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A Day on Set, Set Me Free

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It’s Never Too Late – How a Day on Set Set Me Free I’ll admit it. I had given up on film, forever.  I was 37, had two toddlers with special needs, found myself living in the middle of Central Pennsylvania and handled mindless data entry for my husband’s family business.  My high haired, heavily made-up, mini-skirt wearing days were over.  I traded in auditions for doctor’s appointments and pageants for Pampers.  I wrote letters to medical assistance instead of writing screen...

the third eye of resistance

Director: razi.
A journey through the life of C. Saratchandran who travelled constantly with the camera and cinemas. It is a journey through the vivid, living memories of the protesters at Chaliyar, Plachimada, Muthanga and Kathikudam; through the experiences of his friends and everyone who have travelled with him or parallel to his path. As someone who pioneered in media activism as part of the little magazine movement during the Emergency, Sarat later on took up the very political duty of documenting the popular struggle movements of Kerala. This film tries to be exactly that, a clear take on the popular risings of not just Kerala, but the whole of India, by exploring and coordinating the history of those who have travelled along with Sarat. While capturing the essence of Sarat's political rebellion through documentation, which began with the VHS camera to reach the zeniths of pioneering experimentation with the Digital technology, the film is also an inquiry into the ongoing technical and creative evolutions in the production and screening of documentaries, in its right as an important media in the new world. What Sarat did with his video camera was much more than transmitting the socio-political issues to be portrayed in the mainstream society. He stood by each of those struggles, feeding them with energy and the spirit to go forward, to reach success. For someone like Sarat, who remained wide awake in both at the struggle fronts and in his personal relationships; for someone as unconditionally empathetic, the camera was always the third eye for fulfilling his mission; the third eye of resistance.

Full Stop

Director: Christon Joseph.
World's hottest news on Laden and Obama are unfolded by Lawrence and Andappan during their bicycle journey to a nearby toddy shop. The story is being reveled through a third standpoint. This short film was made before the actual event.

July Intern Buzz

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Français Italian Spanish Alessia and Alexander are two interns working at ÉCU from abroad. Alessia is Italian, and Alexander is Colombian working in Bulgaria. We are a truly international festival and you can see how this is reflected in our hard working international interns! We asked them to interview each other for out July Intern Buzz article, here are their responses: Alessia interviews Alexander 1. You are interested in developing independent project...

Monster

Director: Deborah Burns.
A short film about Hannah’s journey to feed an illusive monster lurking in the woods. Set in the future, her village lives in harmony with nature. The monster is their only problem. Every time he is hungry he roars, and the villagers hold a lottery. The unlucky winner must sneak into the forest to drop off food and then get out quickly. As a result no one has ever seen the monster. Hannah is a curious teen who inadvertently breaks rules. As a consequence her journey will end much differently than her predecessors.

Antoine, Bibi and Casimir

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by Marie-Charlotte Fossard Three friends, three personalities and three differents way of living and loving clearly defined. Antoine, Bibi and Casimir is the story of the daily tempestuous relationships of three housemates. Life, friendship, and unexpected love are the key words for the comedy, only available on the internet. François Chabert and Laurent Jeanne are the writers and directors of this unusual series. Their everyday life is somewhat out of the ordinary...

The Writers Guild of America nominees

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The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2010 season to be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on February 5, 2011, in Los Angeles and New York. TELEVISION NOMINEES DRAMA SERIES Boardwalk Empire, Written by Meg Jackson, Lawrence Konner, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Margaret Nagle, Tim Van Patten, Paul Simms, Terence Winte...

Institute of Documentary Film at Jihlava IDFF

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Institute of Documentary Film at Jihlava IDFF Oct 25 – 31, 2010 The 10th Industry Section organized in Jihlava by the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), has expanded its programme this year and hosted a record number of guests. In addition to the public presentations of the 10th East European Forum and more than 300 East European films at the 7th East Silver Market, we organized Inspiring Sessions, Case Studies, One-on-one Meetings, Documentary Works-in-progress, Co-production Breakfasts...

IN HIS DAY

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Director: Justin Junghan Kim.
Klair is an old man who doesn't have much time left. Preparing to travel to Argentina, Klair, is forced to face his past through dreams, nightmares and fantasies.

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