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The 13th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (PIGLFF) came to a close on Tuesday night at the Prince Music Theater with a Closing Night Awards ceremony and screening of Kiss The Bride, followed by an outdoor celebration at Twenty21. Closing Night Awards co-hosts Robert Drake (WXPN) and Jennifer Karwoski (Kinky Quizzo) announced the Jury Awards for Itty Bitty Titty Committee (Best Feature), In Sickness and in Health (Best Documentary), The Saddest Boy in the World (Best Male S...

Stockholm Film Festival full line up

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STOCKHOLM XVI COMPETITIONSTORM by Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein (Sweden)HARDCORE by Dennis Iliadis (Greece)ME AND YOU AND EVERYONE WE KNOW by Miranda July (USA)THE ICEBERG by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon & Bruno Romy (Belgium)LOWER CITY by Sergio Machado (Brazil)THE FORBIDDEN CHAPTER by Fariborz Kamkari (Iran)COLD SHOWERS by Antony Cordier (France)THE GREAT ECSTASY OF ROBERT CARMICHAEL by Thomas Clay (Great Britain)FESTIVAL by Annie Griffin (Great Britain)THE PIANO TUNER OF EARTHQUAKES by Stephen...

Stockholm 16th Fest will pay tribute to Cronenberg

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The 16th Stockholm International Film Festival, held November 17-27.The countdown has started. The Stockholm International Film Festival is now This year will present 160 films from close to 40 countries. Herewith a glimpse of this year’s extensive programme. Here are some highlights of the selection.A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE The Festival opener.A convincing drama, where director David Cronenberg tells a story of the cruel way in which humanity relates to violence. Family father Tom is unexpectedl...

Philadelphia G&L awards

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The Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, produced by the Philadelphia Film Society, ended its two-week run up and down Broad Street with the announcement of winners of its Jury Competition and Audience Awards, a closing night screening of Craig Lucas’ THE DYING GAUL, and a final marathon of “Festival Favorites” the following evening. FESTIVAL AWARDS: At the Closing Night Ceremony on July, 18, Philadelphia Film Society Executive Director Thom Cardwell and Pennsylvania F...

Outfest opens with Cote d'Azur

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OUTFEST 2005 23rd LOS ANGELES GAY & LESBIAN FILM FESTIVALBookends Festival with COTE D’AZUR for Opening and Closes with THE DYING GAULThe largest and most successful Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in the world will open on July 7th. Outfest 2005 takes place in Los Angeles California, for the 23rd year once again promises to showcase a dynamic and broad scope of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual films. From July 7th to the 18th Los Angeles will become the hub for alternative lifestyle cin...

Outfest will open with Cote d'Azur and close with Dying Gaul, so french

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One of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals and the largest film festival in Southern California, the 23rd edition of Outfest will showcase a very strong year of gay/ lesbian/bisexual/transgendered filmmaking at its finest and most diverse. Outfest 2005, July 7 – 18, will screen 232 high quality narrative and documentary shorts and features from a record 28 countries around the world, beginning with the debut of the sexy comedy “Cote D’Azur,” starring Valeria Bruni-Tede...

Seattle International Film Festival awards

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The 31st Annual Seattle International Film FestivalThe 31st Annual Seattle International Film Festival announces award winners and concludes its 25-day run on Sunday June 12 with the North American premiere of award winning director Gus Van Sant’s film Last Days. Van Sant will be in attendance for the screening, which will be followed by the Closing Night Gala. SIFF 2005 was a great year and brought many eminent Seattleites together—from Microsoft’s Bill Gates to Eddie Vedder of Pearl Ja...

San Francisco closed with 77 000 in attendance

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The 48th San Francisco International Film Festival concluded with a screening of the wickedly satirical Hollywood noir, THE DYING GAUL, directed by Craig Lucas and starring Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott and Peter Sarsgaard. For 15 days, thousands of filmgoers, filmmakers and film industry representatives attended screenings of 185 films from 48 countries in San Francisco, Berkeley and Palo Alto. Attendance, compared to the 47th Festival, rose 5% to 77,000.The SKYY Prize, established in 1997 ...

Widen your focus at San Francisco International Film Fest

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48th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21-May 5) Widen your focus. That’s the tagline of the 48th San Francisco International Film Festival, whose curtains opened at the Castro Theatre on Thursday night, April 21. North America’s oldest film festival is “dedicated to forging a relationship between cultures and countries,” stated Roxanne Messina Captor, San Francisco Film Society Executive Director and recent recipient of France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des L...

Miami G&L fest opening

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Nearly 1,000 people filled the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami for the Gala Opening Night screening of Craig Lucas’ The Dying Gaul marking the opening of the 7th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Diva of Ceremonies, the legendary Bea Arthur, kicked off the festivities in a sumptuous black chiffon gown, joined on stage by pianist Billy Goldenberg. Ms. Arthur regaled the audience with a glimpse of her acclaimed one-woman show and brought the audience to their feet for three stan...

Miami G&L opens with The Dying Gaul

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Miami Gay & Lesbian Festival will open with Craig Lucas' feature film debut, entitled THE DYING GAUL.the festival runs April 18th to 21stThe Dying Gaul is a 3rd century B.C. sculpture (pictured above) that sits in the Capitoline Museum in Rome. It reveals the Greeks' ancient admiration for the Gauls, who fought naked and without armor. "The Dying Gaul" is also the title of a screenplay that Hollywood writer Robert Sandrich (played by Peter Sarsgaard) has written about 2 gay men, one of whom is...

Berlin Panorama celebrates 20 years

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PANORAMA CELEBRATES TWENTY YEARSThe Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, continuing a tradition of bringing the work of innovative and original artists to the international arena.The Panorama’s “patron saint” is its founder, Manfred Salzgeber, a theater owner and arthouse distributor, who almost single handedly created the underground film aesthetic in Berlin, and was influential in the spread of these unique films to countries all ove...

Dancing In Park City

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2005 Sundance Film Festival Announces ProgramThe Sundance Institute has announced the slate of films for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. New this year will be the inaugural World Cinema Competition, which brings more of an international focus on this once only US independent film Festival. The 2005 Sundance Film Festival will take place January 20–30, 2005, in Park City, Utah, USA. This Film Festival is the premier showcase for American independent film, is an important new platform for i...

Sundance announces its program mostly fresh & indie

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Sundance Institute presents the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, an exhibition of work that showcases the best of independent cinema. Each year the programming staff views thousands of submissions to select the most exciting and innovative works for the Festival.The Sundance Institute announced the lineup of films for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The films listed below make up the Independent Feature Film Competition, inaugural World Cinema Competition, Premieres, Park City at Midnight, American...

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