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“One of the top 10 LGBT Film Festivals in the US” Jenni Olson, planetout.com“It was likely the first time I experienced such a heightened communal emotional connection with other sexual minorities—perhaps in my life.”Stephen Marc Beaudoin, JustOutThe nation's only queer film festival devoted exclusively to documentaries returns to Portland for it's third year May 28-31. Opening the festival is the award winning film, City of Borders, a hopeful look at intermingling between lesbians and...

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The 3rd Annual Online Queer Digifest is the best online showcase for new queer digital work. Please submit your digitally produced queer films and videos now! Early Postmark Deadline for work is May 31, 2000. Final Postmark Deadline: July 1, 2000.

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Ghent opens in a week with focus on Russia and Activism

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This year's Flanders International Film Festival - Ghent is proud to announce David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen (History of Violence), François Ozon and Jeanne Moreau (Time To Leave), and Mike Leigh, one of contemporary Britain's most renowned directors, as expected guests. Leigh makes remarkable films, known for their levelheaded, unsensational portrayals of topics that would become four-hankie "message" melodramas in the hands of mainstream directors. This "slice-of-life" realism of Leigh ...

Vancouver Focus on New American Indies and Eastern Europe

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The VIFF Turns its Focus to New American Indies and Eastern Europe The Vancouver International Film Festival today announced two areas of regional focus within the Festival’s program for its 24th annual edition, which will take place September 29 to October 14th at ten venues, including the VIFF’s own brand new Vancity Theatre in downtown Vancouver. American Independence focuses on the best of the new indie scene, while The New World presents a selection of compelling narratives and incisive...

Outfest award winners

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Outfest, one of the world’s largest gay and lesbian film festivals and the largest film festival in Southern California, has announced its coveted 11th Annual Film Competition Awards, sponsored by Tylenol PM, in which 15 competitive film awards were announced in three categories: Grand Jury Awards, Audience Awards and Special Programming Awards. Outfest 2005, the festival’s 23rd edition, featured 232 films and videos from 28 countries, exhibited in nine venues over 12 days. The festival b...

Newfest announces winners

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NewFest: New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival, concluded its expansive 10 day program with the announcement of winners of its NewFest 2005 Filmmaker Awards at a closing ceremony on Sunday evening, June 12. The Awards, announced by Festival Director Basil Tsiokos, followed the New York premiere screening of Closing Night Film SUMMER STORM by German director Marco Kreuzpaintner.The Showtime Vanguard Award, which celebrates visionary achievement, was awarded to GOOD BOYS, ...

Gus Van Sant's newest release Last Days opens PT festival

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GUS VAN SANT'S LAST DAYS OPENS PROVINCETOWN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL JUNE 15The Provincetown International Film Festival, scheduled for June 15-19, enters into its seventh year with another stellar line-up of films and highlights. This year's program includes fifty-five new features (28 narratives and 27 documentaries), with 10 countries represented. Opening Selection is the East Coast premiere of director Gus Van Sant's newest release Last Days unveiled at Cannes (slated for theatrical rele...

Sundance Welcomes the Women A Rise of Women Filmmakers

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This year a record number of women filmmakers are making their mark in this prestigious American Festival. With many first time women feature and short filmmakers, Sundance has supported the growth of women in film. Sundance Film Festival now its 24th year in the past has not had such a balance of ratio’s, of course there are just more men making films than women too. But the openness to women filmmakers is still a struggle and the acknowledgement of Geoff Gilmore and Robert Redford at this...

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...

Rose Troche gets her 2004 Frameline Award

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On Friday night, Rose Troche ascended the stage to accept the 2004 Frameline Award from queer movie historian and filmmaker Jenni Olson before a 10th Anniversary screening of GO FISH. Troche, who made the stage holding a sign reading "Justice for Gwen," in honor the slain transgender teen Gwen Araujo, held her chest as she told the enthusiastic Frameline28 audience that she really felt her heart in San Francisco and that the Castro was a magic place for her. Congratulations Rose!After the Fram...

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