 25th edition, Fantasporto has brought to Portugal for the first time the films of such names as David Cronenberg, André Tarkovsky, Brian de Palma, John Carpenter, Alain Resnais, David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar, Andrzej Zulawski, Ridley Scott, Luc Besson, Peter Greenaway, Neil Jordan, Jean-Jacques Beneix, Joel and Ethan Cohen, Sam Raimi, Brian Yuzna, Peter Jackson, Hal Hartley, Anthony Minghella, Quentin Tarantino, Roberto Rodriguez, Danny Boyle, Paul Anderson, David Fincher, James...

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