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Boyz'n the Hood John Singleton keynote at 2012 Film Independent Forum

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  JOHN SINGLETON IS FORUM KEYNOTE SPEAKER! ALSO, A HACKATHON. This just in: Academy Award® nominated director John Singleton will give the keynote address for the 2012 Film Independent Forum. At age 24, Singleton was the youngest individual and first ever African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Director. Boyz N the Hood, John Singleton’s first feature film, landed him Oscar® nominations for Best Director and Original Screenplay. His othe...

American Reunion Premiere In Melbourne: Australia Loves Latest Pie Flick

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American Reunion Premiere In Melbourne: Australia Loves Latest Pie Flick Earlier in the week 'American Reunion' enjoyed its Australian premiere in Sin City Sydney - outside the famous Harry's Cafe de Wheels to be precise, and tonight they held their Melbourne Premiere at Hoyts Melbourne Central. The cast of 'American Reunion' (better known as 'American Pie') walked the red carpet to help promote the Australian release of the lates...

American Reunion Cast Eat Pie At Harry's Cafe de Wheels, Sydney, Australia

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Tara Reid Jason Biggs Earlier this morning in Sin City Sydney - outside the famous Harry's Cafe de Wheels to be precise, the cast of 'American Reunion' (better known as 'American Pie') congregated to help promote the Australian release of the latest instalment of their movie. Fans and media gathered and most agreed that it was a breath of fresh air to have a movie premiere outside in such nice and hip surroun...

LA Film Fest appoints Stephanie Allain as Festival Director

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    Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the selection of accomplished film producer Stephanie Allain as its new Los Angeles Film Festival Director, starting immediately. She succeeds Rebecca Yeldham, who recently elected to step down for personal reasons. Stephanie will be working closely with Festival Managing Director Gloria Campbell and Festival Artistic Director David Ansen, as we...

LA Fest appoints Stephanie Allain, producer with stellar track record

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 Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Spirit Awards, announced the selection of accomplished film producer Stephanie Allain as its new Los Angeles Film Festival Director, starting immediately. She succeeds Rebecca Yeldham, who recently elected to step down for personal reasons. Stephanie will be working closely with Festival Managing Director Gloria Campbell and Festival Artistic Director David Ansen, as well as Associate Direc...

Why do you think there are so many film festivals?

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Interview with Bruno Chatelin         Why do you think there are so many film festivals? They are now relatively easy to set up, with many tools, software, service providers Internet has played a major part in that development (and companies like ours, specialized in festival business have contributed spreading the word and the best practices) Benchmarking has become easier, and is now structured through such events as the...

Why do you think there are so many film festivals?

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Interview with Bruno Chatelin     Why do you think there are so many film festivals? They are now relatively easy to set up, with many tools, software, service providers Internet has played a major part in that development (and companies like ours, specialized in festival business have contributed spreading the word and the best practices) Benchmarking has become easier, and is now structured through such events as the international Film Festival Summit (I hava a role in tha...

The Los Angeles Film Festival announced the first round of official US and international se

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  The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival  runs from June 16 - 26 . Today the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times, announced the first round of official US and international selections. The 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival is produced by Film Independent — the non-profit arts organization that also produces the Spirit Awards — and will screen over 200 feature films, shorts, and music videos, representing more than 30 countries. Opening and Closing Night...

54th San Francisco International Film Festival Presents Midnight Award to Clifton Collins Jr.

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Late Night Awards Ceremony Celebrates Compelling Actor of 'Capote' and 'Star Trek' The 54th San Francisco International Film Festival (April 21–May 5) is excited to announce that Clifton Collins Jr. will be honored at the fourth Midnight Awards,10:30 pm, Saturday, April 23 at the W San Francisco. The Midnight Awards takes the form of a late night talk show, hosted by Beth Lisick, New York Times best-selling author and coorganizer of the Porchlight Storytelling Series, with live mus...

Films from Sundance 2011 on demand

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Sundance Selects, the theatrical and video-on-demand film label, today announced the second partnership with the not-for-profit Sundance Institute for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival (January 20th - 30th, Park City, UT). As part of the "Direct from the Sundance Film Festival" initiative, five films being screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival will simultaneously be available nationwide, on-demand, through Sundance Selects. The films include four world premieres recently acquired by Sundanc...

Project: Involve has3 3 filmmaker speakers selected

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Mark Romanek, Scott Frank, Michael Elliot, and Adriene Bowles Among Program Mentors & Guest Speakers -Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has selected 33 filmmakers for its annual diversity mentorship program, Project:Involve. The signature program is dedicated to fostering the careers of talented filmmakers from communities traditionally underrepresented in the film industry. Writer/directors M...

Ice Cube's Straight Outta L.A., will have its world premiere at Tribeca/ESPN Sports Festival

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I must confess I cannot wait to see that film.!, What a smart choice and programming from Tribeca. Let me share with you one of my dearest professionnal experiences as a film distribution (with Columbia at the time). When I was handling the world premiere in Cannes of Boyz'n the Hood, The film revealed both John Singleton as a director, and Ice Cube as an actor and received  2 Academy Award nominations. I was in charge of the distribution in France, and ran all the pro...

The Year Of The Black Director?

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  In the 81 year history of the Academy Awards, nearly 500 films have been nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. Up until now, not a single film that was directed by a black filmmaker has been included on that list. However, this year, with the critical and popular success of the urban indie drama PRECIOUS, that ignoble record could be history. PRECIOUS, directed by Lee Daniels, has undergone a fascinating journey to become the "it" film of the indie film season.....a jo...

Laurence Fishburne to be awarded at Bahamas Fest

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that esteemed actor and Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne will be honored with the prestigious Career Achievement Award at this year’s Festival, taking place December 4-11 in Nassau. The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool.Mr. Fishburne will be on hand for the special tribute and presentation on Sunday, December 7th. Academy Award® winner Sir Sean Connery will again be lending hi...

This year's Turks and Caicos Fest jury recognized winners both Latin cinema and Bollywood

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The Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF), which celebrates the fusion of cinema and music, came to a successful close on Sunday, October 21, 2007. The Festival, organized by Executive Directors Jasmine Guy and Terrence Duckette, ran from October 16-21, screened 6 features, 12 documentaries and 11 shorts at both The Regent Palms Theatre and the outdoor beach screen at the Alexandra Resort, the Festival’s host hotel. Program Director, Karolyn Ali scheduled the Best...

The Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, which celebrates the fusion of cinema and music gave its awards

Lalo Guerrero Receives Best Documentary, Best Director and Best Song;Guru Receives Best Feature and Best Song; Marc Anthony Receives Best Actor for El CantanteThe Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival, which celebrates the fusion of cinema and music, came to a successful close on Sunday, October 21, 2007. The Festival, which ran from October 16-21, screened 6 features, 12 documentaries and 11 shorts at Palm Theatre or the outdoor beach screen at the Alexandra Resort, the Fe...

Turks & Caicos Fest awarded Lalo Guerrero 3 prizes

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The Third Annual Turks & Caicos International Film Festival (TCIFF), which celebrates the fusion of cinema and music, came to a successful close on Sunday, October 21, 2007. The Festival, organized by Executive Directors Jasmine Guy and Terrence Duckette, ran from October 16-21, screened 6 features, 12 documentaries and 11 shorts at both The Regent Palms Theatre and the outdoor beach screen at the Alexandra Resort, the Festival’s host hotel. Program Director, Karolyn Ali scheduled the Best o...

Ben Affleck directorila breakthrough saluted at Hollywood Awards

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The 11th Annual Hollywood Film Festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, will take place on October 22, 2007, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.Oscar(r)-winner Ben Affleck will be honored with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Director of the Year Award," Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly will receive the "Hollywood Supporting Actress of the Year Award," and producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will receive the "Hollywood Producers of the Year Award."The "Hollywood Awards" wi...

New York's Biggest Film Party Hands Out Its Awards

Friday, December 1-----The Gotham Awards, held in a former luxury cruise line docking pier on the Hudson River, has become New York's biggest film party. Now in its 16th year, it has established a reputation and a following among the indie film world, particularly filmmakers, executives and talent that call New York home. It has reorganized in the past year (after splitting with the former IFP West, which presents the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles over Oscar weekend), putting great...

IFP's Gotham Awards: Half Nelson got three

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At an event tonight set at New York City’s PIER SIXTY at Chelsea Piers, the winners were announced for IFP’s 16th Annual GOTHAM AWARDS hosted by comedian David Cross. The Gotham Awards will be broadcast on NYC TV (Channel 25) on December 6, 2006 from 9-11pm EST, and will be presented with exclusive webcast coverage via IFILM.COM beginning on December 4, 2006.The annual Gotham Awards, presented by IFP, celebrate the authentic voices behind and in front of the camera in films made this year. ...

Gotham Awards Winners will be awarded Nov 30

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The 15th Annual Gotham Awards Winners will be awarded at the ceremony on November 30 in New York City. Executive Director Michelle Byrd said the nominees were selected by three separate nominating committees composed of critics and film programmers. Nominees for a final competitive juried award, Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You (for films yet to receive theatrical distribution), will be announced in early November. A jury of peers will decide the winning selections in all six categori...

Oh say can you see by the Normandy light?

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While somewhat of a departure from the glamorous star-studded fest of yesteryear, the 2005 Deauville Film Festival brought a series of independent films to the Normandy coast in celebration of American cinema. Religion, the banality of daily life and hardship in the ghetto were among the more popular subjects explored by the directors who came to sunny Deauville to present their labors of love. Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown, Paul Haggis' Crash and Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride were among the m...

Cine Vegas Film Festival Rolls the Dice and Hits Lucky Seven

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Once again, The 7th annual CineVegas Film Festival is held at the Palms Casino Resort and Brenden Theaters June 10th to the 18th, 2005. Opening with the compelling HUSTLE AND FLOW, CineVegas celebrates its seventh year with an impressive line-up of films and special events and parties. Once again, this emerging festival introduces important new films from new and established film industry players. Programming Director, Trevor Groth, also of Sundance, hopes to continue a lucky streak that has giv...

San Francisco Black Film Festival opening this week,

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San Francisco Black Film Festival Opening Night, June 8, 2005 Five days of cinematic celebration rockets off to a start with the Opening Night Gala on Wednesday June 8 at the AMC Kabuki 8 Theater. Prefaced by a 6:00 p.m. reception, the Opening Night film program begins at 7:00pm with the U.S. premiere of John ’Ecuyer’s “On the Verge of a Fever,” set in Haiti, 1971, the story of FanFan, a courteous fifteen year old with an over-protective mother who’s dying to get out of the house and...

72 hour shoot in NY for a 5 minute long short

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SKYY SHORT FILM PROJECT WINNERS New York City Is Destination For 72 Hour ShootThe finalists of SKYY Vodka’s first-ever SKYY SHORT FILM PROJECT: One Script, Three Different Filmmakers, Three Very Different Films, was announced today at an Eyes on SKYY event at the SKYY View Lounge in Park City, Utah. An innovative program supporting aspiring filmmakers in the short film format, the SKYY VODKA SHORT FILM PROJECT was launched in Park City in 2003 with call to entries ending June 30, 2003. Hundr...
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