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Cinequest 18 Opens A Door to Discovery

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“I guarantee the next 12 days and nights of Cinequest will be a cabaret,” Cinequest Co-founder and Executive Director Halfdan Hussey promised upon greeting the opening night crowd. Hussey urged festival-goers to connect with each other—and to discover films and forums that matter, Maverick legends and fun. “A whole lot of fun, because we need that, too, as we’re stimulating our minds and our souls,” Hussey added. More than 1,000 people flocked to the world premiere of Paul Leuer’s ...

Cinequest 18 Opens A Door to Discovery

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 – “I guarantee the next 12 days and nights of Cinequest will be a cabaret,” Cinequest Co-founder and Executive Director Halfdan Hussey promised upon greeting the opening night crowd. Hussey urged festival-goers to connect with each other—and to discover films and forums that matter, Maverick legends and fun. “A whole lot of fun, because we need that, too, as we’re stimulating our minds and our souls,” Hussey added. More than 1,000 people flocked to the...

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...

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...

A Clamorous Reception for “Honeydrippers” And a Stream of Walkouts on “Jesse James”

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Thessaloniki day 9 : A Clamorous Reception for “Honeydrippers” And a Stream of Walkouts on “Jesse James” -- November 25, 2007 PHOTO: Georges Corraface, festival president, and Despina Mouzaki, artistic director of the festival, looking on at Glover/Sayles joint press conference for ”Honeydripper” Day number nine was largely dominated by the Dynamic Duo, director John Sayles and actor Danny Glover. The day started with a Master Class by Glover (attended by Sayles) whic...

Danny Glover arrives in Thessaloniki

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Danny Glover arrives in Thessaloniki November 23, 2007 The steady stream of Hollywood personalities continues with the arrival of Danny Glover on the Macedonian Littoral. The sixty-one year old Afro-American actor has appeared in over ninety films since his debut in 1979 as one of many background jailbirds in Don Siegel's "Escape From Alcatraz", which was a Clint Eastwood vehicle of the era. In the mid eighties he was a regular on the popular TV series "Hill Street Blues" a...

Thessaloniki Film Festival - Greece

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THESSALONIKI 2007, TOP TO BOTTOM by Alex deleon, Cracow, November 14, 2007for<filmfestivals.com> PHOTO: John Sayles holding his Golden Alexander Aloft   PREVIEWS OF COMING ATTRACTIONS The 48th Installment of the Thessaloniki Film Festival will take place in Greece's Second City from November 16 - 25, 2007. Thessaloniki, also known by the shorter name of "Salonika" is next to Athens the largest city in Greece and, in many ways, a more cosmopolitan city in terms of non-G...

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 ...

John Sayles to Receive Palm Springs American Maverick Award

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will open on Thursday, January 3, 2008 with the U.S. premiere of Then She Found Me, co-written and directed by Academy Award winner Helen Hunt. Marking Hunt’s directorial debut, the film will screen at 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Springs High School followed by an Opening Night Reception at the Desert Museum. Hunt is expected to attend the premiere of her film. The film also stars Bette Midler, Colin Firth and Matthew Broderick. The 19th A...

Kluckin Films In Surge Weekly

By Chris Raposa For Weekly Surge Photos by Scott Smallin Staff Photographer Horror flicks can be broken down into three major categories: suspense, slasher, and supernatural. In many cases, these three core components are fused together for the greater goal of the film, which is to scare the hell out of moviegoers. The horror genre in movies dates back to the onset of film itself. In 1896, George

Thessaloniki day 9 : clamorous reception for Honeydripper

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Day number nine was largely dominated by the Dynamic Duo, director John Sayles and actor Danny Glover. The day started with a Master Class by Glover (attended by Sayles) which was followed by a massive lunchtime press conference for the new Sayles film, "Honeydripper", and the main event of the evening in the Olympion Auditorium was a ceremony bestowing an Alexander statuette (lifetime achievement award) on Glover, folllowed by a screening of "Honeydripper" in which Glover is the leading actor, ...

John Sayles Film To Open Independent Film Week

Monday, September 10----------HONEYDRIPPER, the latest film from indie icon John Sayles that is having its world premiere this evening in Toronto, will be the Opening Night Film of Independent Film Week, the annual celebration of American Independent Cinema sponsored by the Independent Feature Project (IFP). The jam-packed event includes the public FILMMAKER CONFERENCE, featuring a host of fun and informative panels and screenings; the prestigious 29th IFP MARKET for industry professionals; ...

John Sayles Film To Open Independent Film Week in New York

Monday, September 10----------HONEYDRIPPER, the latest film from indie icon John Sayles that is having its world premiere this evening in Toronto, will be the Opening Night Film of Independent Film Week, the annual celebration of American Independent Cinema sponsored by the Independent Feature Project (IFP). The jam-packed event includes the public FILMMAKER CONFERENCE, featuring a host of fun and informative panels and screenings; the prestigious 29th IFP MARKET for industry professionals; ...

Biz Buzz: Distribution Deals Heat Up

Sunday, September 9-----Sales of Toronto International Film Festival titles are heating up, generating much excitement and hopes for other announcements in the days to come. BEFORE I FORGET (Avant Que J'Oublie), the newest film from French director Jacques Nolot, has been acquired by Strand Releasing, the specialty arthouse distributor. The film is screening in the Contemporary World Cinema section here, after world premiering at the Cannes Film Festival at the Directors Fortnight. In the film, ...

Chaz Thorne Is Having His Toronto Moment

 Thursday, September 6--------From a cursory look at the films to be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival, which opens this evening, it can seem as if Hollywood is dominating the program schedule. This is far from the truth. The Festival is very international in its scope, with a high percentage of film auteurs and fledgling directors from Europe, Asia and Latin America. It is also a terrific place to check the pulse of the Canadian film scene and discover local talent.One talented ...

Toronto Opening Weekend Galas

 Tueday, August 28----------The Toronto International Film Festival has become a key launching pad for the careers of films in the North American market. This is even more true for films chosen for the Gala Presentations.....mainly American prestige pictures and international titles from known auteurs. Early buzz for the awards season can be created here, and with over 3000 journalists attending from all over the globe, the international aspects (and pressure) are enormous. A film can either be...

Thessalonik prepares a tribute to John Sayles

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The acclaimed American independent filmmaker John Sayles will attend the 48th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival for a complete retrospective on his work. John Sayles will present and discuss his films with the public, along with his longtime partner and producer Maggie Renzi and his staple actors Chris Cooper (Academy Award winner in 2002 for Adaptation) and David Strathairn (Academy Award winner in 2005 for Goodnight and Good Luck). The director will be honored with a spec...

LA fest wrapped

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Los Angeles – The 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival wrapped here this weekend as festival really has come into its own at it’s new digs in Westwood. Now in it’s second year in the Westwood Village this years fest shrugged off some of the first year jitters it experienced last summer to firmly establish itself as L.A’s premiere festival. The Westwood village is one of those rare places in this city that are not dominated by car culture but instead are pedestrian friendly. The number of quali...

Los Angeles Film Festival wrapped

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The 2007 Los Angeles Film Festival wrapped here this weekend as festival really has come into its own at it’s new digs in Westwood. Now in it’s second year in the Westwood Village this years fest shrugged off some of the first year jitters it experienced last summer to firmly establish itself as L.A’s premiere festival. The Westwood village is one of those rare places in this city that are not dominated by car culture but instead are pedestrian friendly. The number of quality theatrical ve...

Actor Bill Duke to Receive 2007 Action On Film Lifetime Award

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Actor Bill Duke to Receive 2007 Action On Film Lifetime Achievement AwardActor, director, producer Bill Duke to receive the 2007 Action on Film International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 show, which will be held July 27-29, 2007, at the Long Beach Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California.Long Beach, CA (PRWEB_ June 21, 2007 -- The producers of the Action On Film International Film Festival announced Thursday that actor Bill Duke has been chosen as the 2007 winner of...

Danny Glover's Bamako screens at Pan African Film and Arts Festival

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Academy Award winning actor Danny Glover hosted a special screening of the feature film BAMAKO on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 6:45 p.m. during the 15th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival. Filmed in Mali, the U.S., and France, BAMAKO tells the story of a bar singer and her husband Chaka. Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up. In the courtyard of the house they share with other families, a trial court has been set up. African civil society spokesmen have t...

Pan African Film and Arts Festival will honor legendary activist and associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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PAN AFRICAN FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2007 HONOREES PAFF Night of Tribute to Honor Ambassador Andrew Young, Regina Young, Blair Underwood, St. Clair Bourne, and Hon. Herb J. Wesson The 15th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival will honor legendary activist and associate of to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ambassador Andrew Young with the coveted PAFF Lifetime Achievement Award during their annual Night of Tribute. Other distinguished honorees include documentary filmmaker St. Clair Bo...

The Africa Movie Academy Awards

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The Africa Movie Academy Awards and the Niger Delta Film FestivalThe annual African Movie Academy Awards, which take place annually in Bayelsa, Nigeria, are currently open for submissions from African filmmakers. The closing date of submissions is December 30th, 2006,(PRWEB) October 29, 2006 -- What constitutes a great African film? Is it the storyline, on a continent where so often, the retelling of our stories has not been in African hands? Is it the technical brilliance of the production, wit...

New York International Independent Film and Video Fest live in LA

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival gears up for 8 days of screenings, world premieres, parties and panels in Los Angeles.The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) announces its return to Los Angeles, September 14 – 21, 2006 for its bi-annual film extravaganza. Now in its 13th year, NYIIFVF is a distinctive event in the entertainment and arts communities with world premieres and over 200 international and domestic films, shorts, documenta...

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