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Rachel Rosen, director of programming for the San Francisco Film Society, Benoit Jacquot, director of FAREWELL, MY QUEEN, and Melanie Blum, SFFS interim executive director, arriving at Opening Night of the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival, April 19, 2012.  Photo © Pamela Gentile, courtesy of San Francisco Film Society The longest-Running Film Festival in the Americas Enjoys a Spectacular Year with Superb Programming, Numerous Spe...

The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Short Film selection

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The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by founding sponsor American Express, today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 26 of which are world premieres. For the second year running, the recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. The 2011 TFF Narrative Short Pentecost was n...

IFFR presents 196 short films in Spectrum Shorts

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The International Film Festival Rotterdam has selected 196 short films from more than 3,500 submissions for its main programme Spectrum Shorts, which can be seen from Thursday 26 through Monday 30 January in LantarenVenster. This year, Spectrum Shorts encompasses no less than 42 world premières; many of these films that have been made by young filmmakers and video artists from all over the world. Short films can also be seen in the IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films; screening in...

PLUS CAMERIMAGE unveils robust list of honorees

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  The International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography PLUS CAMERIMAGE will recognize an esteemed group of cinematographers, directors and actors at this year's festival which takes place November 26th - December 3rd at its new home in Bydgoszcz, Poland.   With yet another robust list of honorees, PLUS CAMERIMAGE upholds its proud and unique position as the most recognized festival dedicated to the art of cinematography, and in recent years, expanded its breadth of h...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival wrapped

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The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21 - May 5) with 265 screenings of 193 films from 48 countries, which were attended by 278 filmmakers and industry guests from 22 countries around the globe. "I had a hell of a good time!" exclaimed Frank Pierson, recipient of this year's Kanbar Award for excellence in screenwriting. "I enjoyed the informality of spirit and the professionalism of execution of the who...

Jay Rosenblatt presents Play-Doc 2011

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March 30 - April 3, 2011 In Galicia where the fried Padrón peppers are heavenly and the local cheese is soft and creamy, there is a place where one can answer the question: "Where did you go this morning?" with the answer, "I took a walk to Portugal." It is here, every March, that there is a small film festival. It is here in the town of Tui (a border town where there is no longer a border) that there is Play Doc: an intimate festival, a friendly...

Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announces shorts line up

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The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, the founding sponsor of the Festival, today announced its lineup of 60 short films, 22 of which are world premieres.   Also new this year, the recipient of the TFF Best Narrative Short award will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.   The short film pro...

Documentary Films Competitions!

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PLUS CAMERIMAGE PRESENTS DOCUMENTARY FILMS COMPETITION Documentary Films Competition "Image of the World - World in Images" is organized in collaboration with     For this year’s Documentary Films Competition, held within the Documentary Films Section of 'Image of the World - World in Images' under the patronage of Discovery Networks Central Europe, the entries were accepted for two separate categories: feature-lenght and ...

Jury verdicts from Krakow

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INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITIONHaving watched all the competition films, the International Documentary Competition Jury of the 50th Krakow Film Festival consisting of: Marian Marzyński – chairman (USA/Poland), Nati Baratz (Israel), Grażyna Torbicka (Poland), Martichka Bozhilova (Bulgaria), have decided to award:THE GOLDEN HORN for the Director of the Best Documentary Film in the Over 60 Minutes Category for Kaleo La Belle, the director of BEYOND THIS PLACE (Switzerland) for mak...

The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 53rd San Francisco International Film

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The San Francisco Film Society wrapped its 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival (April 22 - May 6) with 293 screenings of 181 films from 46 countries, with 188 filmmakers and 104 industry guests from 23 countries in attendance and more than 75,000 filmgoers. The Festival sold out 92 screenings during its 15-day run, including five sellouts of the 1,400-seat Castro Theatre (An Evening with Roger Ebert & Friends, An Evening with Robert Duvall, world premiere of All About Evil, 20...

USA Film Festival announced the Winners of the 32nd Annual National Short Film & Video Competition

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On Sunday, May 2, 2010, the USA Film Festival announced the Winners of the 32nd Annual National Short Film & Video Competition on Closing Night of the 40th Annual USA Film Festival in Dallas. Chosen from over 600 U.S. entries, the winners included: GRAND PRIZE WINNER FIRST PLACE / FICTION $1,000 Ana's Playground, Eric Howell, director FIRST PLACE / ANIMATION $1,000 The Mouse That Soared, Kyle T. Bell, director FIRST PLACE / EXPERIMENTAL $1,000 ...

Highlights of Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Punto de Vista

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Festival Internacional de Cine Documental Punto de Vista Pamplona (Spain), 13-21 February 2009OFFICIAL SECTION 200913 feature films and 13 short films will participate in the Official Section. The documentaries selected, which shall be screened in Pamplona from the 13rd to the 21st of February as part of the festival, shall opt for the Punto de Vista Prize for the Best Film (10,000 euros), the Jean Vigo Prize for the Best Director (5,500 euro), the Prize for the Best Short Film (3,500 euros) and...

Tribeca Film Festival Short films selection

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The 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express, today announced its line-up of short films. Out of 2,497 short film submissions received this year, 79 have been selected for participation, and will be presented in 11 thematic programs as well as preceding features. These include short narratives featuring Mamie Gummer, Matthew Modine, Azura Skye, Rider Strong, a short written by Guillermo Arriaga and a special short film series created by returning filmmaker Isabella Rossellini. ...

"My Blueberry Nights," by Wong Kar Wai opens IndieLisboa 2008

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International Independent Film Festival of Lisbon officially opens on the 24 April with the film: «My Blueberry Nights», by Wong Kar Wai. From the same director of «2046», «Chungking Express» or «In the Mood for Love», «My Blueberry Nights» has a suit of very well known actors (Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman) and with Norah Jones in the leadig role. The film shows us a young woman who went on a demand for herself, after a love deception. Her demand leads h...

Toronto Opens with The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

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Toronto Opens 2006 Festival with World Premiere of “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen”The largest and one of the most respected Film Festivals in the world will open its doors to the public with Zacharias Kunuk and Norman Cohn's “The Journals of Knud Rasmussen". Their last film "Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner),” had won the Camera D'or in Cannes and then the prize for best Canadian film here in Toronto in 2001. Festival Co-Director Noah Cowan felt that this was one of the most important film...

Toronto Complete Line-Up of 352 Films From 61 Countries

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Toronto International Film Festival Announces Its Complete Line-Up of 352 Films From 61 CountriesOrganizers of the Toronto International Film Festival today announced final programming details, including the complete line-up of films for the 31st Festival running September 7 - 16, 2006. At this year's Festival, 352 films from 61 countries will screen, including 261 features, 91 per cent of which are world, international or North American premieres, and 62 of which are feature directorial debuts....

Rewind/Fast Forward Film & Video Fest

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5th Rewind/Fast Forward Film & Video Fest JULY 28-30, 2006 The moving image, in cinema and broadcast forms, has transformed daily life since the first newsreels transported American families from their living rooms to the battlefields of Europe and then propelled them out of those living rooms to local movie theaters in droves. The Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archive is a treasure trove of historical and documentary footage for filmmakers. A very unique festival, now in its fifth year...

Festival dei Popoli Redefines the Documentary Frame

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What a superb stage for a film festival. In spectacular Florence, perhaps the world's most renowned city of art, the art of documentaries has been on show.Attending this week's Festival dei Popoli, the oldest documentary film festival in Europe, I have been stunned by both the tragedy and joy of human existence and constantly reminded of the ironic title of Roberto Benigni's Italian drama 'Life is Beautiful'. For looking through the window of the world presented by most documentary film festival...

Films competing for Florence Festival dei popoli

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Florence hosts the 46th edition of Festival dei PopoliDecember 2 - 8The competition section proposes thirteen films; all Italian premieres, all representative of the new trend of the contemporary documentary cinema for style, language and content. Over 900 titles, which came from 65 different countries, participated at the pre-selection: these figures established an absolute record for our festival and we consider this a tangible sign of the extraordinary attention that Festival dei Popoli recei...

The Independent Film Show of experimental film

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INDEPENDENT FILM SHOW 5th Edition16 - 17 - 18 - 19 november 2005 Palazzo delle Arti - PAN (via dei Mille, 60 - 80122 Napoli)The Independent Film Show is devoted to the exhibition of experimental film. In a way, it is not surprising that this film festival is organized by an art gallery, as experimental film has certainly as much to do, or far more to do, with the plastic arts than it does with cinema, as conceived in its most classic and commonly accepted sense. It is film considered as an art ...

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...

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...

IndieLisboa 2005 winners

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Here is the winners list of this year's edition of IndieLisboa 2005.Best feature filmTHE FOREST FOR THE TREES, by Maren Ade (Germany)Special mention to an actorTONI SERVILLO, in LE CONSEGUENZE DELL'AMORE, by Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)Best Short FilmUNDRESSING MY MOTHER, by Ken Wardrop (United Kingdom)Special mention to a short featureEVERYTHING WAS LIFE, by Ellie Land (United Kingdom)Tóbis Prize for Best Portuguese Feature FilmADRIANA, by Margarida GilAIP/ FUJIFILM Prize for Best Cinematography i...

Florida Festival wraps with awards

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14th ANNUAL FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL – April 8 – 17, 2005Wraps With Awards, Conversation & TributesSaturday, April 16th was a busy day at the 2005 FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL as the event presented its Filmmaker Awards at a luncheon held at the Enzian Theatre; followed by the annual “Afternoon With…” film and conversation with this year’s warmly received guests Paul Reiser and Peter Falk and a screening of their new film THE THING ABOUT MY FOLKS; and then on into the evening’s Florida Film ...

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