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ENZIAN announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival, March 28 through April 6, with screenings at Enzian Theater and Regal Cinemas Winter Park Village 20. This year 10 separate programs showcase 109 short films representing 16 countries from 800 submissions by U.S. and international filmmakers. Submissions include 18 world premieres and five North American and U.S. premieres. "This year our patrons will experience a broad scope of work ...

Florida film festival announces juries

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ENZIAN announced today the members of the American Independent Competition juries awarding prizes at the 17th Annual Florida Film Festival, which runs March 28 through April 6. The juries collectively are comprised of nine individuals from the film and entertainment community, each of whom brings a unique perspective and range of experience. The jurors include:NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION• Effie T. Brown, Producer (Real Women Have Curves, In the Cut, Rocket Science)• David Laub, Acquisition...

Raindance line up announced: the festival gets ready for heavy program

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15th Raindance Film Festival  will run September 25 - October 7thFeature Films and Feature Documentaries Screening  THE AMAZING LIVES OF THE FAST FOOD GRIFTERS [TACHIGUISHI RESTUDEN] Japan 104'Director: Mamoru OsuiiPrincipal Cast: Kaito Kissuoji, Mako Hyodo, Tosuio Suzuki, Shinji HiguchiShort Synopsis: Hit Japanese blockbuster from the director of Ghost in the Shell.THE AMAZING GRACE Nigeria 83'Director: Jeta AmataDirector of Photography: Joseph TaylorPrincipal Cast: Nick Moran, Scott...

14th Oldenburg Festival -- Complete schedule announced

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The complete schedule for the 14th Oldenburg Filmfestival has been announced. 13 world premieres, 12 international premieres and 14 German premieres are among the highlights of this exciting edition of Germany's premiere independent festival. Maggie Peren's battle of the sexes' comedy "Stellungswechsel" opens the festival on September 12th at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater.The International Section offers a wide range of different styles and stories. Frank Cappello's subtle satire "He Was a ...

Winners of the 2007 Beliefnet Film Awards

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Find out below who won this year's Judges' Awards and People's Awards for Best Spiritual Film, Best Spiritual Performance, and Best Spiritual Documentary. Read the debate and watch clips of the nominees in Beliefnet's movie section.Best Spiritual Film WinnersJudges' Award: Children of Men - In a world where all humanity is infertile, a miraculously pregnant woman brings hope.Peoples' Award: The Pursuit of Happyness - A single dad struggles to care for his son and achieve the American Dream. The ...

Remembering Robert Altman At The Walter Reade Theater

Saturday/Sunday, November 25/26----Robert Altman, one of the most influential film directors of his generation, passed away earlier this week at Cedars of Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Rumors about Altman's declining health have been circulating since his announcement at last year's Academy Awards that he had received a heart transplant in the last few years. What the public and even close associates didn't know was that the iconic director had been diagnosed with cancer over a year ago, but ...

Glimpses from the Closing Night at SFIFF

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If you think the only San Francisco love fest took place during the summer of 1967, think again. No one was wearing flowers in their hair at the Castro Theatre on the May 4th Closing Night of the San Francisco International Film Festival, but a special feeling was certainly in the air. Graham Leggat, the executive director of the San Francisco Film Society (SFFS), took the stage to applause and hoots and whistles, stating, “G’d evening, guys. No festival from Alaska to Argentina has done so...

Sarasota comes into its own

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The 8th Sarasota Film Festival concluded this past weekend, with a flurry of parties, special events and an impressive roster of Hollywood names receiving career tributes. The Festival, which has been growing in reputation in the past few years, has really come into its own this year as a major destination for filmmakers and film buffs. Kudos to longtime Executive Director Jody Kielbasa, who has been able to attract high level sponsors, patrons and honorees to the event, and to Tom Hall, the Fes...

Palm Springs announces festival winners

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The 17th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival came to a successful close on Sunday, January 15, 2006. The Festival, which ran from January 5-16, 2006, screened 232 films from 71 countries, including 84 premieres and 49 of the 54 foreign entries for this year’s Academy Awards. Palm Springs’ increasingly popular Festival continues to expand its diverse programming of quality independent and foreign films, setting the stage for this year’s film festival circuit.“We were overwhe...

Hopkins awarded Cecile B. de Mille award at Golden Globe

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More than 45 Hollywood stars have been set as presenters at “The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards” to be telecast live on NBC Monday, January 16 (8 – 11:00 p.m. EST) at The Beverly Hilton.Anthony Hopkins will be honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement during the 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards to be telecast live on NBC on Monday, January 16, 2006. Hopkins has received six Golden Globe nominations; including four as Best Actor (Drama) for Nixon (1995), The Remains O...

SXSW Announces Premieres, 'Prairie Home' to be Opening Night Film

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The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival is happy to announce a preliminary list of premieres in the 2006 edition, scheduled for March 10-18 in Austin, Texas. This includes the North American Premiere of 'A Prairie Home Companion,' directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by Garrison Keillor, as the festival's Opening Night Film."I can't think of a more perfect Opening Night Film than 'A Prairie Home Companion,'" says SXSW Film Festival Producer Matt Dentler. "Not only ...

SAG awards Jamie Foxx, Hillary Swank and Sideways

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Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2004 at the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Saturday, February 5, 2005 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The honorees were selected by the active Guild membership nationwide.James Garner was presented with Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor, the 41st Annual Life Achieve...

Santa Barbara celebration of the 20th anniversary

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SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST BRINGS PLATINUM POWER TO 20TH ANNIVERSARYSanta Barbara, CA – Star power and a slew of notable films combined to create a year at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival worthy of a platinum celebration. The 20th anniversary of the Fest was marked by ten days filled with more than 140 films, five panel discussions, four award events, and a smattering of “Conversations With” actors, all drawing crowds of film fans and stargazers into the community...

Golden Globe awards Sideways and Aviator

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is known worldwide for its Golden Globe Awards at the end of January every year. The 62th gala ceremony took place at the prestigious Beverly Hills Hilton (host of the Hollywood Awards Ceremony late October and a few other industry events).Best film went to The Aviator, and Sideways best Actor to di Caprio, Best Actress to Annette Bening and Hilary Swank and Best Director to Clint Eastwood.Our point of view at filmfestivals.com was a slight deception on a ...

Santa Barbara panels, ranging from music to made-for-the-big-screen mayhem

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PANELISTS PREPARE TO TALK SHOP AT SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SANTA BARBARA, CA—Each year, cinephiles and interested locals are drawn to the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for many reasons, a number of which are the thought-provoking panels, which traditionally attract the names behind some of Hollywood’s best big-budget and independent films.This year will be no exception. An assortment of panels, ranging from music to made-for-the-big-screen mayhem, will offer pan...

Southeastern film critics association leans "sideways"

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SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION LEANS 'SIDEWAYS'The wine-fueled comedy-drama "Sideways" has harvested top honors from the Southeastern Film Critics Association. The road movie in which two old friends argue over wine and women was named Best Picture in the 13th annual SEFCA vote. "Sideways" also won for director Alexander Payne, supporting actor Thomas Haden Church, supporting actress Virginia Madsen and its screenplay, which was adapted by Payne and Jim Taylor from Rex Pickett's novel. P...

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… ...

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...

Laifafest opening night program

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LAIFAFEST 2004OPENING NIGHT FILM PRESENTATIONTuesday, April 20, 2004 • 7:30 PM • Arclight Cinemas"OUR ITALIAN HUSBAND" MARITI IN AFFITTODirector: Ilaria BorrelliStarring: Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Brooke Shields, Chevy Chase and Pierfrancesco FavinoOUR ITALIAN HUSBAND is a romantic comedy that tells the story of an Italian woman who flies across the Atlantic to New York City in search of her husband and finds him married to another woman. Two wives, four children and one husband must find a wa...

6th Sarasota ready to kick off

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6th ANNUAL SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL January 23RD – February 1ST, 2004 From the Opening Night Film & Party on January 23rd till the projectors go dark 10 film-filled days and nights later, the 6th Annual SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL will present an extraordinary line-up of International & US independent features, shorts, documentaries, student films and special events celebrating special guests and their contributions to the art of filmmaking. The SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL (SFF) is dedicated to ex...

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