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Elliott Gould to Receive Maverick Spirit Award at Cinequest 22

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    Cinequest presents its highest honor, the Maverick Spirit Award, to legendary actor Elliott Gould on March 2 at the California Theatre, following the 9:30 p.m. screening of Dorfman starring Gould and Sara Rue (Rules of Engagement and Less than Perfect). Gould plays Burt Dorfman, Deb Dorfman's (Sara Rue) father, in this romantic comedy, directed by Palo Alto native, Brad Leong (Director of Palo Alto). Previou...

Born in Mississippi, raised in Watts, educated at UCLA, "Killer of Sheep" director, CHARLES BURNETT, at KAFFNY!

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“Killer of Sheep” Director, Charles Burnett, on The LA Riots Born in Mississippi, raised in Watts,  educated at UCLA Film School, “Killer of Sheep” director,  Charles Burnett is one of the most influential African American filmmakers.  Watch live from the Korean American Film Festival/New York on March 19, 2011, as he discusses the likeliness of another LA Riots, redlining, the LAPD and teaching his children how to handle the police if ever confronted by them. Cou...

The 5th Annual Korean American Film Festival New York, March 17-20th at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas on 23rd Street in NYC

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  http://www.kaffny.com Korean filmmakers, musicians, and actors, make up the 5th Annual KAFFNY happening THIS weekend in New York! 5 Full length features, 5 Talks, 29 Shorts, 6 films from Retrospective honoree, Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, and much more await you this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 18-20th! You don’t have to travel hours by airplane to get an education in Korean art, culture and film! Hop the subway to Chelsea Clearview Cinema, located at 260 West ...

OFF PLUS CAMERA 2011 – the first titles revealed!

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The programming novelties for this year's festival are: “Filming Women”, and a special section presenting new Irish, German and Asian cinema. Other sections include as usual the main competition “Making Way” (with $100k award), “Discoveries”, “From the Gut” and “Catching Up”.In the section “FILMING WOMEN”, we will present “On Tour” (“Tournée”) directed by a popular French actor Mathieu Amalric. The film got excellent reviews and was awarded with Palme d'Or for di...

Lynn Redgrave's Boldest Interview: Looking Back on Her Career (1943 -2010)

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Lynn Redgrave Gets Personalby quendrith johnsonWhen Lynn Redgrave materializes for her interview, we're both shocked to find out that three consecutive Los Angeles-area eateries are closed because it is just after 3 pm, the apparent post-lunch witching hour. Who would miss a chance to be in the company of Lynn Redgrave, two-time Oscar® nominated actor (Gods and Monsters, 1998, Georgy Girl, 1966), Tony winner, author of the outstanding one-woman show "Shakepeare for My Father," sister ...

Cinema tout dooh new competition at Cinema Tous Ecrans

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For the first time presented within the frame of the 15th edition of the festival Cinéma Tous Ecrans, 2-8 November 2009, Cinéma Tout DOOH is a competiton for short and silent films dedicated to the DOOH (Digital Out Of home). The competion is free and open to all and has as a goal to screen in competition artistic films of max. 20 seconds created specificially for this new medium.The selected films will be broadcast during 3 weeeks on Neo Advertising’s network of screens ( more than 2'000 th...

Independent Film Week Lands In Manhattan

  Monday, September 15------In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Independent Feature Project (IFP), one of the oldest filmmaker organizations in America, is hosting this week's Independent Film Week (formerly the IFP Market). The name change reflects the organization's mission of discovering, showcasing, and supporting new independent film projects and talent. For full information, visit: www.independentfilmweek.comSince its founding in 1979, IFP has facilitated the development, financi...

NEWSLETTER N° 378: August 25, 2008

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AWARDS THE AWARDS WATCH ON FEST21.COM Oscar and more Hollywood Awards: 10 Actors to Watch MediaBridge YouthFest Winners Finalists for the 2008 Global Six Sigma awards Zurich inaugural Golden Icon Award to Stallone Awards of the first annual Downtown Film Festival The New York International Independent Awards ...

IPF Market revamped to Independent Film Week

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For First Time, IPF Market Event Will Take Place at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology from September 14 - 19, 2008Gearing up for its 30th anniversary this September, IFP today announced that its annual IFP Market has been officially renamed Independent Film Week to reflect its mission of discovering, showcasing, and supporting new independent film projects and talent. IFP is the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers. Since its founding in 1979, IFP has facil...

IPF Market revamped to Independent Film Week

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For First Time, IPF Market Event Will Take Place at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology from September 14 - 19, 2008Gearing up for its 30th anniversary this September, IFP today announced that its annual IFP Market has been officially renamed Independent Film Week to reflect its mission of discovering, showcasing, and supporting new independent film projects and talent. IFP is the nation's oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers. Since its founding in 1979, IFP has facil...

American Indies Are Back At New Directors/New Films

 Wednesday, March 26----As another sign of seasonal change, the venerable New Directors/New Films festival returns to the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center in what is one of New York’s rites of Spring. Dedicated to the discovery and support of emerging artists, ND/NF has earned an international reputation for its cutting-edge programming and commitment to more artistically ambitious filmmaking. This year, a total of 26 features and 6 short films made the cut, spotlig...

New april dates for the USA Film Festival Dallas

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The USA Film Festival announced NEW DATES for the 38th Annual USA Film Festival of April 21 - 27, 2008, to be held in Dallas.The seven-day festival will feature the best new independent short and feature films from around the world, along with special tributes; the Academy-qualified National Short Film & Video Competition featuring cash awards in multiple categories; and discussions with dozens of celebrities and filmmaker guests.ALL PROGRAMS during the seven-day USA Film Festival event will tak...

LA Pan African Film & Art Fest winners

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The 16th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) today announced the winners of its 2008 Pan African Film and Arts Filmmakers Awards and Audience Favorite Awards. Jury Prizes were awarded in the following categories: Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary, Best Narrative Short, Best Feature, and Best Director-First Feature. New for the 2008 PAFF is the addition of The Oscar Micheaux Award, named after the first African-American filmmaker. In addition to the Jury Prizes, Audience Fav...

Panels and Workshops at PAFF

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The 16th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival continues its tradition of providing a marketplace for filmmakers by announcing their signature selection of panel and workshops for its 2008 festival. Curated by acclaimed producer Sherri James, PAFF's panels and workshops are expected to draw thousands of attendees and are designed to provide resources for independent filmmakers. 2008 participants include studio executives, actors, directors, writers, musicians, and more! Panels and worksho...

PAFF opens with Namibia: the struggle for liberation

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The Pan African Film and Arts Festival Starts Today and opens with NAMIBIA: THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATIONThursday, February 7, 7:00 PM(2007/US/Narr/161min)Director: Charles BurnettStars Danny Glover, Carl Lumbly, Joel Haikali, and Obed Emvula NAMIBIA: THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION depicts the long struggle waged by the people of Namibia for their independence that was ultimately won with the help of Cuban military volunteers fighting in Angola. The 1987 battle of Cuito Cuanavale, in which the South ...

LA Pan African Film & Art Fest line up, largest ever

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The 16th ANNUAL PAN AFRICAN FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (PAFF) today announced the line-up of films selected from a record number of submissions for their 2008 film competition. Known for showcasing new films first and recognized as America's premiere black film festival, past PAFF features have included box office and award-winning hits: Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Redemption, Crazy As Hell, Kingdom Come, The Brothers, Gridlock'd, Days of Glory, and the 2006 Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Film, T...

Opening Night Gala with Namibia: the struggle for liberation

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PAFF has announced that award-winning filmmaker Charles Burnett's NAMIBIA: THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION will open its 16th annual festival on Thursday, February 7, 2008 in Hollywood at the Directors Guild of America. Starring Carl Lumbly, Danny Glover , Joel Haikali, and Obed Emvula, NAMIBIA depicts the long struggle waged by the people of Namibia for their independence that was ultimately won with the help of Cuban military volunteers fighting in Angola. The 1987 battle of Cuito Cuanavale, in ...

Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Awards Shape Oscar Race

 Tuesday, December 11----------With the announcement over the past two days of the winners of the Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Associations, the leading contenders for the Oscar have finally crystallized. Prize winners from the two most prestigious film critics societies in the United States have definitely turned both films and talents into the frontrunners…..in other words, the ones to beat come Oscar night.  The first to announce, on Sunday afternoon, was the Los Angeles Film Cri...

Los Angeles Film Festival full line up

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Film Independent announced the full program line-up for the 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival (Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, July 1), including the Opening Night and Closing Night films.As previously announced, Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood will receive this year’s Spirit of Independence Award on Thursday, June 28 at a special event sponsored by Target. Tony Bennett, who is the focus of a new documentary for which Clint Eastwood serves as executive producer, will pre...

Berlinale Forum: A Laboratory For Mainstream Cinema

 Wednesday, February 14-----Veteran Berlin Film Festival goers know that the program section that often has the most challenging, invigorating and energetically inventive cinema choices are in the Berlinale Forum, which has only grown in stature under the stewardship of Forum head Christoph Terteche. “We see the Berlinale Forum as a kind of laboratory for the mainstream cinema of the future”, Terteche explained. “We offer our audiences and attending professionals a challenging group of fi...

Gibbs, Ragsdale win top Juneteenth Film Festival

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Gibbs, Ragsdale win top Juneteenth Film Festival directing awardsRoundtree, Reid, Bishop Jakes and Elise honored at 3rd annual black film Two filmmakers – from Dallas and Los Angeles – took top honors for best documentary and best short feature film categories, respectively, as the Juneteenth Film Festival (JFF) Awards and Tribute show completed a third successful season. (Please visit www.juneteenthfilmfestival.com)Angela Gibbs, LA-based daughter of actress Marla Gibbs, won the best short ...

Gibbs, Ragsdale win top Juneteenth Film Festival directing awards

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Roundtree, Reid, Bishop Jakes and Elise honored at 3rd annual black film showcaseTwo filmmakers – from Dallas and Los Angeles – took top honors for best documentary and best short feature film categories, respectively, as the Juneteenth Film Festival (JFF) Awards and Tribute show completed a third successful season. (Please visit www.juneteenthfilmfestival.com)Angela Gibbs, LA-based daughter of actress Marla Gibbs, won the best short film award with The Ties That Bind, a story of a young wo...

Prized Pieces Film Festival in NY

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The National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, announces the 2004 New York debut of the Prized Pieces Film Festival commencing October 8th through October 11, 2004. The four-day festival, held for the first time in New York City at Harlem’s famed Schomburg Center, celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the NBPC and its long-standing commitment to the preservation, funding, production and promotion of independent films and ...

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