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2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees Video Announcement

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The Spirit Awards celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today’s independent filmmakers.                                     2012 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED - $115,000 in grants to be awarded to filmmakers - LOS ANGELES (Novembe...

Talented Cinematographer to Discuss Creativity, Story and Back-to-Back Oscar Noms

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Createasphere's Spring Entertainment Technology Expo - the top gathering of entertainment and media professionals, technical innovators, and content experts on the West Coast showcasing emerging media trends in production, post, animation, VFX, advertising, and streaming content - announced renowned cinematographer and Oscar nominee Jeff Cronenweth, ASC as the keynote, Visions of Oscar: Jeff Cronenweth, ASC, How Collaboration and Talent Gets The Story Told. The keynote will take place on March...

Film Independent Spirit Awards announced

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations for the 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards this morning. Anthony Mackie and Kate Beckinsale served as presenters. Nominees for Best Feature include 50/50, Beginners, Drive, Take Shelter, The Descendants and The Artist.Margin Call was selected to receive the annual Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ense...

44 french films at the London Film Festival

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The 55th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is delighted to announce that this year's programme includes 44 films from France. This is part of a worldwide selection of 204 feature films and 110 shorts from more than 54 countries. The 55th BFI London Film Festival runs from October 12 - October 27.France FEATURES: 17 GIRLS (17 FILLES): Dir. Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin A CAT IN PARIS (UNE VIE DE CHAT): Dir. Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup FelicioliAMERICANO: Dir. Mathie...

The Mournful Maturity Of Miranda July

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  For 37-year-old performance artist, writer and filmmaker Miranda July, life is a series of lessons about loss, mortality and the inescapable feeling that time is slipping away. And yet, despite these heavy themes, her depiction of a kind of blank and ironic human comedy has been the hallmark of her style. This maddeningly passivity has clearly connected with some and infuriates others. Well, both these camps will have much to react to as July’s sophomore film effort THE FUTURE starts it...

Guanajuato International Film Festival (Expresión en Corto)

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  Guanajuato International Film Festival (Expresión en Corto), the largest Short Film and Documentary Film Festival of Latin America, which takes place each year in the picturesque, beautiful, historic, world heritage sites of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato Capital, Mexico, during the final ten days of July.  Being recognized as one of the most important festivals in Latin America, the Guanajuato International Film Festival greatly admires your efforts to give Internation...

Indie Iconoclast: Celebrating The Career of David O. Russell

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  He may not walk away with the trophy for Best Director at this year's Oscar ceremonies, but David O. Russell's film THE FIGHTER will certainly go down for the count as one of the important cinema experiences of the year. A critical and box office success, THE FIGHTER has also revitalized the career of its iconooclastic director, who comes back after a seven year hiatus with a force that is sure to be felt for many moons to come. To celebrate this special moment and to explore his en...

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...

Berlinale Shorts: The Future Today. Music in Pictures. Dada Burns Genre.

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The Berlinale Shorts is celebrating its birthday. In the section’s fifth year, the films being presented are elegant and eloquent in both form and content. They consistently and subversively question, evade, vary and expand the many possible paths open to cinema. The films leave new marks in the cinematic landscape, and show that there are no boundaries that cannot be overcome, and no formal rules that cannot be breached. For it is in breaching them that the offer for discourse arises. The fil...

'Une Minute Embrasse'

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Director: Jennifer Sims.
A man has an enticing encounter in a library...

Sharing creativity with G-Technology by Hitachi

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Following last month’s exciting announcement of the overall winner of our Driven Creativity Competition, check out this exclusive video of the gallery exhibition of shortlisted work! The video was taken at the private launch night of the exhibition, held in London’s Brick Lane, and looks at what creativity means to the winning entrants. We also recently had an inspiring chat with the competition’s amateur film winner – Ke Nguyen and his stop motion photography animation Hayf...

Charlie Kaufman will be honored at next Goteborg

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Academy Award-winning screenwriter Charlie Kaufman will visit Sweden for the first time to receive the newly instituted Honorary Dragon Award. He is the man behind hit movies like Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. At the festival office in Göteborg, the heat is on to complete the programme and invite exciting guests. We can now reveal that one of these exciting guests is writer-director Charlie Kaufman. He was born in N...

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...

Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg will showcase 30 newcomers

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The International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, which will celebrate its 60th anniversary next year, is internationally well regarded and sustains its position as being one of the top 100 film festivals worldwide and as being the festival which exclusively presents films by newcomers.From out of thousands of newcomer films the festival selects only roundabout 30 and is thus driven by a very conscious programming process.„We practically fall in love with each single film. The authors and pr...

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...

The Global Film Village: Andrew Garfield cast as Peter Parker in new SPIDER-MAN Movie

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Images Copyright Marvel Comics and Columbia Pictures All Rights Reserved by Marc HalperinAfter a comprehensive worldwide casting search Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios have their new Spiderman, Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker. Spider-Man returns to the big screen in 3D on July 3, 2012.  The new film directed by Marc Webb, will begin production in early December  from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt.  Bloggers, pop culture commentators, and everyday fans have spe...

The Global Film Village: PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR 2010

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    by Marla Lewin The 2010 Palm Springs International ShortFest announced that it has selected  314 films from more than 3,000 worldwide entries. Among the films screening and in competition areaward-winning films from 43 countries around the world. The 16th ShortFest will showcase 58 World Premieres, 55 North American Premieres and 24 U.S. Premieres.   All selections are structured into 52 themed programs, which will screen June 22-28, at the Camelot Theatres in ...

Expresión en Corto launches MexiCannes Summer Residence Program during the 2010 Cannes Film Festival

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For the third consecutive year the Expresión en Corto International Film Festival will celebrate its partnership with the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation LA RÉSIDENCE, which has resulted in the MexiCannes Summer Residence Program. This year Expresión en Corto will welcome the next generation of MexiCannes during a breakfast on the Plage de Palmes where the 12 laureates from this year’s 19th and 20th sessions of the Cinéfondation LA RÉSIDENCE will be invited along with special gu...

Expresión en Corto launches MexiCannes Summer Residence Program

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For the third consecutive year the Expresión en Corto International Film Festival will celebrate its partnership with the Cannes Film Festival’s Cinéfondation LA RÉSIDENCE, which has resulted in the MexiCannes Summer Residence Program. This year Expresión en Corto will welcome the next generation of MexiCannes during a breakfast on the Plage de Palmes where the 12 laureates from this year’s 19th and 20th sessions of the Cinéfondation LA RÉSIDENCE will be invited along with special gues...

India on the Isar at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN

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    The 28th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (June 25 - July 3) presents new Indian cinema as an added feature this year and the Open Air films deal with: "Being". For the 28th time, from June 25 through July 3, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, Germany's premiere summer film festival, will be attracting roughly 75,000 movie goers, numerous filmmakers and industry insiders from around the world. We will be welcoming many famous guests, o...

Tribeca FF Films Come To You

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Economic blues got you counting your pennies? Volcanic ash delaying your flight to New York? Can't get motivated to get dressed and come downtown? Afraid to be seen in public? Well, if you are a cinema lover and cannot quite overcome your own neuroses or spewing volcanos to attend this year's Tribeca Film Festival, don't despair.....the Festival is now coming to you. Tribeca Film, supported by founding partner American Express, has acquired the rights to distribute 12 independent films ...

Affiche du festival de cannes 2010

Avant l’annonce de la Sélection officielle le 15 avril, le Festival de Cannes dévoile son affiche : l’image de la 63e édition est une photo de Juliette Binoche par Brigitte Lacombe. Poursuivant la série d’héroïnes féminines initiée ces deux dernières années, comme représentation du mystère de l’écran, les organisateurs du festival ont été séduits par cette figure allégorique du cinéma qui d

Poster Cannes 2010

Before the announcement of the official Selection on April 15th, the Festival de Cannes unveils its poster: the image of the 63rd edition is a photograph of Juliette Binoche by Brigitte Lacombe. Continuing the series of heroines as representations of screen mysteries, initiated two years ago, festival organizers were charmed by this allegorical figure of the cinema who gives life to the image with a single stroke of

The Festival de Cannes 2010 unveils its official poster

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Before the announcement of the official Selection on April 15th, the Festival de Cannes unveils its poster: the image of the 63rd edition is a photograph of Juliette Binoche by Brigitte Lacombe. Continuing the series of heroines as representations of screen mysteries, initiated two years ago, festival organizers were charmed by this allegorical figure of the cinema who gives life to the image with a single stroke of her luminous brush. The figure illuminates the scene with her presence; t...

NEWSLETTER N° 450: January 27, 2010

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