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AFI announces Bernardo Bertolucci as Guest Artistic Director

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Academy Award®-winning director and screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci will serve as its Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. Last year’s Guest Artistic Director was Pedro Almodóvar, and David Lynch, an alumnus of the AFI Conservatory, held the role in 2010. As Guest Artistic Director, Bertolucci has selected four feature films for his special sidebar program at...

Notes from Film Independent Forum

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Some are here to learn, some are here to share. Everyone is here in the name of film. Each have different experiences, backgrounds, and levels of expertise. As I sat in one panel about film financing Saturday I looked back at the packed auditorium and thought to myself, "Damn. Each of these people are here just because they want to make movies." They don't have money to make it happen, but they are here because they believe in what they want to do enough that they believe they can make...

Award Honorees for LA Femme Film Fest

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LA Femme Film Festival’s Founder Leslie LaPage announced today the Award Honorees for the 7th Annual LA Femme International Film Festival 2011, October 13-16, 2011. “Each year we have an amazing celebration of female Entertainment leaders and this year is especially close to my heart.” said Leslie LaPage Founder/Director of the premiere Festival which empowers women Producers, Writers, Directors and Actors in the entertainment industry. “We have finally broken through the glass ceiling i...

The panelists for the Film Independent Forum

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today the panelists for the seventh annual Film Independent Forum, presented by indieWIRE, to be held October 21-23 at the Directors Guild of America. The keynote speaker and additional panelists will be announced shortly, as well as the recipient of the 2011 Sloan Producers Grant, to be awarded on closing night. The Film Independent Forum is a must-attend weekend con...

7TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR PRODUCERS KEVIN CHINOY AND FRANCESCA SILVESTRI

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  7TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR ACCLAIMED PRODUCERS KEVIN CHINOY AND FRANCESCA SILVESTRI WITH INAUGURAL MAVERICK PRODUCERS AWARD   ”   Hollywood -The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) announced today that the 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival will kick off by honoring the award-winning production team of Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri with the inaugural HollyShorts Maverick Producer’s Award for their significant contrib...

Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri to be honored at HollyShorts

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The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) announced today that the 7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival will kick off by honoring the award-winning production team of Kevin Chinoy and Francesca Silvestri with the inaugural HollyShorts Maverick Producer’s Award for their significant contributions to indie filmmaking and their ground-breaking short film projects. The presentation will take place during the HollyShorts opening night celebration that will be held Thursday August 11 at th...

7TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR ACCLAIMED PRODUCERS KEVIN CHINOY AND FRANCESCA SILVESTRI

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7TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR ACCLAIMED PRODUCERS KEVIN CHINOY AND FRANCESCA SILVESTRI WITH INAUGURAL MAVERICK PRODUCERS AWARD Freestyle Production Team Set To Open Fest with Showcase of Top Projects and Industry Super Panel at Arclight Hollywood Cinerama Dome Thursday, August 11, 2011 Showcase to Include:  Kristen Kiwi Smith’s “The Spleendectomy,” starring Anna Faris, Jennifer Aniston and Andrea Bu...

The Global Film Village: AFI announces 10 Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and TV Programs of 2009

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by Marla Lewin The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2009, AFI’s almanac that records the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television, as well as significant moments in the world of the moving image. AFI AWARDS is the only recognition that honors the film and television creative ensembles as a whole—those both in front of and behind the camera—acknowledging the collaborative nature of film and television. Un...

AFI announces 10 Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and TV Programs of 2009

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by Marla Lewin The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2009, AFI’s almanac that records the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television, as well as significant moments in the world of the moving image. AFI AWARDS is the only recognition that honors the film and television creative ensembles as a whole—those both in front of and behind the camera—acknowledging the collaborative nature of film and television. Un...

Newport Film Festival to Screen Body of Work

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Financing a movie? Well you might want to read this for inspiration. StrangeLand Films and Director Farnaz Samiinia, with producing partner, Isabel Gallardo, did just that for suspense thriller Body of Work. Welcome to Newport, California: where the film will screen at April’s Newport Beach Film Festival. With a vision to boot, the film’s inspiration came from a published play by Brian Alan Lane, also the writer of the film. Samiinia exudes,“When I read the play the very first time, I fell...

AFI FEST 2005 announces Award Winners

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AFI FEST 2005 presented by Audi Announces Award WinnersCapping another successful year, AFI FEST 2005 announced its award winners at a special Awards Presentation hosted by Tom Arnold at The Loft at the Festival's Rooftop Village--Sunday evening, November 13, in advance of its Closing Night Gala Presentation, sponsored by Los Angeles Magazine, of director Lasse Hallström's CASANOVA, starring Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Lena Olin and Oliver Platt. After the showcasing of 127 films from 44 count...

AFI wrapped awarding Kissed by Winter, Tsotsi and C.R.A.Z.Y.

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AFI FEST 2005, Los Angeles' longest-running Festival, wrapped another successful year at ArcLight Hollywood with its Awards Presentation, sponsored by Netflix. Held on Sunday, November 13, at 5:00 p.m. in the Loft at the Rooftop Village, the event was hosted by Tom Arnold, whose THE KID AND I just saw its World Premiere at a special screening at the Festival.The Festival Jury has awarded Norway's "Kissed by Winter" its grand jury prize in the international feature competition, while the audience...

Bob Berney hommage from Hamptons Fest

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BOB BERNEY AT THE SECOND ANNUAL ‘INDUSTRY TOAST’ DINNERDURING THE 13TH HAMPTONS FEST The Hamptons International Film Festival in its 13th year, will again be celebrating the art of film from October 19 - 23, 2005. For the second year, the Festival will partner with indie/WIRE to celebrate a person who best exemplifies the spirit of independent film and whose energy, vision and acumen enhances the industry. Fest Director, Denise Kasell is pleased to announce that the Hamptons second 'Toastee...

9th Annual Hollywood Fest long list of honorees

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Actress CHARLIZE THERON, actor JOAQUIN PHOENIX,actor MATTHEW BRODERICK and actress SUSAN SARANDON to be honored at the 9th Annual Hollywood FestThe Hollywood Film Festival's Board of Advisors is proud to announce that this year's festival will honor Academy Award-winning actress CHARLIZE THERON with the "Hollywood Actress of the Year Award" for her performance in Warner Bros. Pictures and Participant Productions' "NORTH COUNTRY," Oscar(r)-nominated actor JOAQUIN PHOENIX with the "Hollywood Acto...

Florida Film Fest: lucky thirteen

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The Florida Film Festival, which celebrated its 13th anniversary at a Gala Awards Ceremony on Saturday evening, 13 March, has secured its position as one of the best run and most popular regional festivals in the US. With an eclectic mix of films, devoted audiences and a large turnout of filmmakers, the Festival is giving Sundance a run for its money as a showcase of American Independent Cinema.The Festival, which presented almost 150 films in the film boom town of Orlando, Florida and its envir...

Monster will screen at AFM on Oscar date

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Monster review Patty Jenkin's Monster, which had an AFI premiere last and its international debut at the Berlinale Film Festival, held its promises as one of the most thought provoking films of the year. The film is about Aileen Wuornos who killed seven men in Florida she claimed bought sexual services from her and wanted to rape or assault her. She has been called the first female serial killer departing from the pattern of women killing known relatives.Jenkins pitched Monster as the story of a...

Berlin to Wrap Today

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Some of the most impressive films this year with winning potential are Patty Jenkins "Monster" powerbacked by Charlize Theron performance of serial murderer Aileen Wuornos and Patrice Leconte's "Confidentes trop intimes" a Hitchcock styled comedy starring Sandrine Bonnaire. Richard Linklaters "Before Sunset" , is also a welcome continuation of his "Only a Night" with Julie Delpy och Ethan Hawke back again.Moira Sullivan...

Charlize Theron Speaks Out Against Death Penalty

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South African actress Charlize Theron criticized the death penalty after the international premiere of Patty Jenkin's Monster on Sunday, February 9. The film is included in the official selection for the Golden Bear at the 54th Berlinale. Theron who has won a best actress award at the Golden Globes and nominated for an Academy Award for best actress, plays Aileen Wuornos, a homeless prostitute who killed seven men who paid her for sexual services. Wuornos claims the first murder was in self defe...

Charlize Theron Speaks Out Against the Death Penalty

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South African actress Charlize Theron criticized the death penalty after the international premiere of Patty Jenkin's Monster on Sunday, February 9. The film is included in the official selection for the Golden Bear at the 54th Berlinale. Theron who has won a best actress award at the Golden Globes and nominated for an Academy Award for best actress, plays Aileen Wuornos, a homeless prostitute who killed seven men who paid her for sexual services. Wuornos claims the first murder was in self defe...

Charlize Theron Speaks Out Against Death Penalty

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South African actress Charlize Theron criticized the death penalty after the international premiere of Patty Jenkin's Monster on Sunday, February 9. The film is included in the official selection for the Golden Bear at the 54th Berlinale. Theron who has won a best actress award at the Golden Globes and nominated for an Academy Award for best actress, plays Aileen Wuornos, a homeless prostitute who killed seven men who paid her for sexual services. Wuornos claims the first murder was in self defe...

Charlize Theron Speaks out Against the Death Penalty

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South African actress Charlize Theron criticized the death penalty after the international premiere of Patty Jenkin's Monster on Sunday, February 9. The film is included in the official selection for the Golden Bear at the 54th Berlinale. Theron who has won a best actress award at the Golden Globes and nominated for an Academy Award for best actress, plays Aileen Wuornos, a homeless prostitute who killed seven men who paid her for sexual services. Wuornos claims the first murder was in self defe...

Charlize Theron Speaks out Against Death Penalty

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South African actress Charlize Theron criticized the death penalty after the international premiere of Patty Jenkin's Monster on Sunday, February 9. The film is included in the official selection for the Golden Bear at the 54th Berlinale. Theron who has won a best actress award at the Golden Globes and nominated for an Academy Award for best actress, plays Aileen Wuornos, a homeless prostitute who killed seven men who paid her for sexual services. Wuornos claims the first murder was in self defe...

Monster review

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Patty Jenkin's Monster, which will have its international debut at the Berlinale Film Festival (US theatrical debut December 24th) , promises to be one of the most thought provoking films of the year. The film is about Aileen Wuornos who killed seven men in Florida she claimed bought sexual services from her and wanted to rape or assault her. She has been called the first female serial killer departing from the pattern of women killing known relatives. Jenkins pitched Monster as the story of a ...

Monster Director: Profile on Patty Jenkins

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More women are working in the indie scene as witnessed by this year's Sundance festival. As proof, a staggering 56% of the documentary competition films this year were made by women. Sundance also scheduled a panel entitled "The Next Wave: Where Does Women's Film Go from Here". One of the festival films, Lesli Klainberg "In the Company of Woman," is a documentary about the contributions of women to independent film. In 1987 3% of the top 100 films were directed by women. Now the figure is at ...

Minghella’s Cold Mountain opens the Berlinale

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Minghella’s Cold Mountain opened the FestivalLove and war are the eternal themes of the cinema, and they will also usher in the Berlinale on February 5: Cold Mountain – an epos about the American Civil War by Anthony Minghella which is already being treated as a hot contender for the Oscar – is the first highlight of the festival. Alongside the director, leading actors Nicole Kidman and Jude Law were expected to stroll up the red carpet for the opening ceremony at the Festival Palast...but...
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