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  The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, announced the two winners of its Audience Awards, chosen by the public as their favorites among the films presented over the past five days in Wroclaw, Poland. The winner of the American Independent Narrative Audience Award is WINTER’S BONE, the celebrated debut by filmmaker Debra Granik that won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Screenpl...

American Film Festival Wrap

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, announced the two winners of its Audience Awards, chosen by the public as their favorites among the films presented over the past five days in Wroclaw, Poland. The winner of the American Independent Narrative Audience Award is WINTER’S BONE, the celebrated debut by filmmaker Debra Granik that won the Grand Jury Prize and Best Screenplay awards at the...

Sharon Stone, Gore Vidal, Paul Sorvino, & Seymour Cassel on Getting High? Only in Beverly Hills

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Award Winners, Honored Guests, Turn Up for BH Film, TV & New Media Festival by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent There should be a sign on elder statesman Gore Vidal that reads: "Beware! Deadly When Served A Martini." Unfortunately, at the Beverly Hills Film, TV & New Media Festival last night at the Aqua Lounge in Beverly Hills, guests were more likely to be familiar with the other Vidal (Vidal Sassoon).  No matter, the irascible Mr. Vidal, who has h...

American Indie Auteurs In Poland

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  While the Polish public certainly is aware of the latest Hollywood films, and with current American television series also freely available here, it is a little surprising that some  of the American indie world's most celebrated auteurs are virtually unknown. That is one of the goals of the inaugural American Film Festival, the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to contemporary and classic American cinema. And if the size of the audiences at the screenings is any indica...

VIP Guests At American Film Festival

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   DJ Spooky An army of American producers, directors, screenwriters and actors will come together in Wroclaw next week for the inaugural edition of the AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL, the first event in the region completely devoted to classic and contemporary American cinema.   One of the most highly anticipated guests is DJ Spooky (aka Paul Miller), who will be in Wroclaw to present a live concert version of his multi-media extravaganza REBIRTH OF A NATION, ...

American Film Festival Poland list of upcoming events

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced a number of Special Events and VIP Guests who will participate in the inaugural edition which begins next week. These events are in addition to the 20 Dramatic Features and 15 Documentary Features that will compete for Audience Awards and cash prizes, including a chance at Eastern European distribution.“We have assembled a very dynamic ...

Documentary Features In Competition At American Film Festival

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Documentary Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$5,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the AMERICAN DOCS section of the Festival is drawn from films that made strong impressions at such film festivals as Cannes, Sundance, South By Southwest (SXSW), Tribeca, L...

Documentary Features In Competition At American Film Festival

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  The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Documentary Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$5,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the AMERICAN DOCS section of the Festival is drawn from films that made strong impressions at such film festivals as Cannes, Sundance, South By Southwest (SXSW), T...

Twenty Narrative Features To Compete At American Film Festival

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Independent Dramatic Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$10,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the SPECTRUM section of the Festival is drawn from films that made strong impressions at such film festivals as Cannes, Sundance, South By ...

20 Independent Films competing at American Film Festival

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AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Independent Dramatic Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$10,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the SPECTRUM section of the Festival is drawn from films that made strong impressions at such film festivals as Cannes, Sundance, South By Southwest (SXSW), Tribeca, ...

NEWSLETTER N° 476: September 13, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 476: September 13, 2010 THE SUMMER WRAP NEWSLETTER Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter...

John Cassavetes Retrospective At American Film Festival

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  The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced that it will present the most complete retrospective of American director/screenwriter/actor John Cassavetes ever presented in the region. The first edition of the AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (www.americanfilmfestival.pl) will be held from October 20 to 24, 2010 in the cultural heritage city of Wroclaw, Poland (featured in the N...

The Emotional, Sloppy, Manic World of the Safdie Brothers

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THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED You've heard of the Warner brothers and the Baldwin brothers.....well, make way for the Safdie brothers, the directorial team of Benny and Josh Safdie, American indie's dynamic duo. The BAMcinématek located at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York has turned the asylum over to the inmates for the eclectic film series titled Emotional Sloppy Manic Cinema: Films Directed and Selected by Benny and Josh Safdie. The series, a collection of 19...

Locarno Best Independent Producer Award: Menahem Golan

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The Premio Raimondo Rezzonico that distinguishes an independent producer will be awarded to Menahem Golan, Israeli filmmaker, producer, and co-founder, with his cousin Yoram Globus, of the Cannon company. During the 80s he produced a multitude of B-movies and action films, but also major contemporary auteurs, from John Cassavetes to Robert Altman and Jean-Luc Godard.Wishing to highlight a key figure in film, and to salute their courage, their ability to take a risk and support auteurs, with this...

The High Notes of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

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Los Angeles Greek Festival ends on High NoteOrpheus’s spirit was abound at the  Awards Ceremony  presentation at the  4th annual Los Angeles Greek Film festivalwith the fabulous , Alexia Vassiliou enchanting us with lyrics from  classic films such as ,” Boy on a Dolphin”, “Never on Sunday”, “Phaedra”, andothers with film stars Melina Mercouri,Alan Ladd and Anthony Perkins.The beautiful Patricia Kara, of the TVshow Deal or No Deal hosted the award ceremony which included Academ...

The High Notes of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

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Los Angeles Greek Festival ends on High NoteOrpheus’s spirit was abound at the  Awards Ceremony  presentation at the  4th annual Los Angeles Greek Film festivalwith the fabulous , Alexia Vassiliou enchanting us with lyrics from  classic films such as ,” Boy on a Dolphin”, “Never on Sunday”, “Phaedra”, andothers with film stars Melina Mercouri,Alan Ladd and Anthony Perkins.The beautiful Patricia Kara, of the TVshow Deal or No Deal hosted the award ceremony which included Academ...

Los Angeles Greek Festival ends on High Note

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Orpheus’s spirit was abound at the Awards Ceremony presentation at the 4th annual Los Angeles Greek Film festival with the fabulous, Alexia Vassiliou enchanting us with lyrics from classic films such as ,” Boy on a Dolphin”, “Never on Sunday”, “Phaedra”, and others with film stars Melina Mercouri,Alan Ladd and Anthony Perkins.The beautiful Patricia Kara, of the TV show Deal or No Deal hosted the award ceremony which included Academy Award winners Alexander Payne and George Tsa...

Discover the contents of the 58th San Sebastian Film Festival edition

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  The new image for the 58th San Sebastian Festival was unveiled at an event in the city’s Science Kutxaespacio Museum. For the fourth year running, Oscar Mariné has set the lines of the graphic design for the edition. On this occasion, a special spirit invites us to discover with resolve, inquisitiveness and defiance the contents of the Festival’s 58th edition. The 58th Festival will run for nine days, from Friday 17 to Saturday 25 September. As usual, the three competi...

New Film Festival Dedicated To American Indies Announced At Tribeca

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   Main Square, Old Town, Wroclaw, Poland The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, was announced this week during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The first edition of the AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL will be held from October 20 to 24, 2010 in the cultural heritage city of Wroclaw, Poland (featured this week in the New York Times as one of the hot travel ...

The American Film Festival launches in Wroclaw, Poland

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, was announced this week during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The first edition of the AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL will be held from October 20 to 24, 2010 in the cultural heritage city of Wroclaw, Poland (featured this week in the New York Times as one of the hot travel destinations in Europe). The event is being organized by the New Horizons ...

Seattle International Film Festival claims largest festival in the US reveals line up of 600 screenings

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SIFF is proud to announce the lineup for the 36th Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended event of its kind in the United States. Running a full 25 days, SIFF will present 189 narrative features, 54 documentary features, 13 archival films, and 150 short films from 67 countries, including 25 World Premieres (12 features, 13 shorts), 36 North American Premieres (24 features, 12 shorts), and 12 US Premieres (6 features, 6 shorts). SIFF 2010 runs from May 20...

A New Yorker's Take On Los Angeles

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    "I still consider myself a New Yorker, even though these days I have been spending more and more time in Los Angeles", filmmaker Noah Baumbach explained on the stage of the Jacob Burns Film Center on Saturday afternoon immediately following a screening of his latest "dramedy" GREENBERG, which is set in the City of Angels. "Admittedly, I am seeing that city differently these days......maybe because my wife Jennifer Jason Leigh grew up there, so some...

Chaz & Roger Ebert Truer Than Fiction Award at the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards

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  Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today that Chaz Ebert and celebrated film critic Roger Ebert have established the Chaz & Roger Ebert Truer Than Fiction Award at the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards with a gift through their family foundation.  The 15th annual Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not yet received significant recogn...

The Thessaloniki International Doc Market

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Coming up with an extensive coverage and dailies do not miss the 12th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - Images of the 21st Century - MARCH 12 – 21, 2010 The parallel events of the 12th TDF include the Doc Market and several industry-related activities, as well as Panel Discussions, Masterclasses and Exhibitions. The International Doc Market, introduced in 1999, will be held in the Byzantium hall at the 1st floor of the Electra Palace Hotel at Aristotelous Sq next to the Festival headquarters...

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced its 2010 Board of Directors and Advisory Board

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The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has announced its 2010 Board of Directors and Advisory Board. Each Board consists of a group of distinguished experts in a variety of entertainment-related areas and will draw on their collective knowledge to steer IFFLAs long-term development. IFFLA Board of Directors Chair Arnold Peter stated, I am very proud of the new slate of Directors. They have already demonstrated their leadership in the business and artistic community. Worki...
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