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 Sunday, January 27-----------FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse di...

FROZEN RIVER Wins Top Sundance Prize

 Sunday, January 27-----------FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse di...

Frozen River wins top Sundance Prize

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FROZEN RIVER, a film about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border, has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The film, a debut feature from writer/director Courtney Hunt, is adapted it from her own 2004 short of the same name. The film was one of a handful to actually be picked up by a major distributor during the Festival......having found a home with arthouse distributor Sony Pictures Classics ...

Academy Award Nominees At Sundance: Past And Present

 Tuesday, January 22-------With the announcement this morning of the Academy Award nominations, the Sundance Film Festival Press Office sent out an interesting release on the films, performers and creatives nominated this year who were represented at Sundance, past and present.Two films with multiple nominations had their premieres at last year's Festival. AWAY FROM HER, by Sarah Polley, has been nominated for Best Actress (Julie Christie) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Sarah Polley). THE SAVAGES...

Academy Award Nominees At Sundance: Past And Present

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With the announcement this morning of the Academy Award nominations, the Sundance Film Festival Press Office sent out an interesting release on the films, performers and creatives nominated this year who were represented at Sundance, past and present.Two films with multiple nominations had their premieres at last year's Festival. AWAY FROM HER, by Sarah Polley, has been nominated for Best Actress (Julie Christie) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Sarah Polley). THE SAVAGES, which had its world premie...

Sundance Film Festival announced its Jury members

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The juries collectively are comprised of twenty-four individuals from the global film community, each of whom brings unique perspective and range of experience. Award-winning directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers in the Competition categories will be announced on the evening of January...

Sundance Film Festival juries announced

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The 2008 Sundance Film Festival announced today the members of the six juries awarding prizes at the Festival, which runs January 17-27, 2008 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The juries collectively are comprised of twenty-four individuals from the global film community, each of whom brings unique perspective and range of experience. Award-winning directors, screenwriters, actors and cinematographers in the Competition categories will be announced on the evening of January...

Winners at the Stockholm International Film Festival

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The jury now presents its selection for the 18th Stockholm International Film Festival. The film that leaves Stockholm with the 16 lb Bronze Horse 2007 comes from Romania, and tells a gripping story of illegal abortion and societal control. The Bronze Horse for best feature 2007 goes to 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days by Cristian Mungiu. Mungiu’s gripping account of his native Romania and its totalitarian past takes the form of a story about a young woman helping her friend to undergo an illegal ...

Thessaloniki: Tandem Master Class with Chris Cooper & David Strathairn

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Day number five of the fest opened with a One-Two punch tandem Master Class delivered by Oscar winner Chris Cooper and multiple award nominee Davis Strathairn, two of the best character actors currently active in American cinema. Both are here in Thessaloniki accompanying director John Sayles on his full-scale career retrospective, ongoing throughout the festival. Both actors have appeared in a wide variety of roles in Sayles pictures and have made their mark in countless other films with variou...

Bahamas Attracts High Profile Industry Players For Jury and Panels

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 4th edition of the Festival. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. This year’s Festival will showcase 83 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Fr...

Bahamas Festival unveiled a line up for paradise

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Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool has revealed the final program details for the 4th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF). This year, the Festival will showcase 83 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary; New Vision; and Short Film. BIFF 2007 ta...

Bahamas Attracts High Profile Industry Players For Jury and Panels

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the members of the jury that will preside over the 4th edition of the Festival. The jury was revealed today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool. This year’s Festival will showcase 83 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Fr...

Juno to receive the Chairman’s Vanguard Award from Palm Springs

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The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will honor the film Juno with the Chairman’s Vanguard Award at the Festival’s annual Awards Gala. The award was announced at the Chairman’s Screening of the film in Palm Springs today. The award will be presented to director Jason Reitman, writer Diablo Cody and the film’s cast. Previously announced honorees include Sean Penn, Jerry Weintraub, Marion Cotillard, Emile Hirsch and Nikki Blonsky. The Awards Gala, which will...

Bahamas Festival line up is locked with great surprises

At a press conference in Nassau this morning, Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool announced the final program details for the 4th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF). This year, the Festival will showcase 83 films from 26 different countries, including 54 features of which several are world or international premieres and nearly all Bahamian premieres. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Dramatic; Spirit of Freedom: Documentar...

Girls on the run from AFI FEST

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Girls On The Run by SHANNON DUNN for AFI oline Dailies When Dorothy admitted to Toto they weren't in Kansas anymore, she knew quite certainly she was in for a bumpy ride. It may be almost 70 years since audiences embraced the Wizard of Oz and that young girl on the run, but little has changed on the cinematic scene when it comes to women - young and old - who face and embrace turmoil to find an inner strength they didn't know they had. From female screenwriters who tell a real-life tale through...

London Film Festival: It's A Wrap!!!

 Friday, November 2--------This was my first time at the London Film Festival, a storied event that just concluded its 51st edition, making it one of the oldest and most venerated film festivals in the world. London is a great city and it does have a great film festival.....an event that delivers an equal measure of star power and filmmaker discoveries, includes intimate special events and gala premieres, and also serviced the professional industry and aspiring filmmakers. The series of market...

London Festival Finishes with a Flourish

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Tonight, The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival rounded off a record-breaking year with THE DARJEELING LIMITED. This year’s 51st Festival hosted 185 feature films and 133 short films from 43 countries, 412 screenings and 515 visiting international filmmakers, over 1000 industry professionals including a record 191 buyers and sellers, and the highest ever audience attendance. International glamour on the red carpet featured throughout the Festival’s 16 days. Wes Anderson was joined by Jason ...

Juno to close Bahamas Film Fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), announced today that Fox Searchlight Pictures' acclaimed coming-of-age comedy drama JUNO will be the closing night film of this year's festival, which takes place December 6-13 in Nassau. The film is slated to screen on Thursday, December 13th. The announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.  A Fox Searchlight Pictures presentation, JUNO is directed by Jason Reitman (THANK YOU FOR SMOKING) from a sc...

The Final Week of Red Carpet Arrivals

 Tuesday, October 30---------As the London Film Festival moves into its final days, it has, it might be argued, saved the best for last. In the next few days, the Festival will present a strong array of films and will welcome an international group of film talents to the Red Carpet. On Tuesday, the Festival will offer the UK Premiere of FAR NORTH, director Asif Kapadia's thrilling epic tale set in the forbidding tundra of the Arctic North. Joining the director on the Red Carpet are co-writers ...

The Big Winners At The Rome Film Festival

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Ending what was undoubtedly a highly successful sophomore edition, the Cinema: Rome Filmfest announced its major awards at a gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, in conjunction with a live concert event saluting and playing the music of Italian master composer Ennio Morricone. The Festival delivered on the glamour and the glitz, while also highlighting many worthy films in its various film sections.The Popular Jury of the official Competition Section, made up of 50 members and presided over...

Final week for the London Fest

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As the London Film Festival moves into its final days, it has, it might be argued, saved the best for last. In the next few days, the Festival will present a strong array of films and will welcome an international group of film talents to the Red Carpet. On Tuesday, the Festival will offer the UK Premiere of FAR NORTH, director Asif Kapadia's thrilling epic tale set in the forbidding tundra of the Arctic North. Joining the director on the Red Carpet are co-writers Tim Miller, Dario Maeianelli an...

Juno will be the closing night film of next Bahamas fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), announced today that Fox Searchlight Pictures’ acclaimed coming-of-age comedy drama JUNO will be the closing night film of this year’s festival, which takes place December 6-13 in Nassau. The film is slated to screen on Thursday, December 13th. The announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.A Fox Searchlight Pictures presentation, JUNO is directed by Jason Reitman (THANK YOU FOR SMOKING) from a script b...

Big Winners At The Rome Film Festival

 Monday, October 29-------Ending what was undoubtedly a highly successful sophomore edition, the Cinema: Rome Filmfest announced its major awards at a gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, in conjunction with a live concert event saluting and playing the music of Italian master composer Ennio Morricone. The Festival delivered on the glamour and the glitz, while also highlighting many worthy films in its various film sections.The Popular Jury of the official Competition Section, made up of...

The Big Winners At The Rome Film Festival

 Monday, October 29-------Ending what was undoubtedly a highly successful sophomore edition, the Cinema: Rome Filmfest announced its major awards at a gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, in conjunction with a live concert event saluting and playing the music of Italian master composer Ennio Morricone. The Festival delivered on the glamour and the glitz, while also highlighting many worthy films in its various film sections.The Popular Jury of the official Competition Section, made up of...

A Stellar Friday At The Rome Film Festival

 Thursday, October 25---------As the Rome FilmFest moves into its final weekend, it offers a number of stellar talents and films on Friday. Director Susanne Bier and star Halle Berry will walk the Red Carpet for the film THINGS WE LOST IN THE FIRE. This is acclaimed Danish director Bier's English language debut, and it is a powerful story of love and redemption that co-stars Berry and fellow Oscar winner Benicio del Toro. The film had its European Premiere earlier this week at the London Film F...

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