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The Global Film Village: SHOWEST 2009 REPORT by Marla Lewin

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Fest21.com hosted the "The Future of Cinema" panel at Cannes 2008 and now we look at the practical side of "The Future of Cinema" at Showest 2009 in Las Vegas.  This was a very different Showest from previous years. Everywhere you looked the emphasis was on Digital Cinema and 3D. The major studios were not as front and center as in previous years. Disney and Sony showed their product reels of upcoming films in theatres. Paramount's trailers showed at their Dinner event spons...

The Global Film Village: SHOWEST 2009 Report by Marla Lewin

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Fest21.com hosted the "The Future of Cinema" panel at Cannes 2008 and now we look at the practical side of "The Future of Cinema" at Showest 2009 in Las Vegas. This was a very different Showest from previous years. Everywhere you looked the emphasis was on Digital Cinema and 3D. The major studios were not as front and center as in previous years. Disney and Sony showed their product reels of upcoming films in theatres. Paramount's trailers showed at their Dinner event sp...

The good, the bad and the ugly

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Alex Deleon offers his choice of ten best and worst films of the past year. Well, it's that time again when many film reviewers and critics compile their lists of Best (and Worst) of the flicks they were exposed to in the preceding year. Given that one can no more tell people which films they "should" like and which they shouldn't, anymore than you can expect everybody to agree with you on the taste of tripe soup or boiled tongue-- or even honey, for that matter -- it should be obvious to any pe...

IFP/CHICAGO and Chicago Underground Film Festival Create Strategic Partnership

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Independent Feature Project/Chicago and Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) proudly announce a strategic partnership that has IFP/Chicago producing the 15th edition of the "Defiantly independent and deliberately scandalous" (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune) Chicago Underground Film Festival. The five-day event takes place October 29- November 2nd, 2008 at the Viaduct Theater, 3111 N Western Avenue.Same mission, expanded programsFor 15 years, The Chicago Underground Film Festival’s mis...

Annual Gotham Awards Winners Announced

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17th Annual Gotham Awards Winners AnnouncedINTO THE WILD Named Best Feature; SICKO Named Best Documentary; JUNO’s Ellen Page named Breakthrough ActorNew York, NY (PRWEB) November 28, 2007 -- Kicking off the film awards season, IFP, the nation's largest membership organization of independent filmmakers, tonight announced the winners of the competitive awards at the 17th Annual Gotham Awards ceremony. Established in 1991, the Gotham Awards are one of the leading awards for independent films and ...

Gotham Awards Unveil Nominees

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17th Annual Gotham Awards Unveil Nominees for Year's Best Independent FilmsGreat World of Sound, Day Night Day Night, Into the Wild, and Margot at the Wedding lead list of nominees. http://gotham.ifp.orgNew York, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2007 -- Kicking off the film awards season, IFP, the nation’s largest membership organization of independent filmmakers, today announced the nominees for the 17th Annual Gotham Awards (http://gotham.ifp.org). The awards will be presented at Steiner Studios in Ne...

It's Showtime at The Telluride Film Festival

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The 34th Telluride Film Festival celebrates the best in film, past, present and future, from all around the globe, the Festival kicks off another exciting weekend packed with tributes, features, documentaries, shorts, conversations and panel discussions. The Festival opens today Friday, August 31 and runs through Monday, September 3.The Festival will pay tribute to three film luminaries including Daniel Day-Lewis, who captivated filmgoers with his performances in ROOM WITH A VIEW, THE UNBEARABLE...

Cannes and Toronto: A Comparison of Two Festivals

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          When I told friends from home that I planned to come to Cannes to intern with the film festival, they were all jealous, but especially my friends who went to film school: working at a film festival is a film student’s dream, and not only have I now interned here in Cannes, but I have also volunteered at the Toronto International Film Festival. These two experiences have shown me a lot, not only about the film industry, but about the festival circuit and the vast differences ...

Festival tourism part 3

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The previous articles provided the context for the growing film festival tourism phenomenon.  In this last installment, more specific information is provided about the participants in festival tourism, the services  provided by the few agencies in this new niche market, and the characteristics of the film festivals that would most likely benefit from film festival tourism.As noted before, comprehensive Canadian research on US festival tourism enthusiasts, including those groups who reported 60...

A research on Film Festival Tourism III

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The previous articles provided the context for the growing film festival tourism phenomenon. In this last installment, more specific information is provided about the participants in festival tourism, the services provided by the few agencies in this new niche market, and the characteristics of the film festivals that would most likely benefit from film festival tourism.As noted before, comprehensive Canadian research on US festival tourism enthusiasts, including those groups who reported 600,...

Justin Lin's new independent feature “Finishing the Game”.

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Where it once started in San Francisco and blossomed in Park City, director Justin Lin has returned to his roots in more ways than one. The filmmaker, who launched his career with the independent film “Better Luck Tomorrow”, continued with studio products “Annapolis” and the box office hit “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”, has come full circle with his latest product, an independent featured called “Finishing the Game”. Having premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, it...

French New Wave Cinema

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The NoDa Film Festival returns from Sunday, February 25 to Tuesday, February 27 to the historic Neighborhood Theater. This time we’re celebrating “French New Wave Cinema,” the movement that transformed movies and paved the way for today’s independent film culture. Co-sponsored by the Alliance Francaise, the festival is FREE and open to the public. The New Wave took movies away from the studios and gave them back to the filmmakers themselves. Shot on location and on the fly, French New ...

US Festivals getting funded by the Oscars between 5 and 50k

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The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences alerted the Port Townsend Film Festival today that it was selected as one of 28 U.S. film festivals to receive grants for calendar year 2007, Festival Grants Committee Chair Gale Anne Hurd announced today. The Port Townsend Film Festival, which completed its seventh festival last month, will receive $5,000. The fund will be used to bring filmmakers to the eighth annual festival next year, according to Peter Simpson, execu...

New York International Independent Film and Video Fest live in LA

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The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival gears up for 8 days of screenings, world premieres, parties and panels in Los Angeles.The New York International Independent Film & Video Festival (NYIIFVF) announces its return to Los Angeles, September 14 – 21, 2006 for its bi-annual film extravaganza. Now in its 13th year, NYIIFVF is a distinctive event in the entertainment and arts communities with world premieres and over 200 international and domestic films, shorts, documenta...

Brokeb a short film taking indie to a next level

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He is being called "the next big thing." The name is Alex Ferrari and his indie movie is called "Broken." A gun blast, a flash of light, and a young woman awakens to the comfort of her own bed. Bonnie Clayton has it all, a great relationship, a challenging career, and the burden of a dream that grows more vivid and disturbing with each passing night. But when Bonnie is abducted by a sadistic stranger and his colorful entourage, she discovers that the key to her survival lies within the familiar ...

Essential Cinema: The Rules of the Game

When the New York Film Festival's salute to 50 Years of Janus Films begins on September 30th with the screening of a pristine 35mm film print of the Jean Renoir classic THE RULES OF THE GAME, it will begin a month-long celebration of 30 cinematic gems that can only be described as "essential cinema". Renoir's film, set in a French country estate on the eve of World War II, not only is illustrative of its particular time and place, but serves as a kind of coda for the instability and restlessne...

NYC Home Film Festival returns to Big Apple for 2 days

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"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"THE NYC HOME FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 29-30, 2005The eagerly awaited seventh semi-annual NYC Home Film Festival (NYC HFF) announces its return to Manhattan for two days of short film screenings on Tuesday, November 29 at Coda Lounge (34 East 34th Street) and Wednesday, November 30 at Pioneer (Bar 218 Bowery). The NYC HFF is recognized as a festival for emerging and established filmmakers, industry insiders, and those who appreciate entertainment in all its f...

Hawai Festival announces the winners of the 27th edition

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Hawaii filmmakers flourish winning a record 6 awards1. First Hawaiian Bank Golden Maile AwardsCAVITE [PHILIPPINES] - Golden Maile: Best Feature FilmSISTERS IN LAW [CAMEROON] – Golden Maile: Best Documentary Film2. Russell Boyd [MASTER AND COMMANDER] wins the Eastman Kodak Award for Excellence in Cinematography3. Film in Hawaii Award presented to the late Kayo Hatta [PICTURE BRIDE].4. The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC) Award goes to SEASON OF THE HORSE [CHINA].5. Inaugura...

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Welcomes Hollywood Stars

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Largest Children’s Film Festival Launches 22nd Kidsfest!Chicago International Children’s Film Festival Welcomes Hollywood Stars and 100 International Filmmakers The CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Thursday, October 27-Sunday, November 6) launches into its 22nd year complete with celebrity guest appearances and a rich palette of the best children’s films from around the world. The largest and longest running festival of children’s films in the U.S., the 2005 Festival b...

41st Chicago Festival in action with 100 feature films

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The Chicago International Film Festival, the oldest competitive international film festival in North America, will raise the curtain on its 41st edition on October 6, then run through October 20 at Chicago theaters. Film fans will be able to choose from 100 feature films and 42 short films from 34 countries.The 2005 Festival will include three world premieres (The Trouble with Dee Dee, Feast and The Unseen), 11 North American Premieres and 34 U.S. premieres. “Our lineup truly offers something...

The Savannah Film Festival awards Dandelion

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The Savannah Film Festival presented the 2004 awards for student and professional competition films tonight at 7 p.m. The awards ceremony capped off the eight-day festival, which screened more than 60 films.Award winners are as follows:… Best Narrative Feature: Dandelion… Best Documentary: Entertaining Vietnam… Best Narrative Short: Lift… Jury Award: This is Not a Film… Jury Award: Standout Performance: Nadia Dajani in This is Not a Film… Best Director: Mark Milgard for Dandelion… ...

Savannah Film Festival honors critics icon Eberts

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Savannah Film Festival to Honor Famed Film Critic Roger Ebert with Lifetime Achievement Award in Entertainment JournalismThe Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design, and sponsored in part by Memorial Health, Coca-Cola and the Savannah Morning News, honors famed film critic Roger Ebert with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Entertainment Journalism, Friday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., in Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Ebert is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and fi...

Stars Shine at Toronto’s 29th Film Festival

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Stars Shine at Toronto’s 29th International Film FestivalThe Toronto International Film Festival now in its 29th year, brings the biggest and brightest stars of Hollywood, the film industry and the world to this prestigious Film Festival. TIFF takes place from September 9th to the 18th and is known and the largest and best Film Festival worldwide. The list of visitors who will be on hand in Toronto will be meeting greeting and highlighting there newest films and projects to best promote the m...

Better Housekeeping - Slamdance best opening now

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SLAMDANCE ON THE ROAD PRESENTS FRANK NOVAK’S BETTER HOUSEKEEPING AT THE LOS ANGELES ARCHLIGHT OPENING FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2004Audiences will finally have a chance to see Frank Novak’s award winning and critically acclaimed feature BETTER HOUSEKEEPING which opens at the ArcLight in Los Angeles, Friday, July 16, 2004. Novak’s comedic, humanizing portrait of working class domestic life gone awry is being distributed by newly formed Slamdance On The Road. Originally, The Shooting Gallery agreed t...

Passion of Christ phenomenal US Box Office hit

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THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST a vivid depiction of the last 12 hours of Jesus Christ's life opened in the US to a huge Box Office success that surpasses all controversies and pre opening rumors. Mel Gibson's film has opened in the US to a huge Box Office success.It took $76.3 million on its opening week end and took another $51 mil in second weekend. Current cume nears $200 million mark. One the highest off season openings ever. Guess who is coming up for next Oscars?Sometime around the year A.D. 30...

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