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Frankenweenie European Premiere to open the 56th BFI London Film Festival

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The 56th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year’s Festival will open on Wednesday 10 October with the European Premiere of Disney’s FRANKENWEENIE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton.  In partnership with American Express and Disney, and in a first for the Festival, the Opening Night screening and red carpet will go live from Odeon Leicester Square to BFI Imax and 30 screens across the UK.  The Festival will also...

Film Independent's annual Directors Close-Up series

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  Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced the program for its 10th annual Directors Close-Up series, taking place February 2 - March 2, 2011 at The Landmark - West Los Angeles.   Writer/Directors James Gray (Two Lovers) and Robin Swicord (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), and Los Angeles Film Festival Artistic Director David Ansen will be moderators.  Series panelists include writer/directors Lisa...

Narrative Features Interview Roundtable: American Film Festival

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  On Saturday, I sat down with three of the narrative features directors represented in this year’s American Film Festival, the first event in Eastern Europe to be solely devoted to contemporary and classic American cinema. Tim Rutilli, a musician-turned-filmmaker whose alternative rock band Califone has played concert and festival dates around the world, is represented at the Festival by ALL MY FRIENDS ARE FUNERAL SINGERS. Bill Morrison is an award-winning avant-garde filmmaker b...

Sam Shepard to accept Award at Austin Film Fest

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The Austin Film Festival (AFF) is honored to announce that screenwriter, actor, director and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard will accept a Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 15th annual Austin Film Festival (October 16-23). Shepard will receive the award at the Austin Film Festival Award Luncheon, presented by AT&T, on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at the Austin Club. The AFF was the first and remains one of the only film festivals in the country whose primary focus is the writer. ...

The Gay Edge At Sundance

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Tuesday, January 16-----As one of the world’s most cutting-edge film festivals, Sundance has been a welcoming environment for gay and lesbian filmmakers and their unique perspectives. Whether immersed in gay subject matter, or adding a particular gay spin to a genre film (hard to describe, but you know it when you see it), there is a definite gay edge at Sundance, evidenced by films with GLBT interest (that’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender for you sexual innocents) and a slew of in...

Sundance Premieres Section

Wednesday, January 3-----With a little more than two weeks to go until the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, excitement is already building for the prestigious Premieres Section of the event, which includes some of the Festival’s most stellar films. This year, the Festival will present fourteen films in the Premieres section, all world premieres. Sundance Premieres Section: AN AMERICAN CRIME Director: Tommy O’Haver; Screenwriters: Tommy O’Haver, Irene Turner A fictionalized account of the t...

The Beverly Hills Festivals seminars: Indie Film Financing...

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The Beverly Hills Festivals runs April 13 to 17 and will offer a series of 5 industry seminarsSEMINAR: Independent Film Financing & Distribution A business and legal seminar for filmmakers that covers the development, financing and distribution of independent feature films. The panel will discuss various aspects of how to optimize the financing, sales and distribution of independent films. Panelists: Relani Belous (Vice-President, Business & Legal Affairs, Ventura Entertainment), Thomas Mai (M...

Santa Barbara <i>ambiance</i>

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Santa Barbara -- Meni's latest CGI short “Terra” screened here the opening weekend of The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's short film program. This, the 19th year of this Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences accredited festival, featured the most talked about writers and directors of the year along with an eclectic international film program. Director Aristomenis (Meni) Tsirbas joined over 80 filmmakers who presented their work in this scenic retreat just 90 miles north of ...

Oscar – and Latin Flair - is in the air at Santa Barbara

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Oscar – and Latin Flair - is in the air at Santa Barbara This year’s Santa Barbara Film Festival feels like an Academy Awards kick-off party thanks to appearances by directors, producers and screenwriters associated with Oscar hopefuls from Lord of the Rings to Monster. SBIFF unspooled Friday night with a screening of Argentina’s official Academy Award foreign language submission Valentin. Alejandro Agresti’s comedy, about a little boy who yearns for a mother, did not make it to the Osc...

Santa Barbara line up

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The film line-up was announced today by Artistic Director Roger Durling for the 19th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which takes place January 30 - February 8, 2004. The 10-day festival will feature 3 World Premieres, 5 U.S. Premieres, a North American Premiere, a World Cinema section and a Latin Film Section as well as Sidebars featuring Women in Cinema, Musicals and Cult Classics.Previously announced, the SBIFF will present the Modern Master Award to Peter Jackson. The prog...

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