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The 37th Toronto International Film Festival announced its award recipients

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  The 37th Toronto International Film Festival announced its award recipients today at a reception at the Intercontinental Hotel Toronto. The Canadian awards below were selected by a jury comprised of producer and filmmaker Jody Shapiro, CPH PIX Festival Director Jacob Neiiendam, actor and filmmaker Valerie Buhagiar and director, writer and producer Patricia Rozema. THE CITY OF TORONTO + CANADA GOOSE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM  The City of Toronto + Canada G...

Dick Van Dyke Honored With 2012 SAG Life Achievement Award

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Dick Van Dyke, beloved actor, singer, dancer, writer and comedian, will receive SAG-AFTRA’s highest honor – the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Van Dyke will be presented the performers union’s most prestigious accolade, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET, ...

A fun contest giving away $1,000 cash

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Fans of sexy cinema with a need for cold hard cash are in for quite a treat as the TLA Gives It Away Sweepstakes is underway giving one lucky (and very creative) customer the chance to win a grand prize of $1,000 dollars. To enter, entrants must be signed up for at least one TLA email list and submit an email, video, drawing, essay, or any other form of media that describes their love of all things TLA and why they feel they should win the money. The most unique and interesting entr...

Hollyshorts full line up of best shorts: A to Z

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FULL LINEUP FOR 8TH ANNUAL HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED 300 Projects In-Competition, 50 World Premieres---Short Form Content Representing 20 Countries 2012 HollyShorts Visionary Award Honoree Joe Carnahan Set To Present Special Screening of his  Paramount Pictures Acclaimed Feature Narc Preceded By the Showcase of His Short Film For Sale By Owner Fest Unleashes It's 2nd Annual HollyShorts Indie Film Summit With Panels and Case Studies from Producers Guild of America, Int...

2012 LAFF Schedule

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We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2012 Lancaster Area Film Festival. The films will be broken up into 2 blocks. After Block 1, we will have a short break before we begin Block 2. Block 1 Block 2 Smile The Runner The 2 of Us Are No. 3 Animal Magic Robot Monkey Safari ...

2012 Lineup for the Lancaster Area Film Festival

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We are pleased to announce the films selected to the 2012 Lancaster Area Film Festival: A Wonderful Day Animal Magic Bathing and the Single Girl Desperate Crossing How to Be a Good Listener Intelligent Design? Little Moon Lost Live outside the Box ...

BUFF BLOG (MAY 2012)

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The much maligned profile of Black British actresses has been well documented on this blog over the past 18 months and most recently in the London Evening Standard with the forthcoming feel-good flick ‘Fast Girls’ and the supposed significance of Leonora Crichlow playing the lead role in a British film. On such matters is primarily where Twitter comes into its own as a live news editor run by the public. It doesn’t take long before feedback is immediate and corrected (many thanks to @ECF...

Rutger Hauer guest speaker list for FEST – Training Ground 2012

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This time around it is time to welcome a living legend. Rutger Hauer became a household name in 1982 for his outstanding performance in Ridley Scott´s great masterpiece Blade Runner. Since then he has plays some of the most memorable parts in modern film history, such as in Robert Harmon´s horror classic The Hitcher or in Richard Donner´s Ladyhawk. More recently he has worked on films such as George Clooney´s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Robert Rodriguez´s Sin City, Christopher Nolan´s...

Green Bay Film Festival Ends with Awards Ceremony

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The Future Filmmaker Winners Are: In support of the next generation of aspiring filmmakers, set designers, cast and crew, the Green Bay Film Festival is proud present a special film competition for Wisconsin Students! We invited 600 high schools from the state of Wisconsin to submit a film to our Future Filmmakers Competition. Entries must creatively incorporate all of the following three statements into their videos: “How Green is it” “Do you have...

ÉCU announces opening night films

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13 films to kick off the 2012 festival on Friday the 30th of March, 2012. ÉCU - The European Independent Film Festival, Europe's premier event for independent cinema, is delighted to announce the 13 films screening at the festival's opening ceremony on Friday the 30th of March, 2012 at Cinéma Les 7 Parnassiens in Paris, France. The films are: • "Berlinoises", directed by Rocco Labbé (France), a bittersweet drama that ensues after a group of Russian soldiers find two German girls hiding in a...

World Premieres at ÉCU 2012

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ÉCU 2012 is going to be showcasing 101 films from 33 countries all over the world and for NINE of the films this is going to be their WORLD premiere. It is a privilege for us to be able to showcase their films for the first time and see them vie for over twenty awards, including the prestigious “Best European Independent Film 2012” title! It is so exciting to see the incredible films in contention and a real honour to be able to congratulate a talented filmmaker with this awar...

Indian fest of La program announced

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With what promises to be its most ambitious slate yet, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (http://indianfilmfestival.org) has announced its impressive 2012 lineup. 33 features, documentaries, and short films will be screened from filmmakers throughout the world including Canada, Italy, India, Germany, South Africa, UK, and the U.S. Among the offerings are three world premieres, nine U.S. premieres and twelve Los Angeles premieres. This is a banner year for the festival as it celebrates its ...

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"The Runner" is one of the movies in the Official Selection of ÉCU 2012. The Runner is about a little boy from a township in Cape Town. He needs to find money for his mother's vital surgery and pays a high price that changes his world. The lead role is played by 10-year old Cwangco Mayekiso who actually lives in the Gugulethu township . "The Runner" est un film de la séléction officielle 2012 ...

Future Now Forum opening Fantasporto

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We will be reporting live from Fantasporto...Come back for our dialies. FORUM THE FUTURE NOW : 21st- 24th February                                 This forum is organized in cooperation with various entities of recognized quality in the fields of the Arts and Sciences, and it is coordinated by the Director of Fantasporto, Beatriz Pa...

Alberto Iglesias an Oscar after the Goya?

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                                    Alberto Iglesias won last Sunday his tenth Goya Award for the best Original Score of Pedro Almodóvar´s The Skin I live In. He may win his first Academy Awars, an Oscar this coming Sunday. He got the nomination to the Oscar Awards for the best Original Score for the origi...

Stars Outshine Lightening for Tropfest’s 20th Birthday

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Alethea Jones, from Melbourne won Tropfest’s 20th Birthday competition.  Jones’s film “Lemonade Stand” was awarded first prize by a stellar judging panel of Oscar Winners - Geoffrey Rush, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and acclaimed actresses Toni Collette and Asher Keddie.   Australian directors Alex Proyas and Kieran Darcy-Smith, visiting New Yorker - screenwriter Charles Randolph, Tropfest Arabia Winner Jassem Al Jabbouri and 2011 Movie Extra Tropfest winner ...

The Official Selection of ÉCU 2012 in OUT

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ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to announce the Official Selection. ÉCU 2012 will showcase 100 films from 33 countries on the 30th and 31st of March and 1st of April in Paris, France. European Dramatic Feature (5) Iron Doors 3D - Germany On the Inside -  Germany Labirent - Turkey Women and Children -  United Kingdom Everywhere and Nowhere -  United Kingdom European Dramatic Short (25)  Useful - Belgium ...

The Official Selection of ÉCU 2012 in OUT

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ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival is delighted to announce the Official Selection. ÉCU 2012 will showcase 100 films from 33 countries on the 30th and 31st of March and 1st of April in Paris, France. European Dramatic Feature (5)Iron Doors 3D - Germany On the Inside - Germany Labirent - Turkey Women and Children - United Kingdom Everywhere and Nowhere - United Kingdom European Dramatic Short (25) Useful - Belgium GRANTRÆET - Denmark No Face - France Meeting in the Heavens - ...

Blade Runner returns to Fantasporto

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Fantasporto’2012 under the sign of BLADE RUNNER   “...I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die...” Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) in Blade Runner     The 32th edition of International Film Festival of Porto emerges under the sign of the Future. F...

30 M tickets, 2011 was a very good year for the Dutch cinema industry

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2011 has been a good year for cinemas, movie theaters and art houses. In 2011, over 30 million people purchased a movie ticket. That is a number that has not been achieved since 1978. Box-office receipts increased to almost € 240 million. To cap it all, for the first time since 1986 (Flodder) the Dutch feature film Gooische Vrouwen attracted a record attendance of over 1.9 million movie-goers, making it the number one movie at the box office in 2011. Despite the success, however, the cinema in...

Films must depict truth and beauty (Day 7 at 42nd IFFI, Goa)

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What is the role of film  in a world suffering from illiteracy and a steep decline in book-reading? "This is a social issue that needs to be addressed in a wider context. Well publicized junk,usually from Hollywood,pushes out serious cinema and takes over the time that should be given to reading or visiting an art gallery.The best  film-makers can do is to make good films. It is important to talk about truth and beauty in our films, rather than putting bums on ci...

'The Help" Executive Producer Jeff Skoll to be Honored at Paley Center for Media's LA Gala

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The Paley Center for Media will honor Participant Media and its Founder Jeff Skoll at its annual gala event “Salute to Excellence,” Tuesday, December 13 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, it was announced today by Paley Center for Media President and CEO Pat Mitchell. Participant Media, whose most recent film projects include “The Help” and “Contagion,” is being honored for its unique use of media to accelerate social change. Participant’s films are often accompanied ...

The inspirational TRUE STORY about Sam Childers and the civil conflict in Sudan, “Machine Gun Preach

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The inspirational TRUE STORY about Sam Childers and the civil conflict in Sudan, “Machine Gun Preacher”, Due out Nov 2, 2011Executive producer of “Machine Gun Preacher”, Louise Rosner, is brave, fearless, pretty, and personable. She traveled to Sudan and Uganda back in January of 2010 for pre-production research and scouting, and stated that, “Going to Sudan was especially intimidating. The director, Marc Forster (“The Kite Runner”), the screenwriter, Jason Keller, and I, had to...

Tallgrass Film Festival Awards

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  The ninth annual Tallgrass Film Festival wrapped Sunday night with a sold-out screening of Anne Buford's "Elevate" and the Closing Night Gala party at the Ulrich Musuem of Art. Thanks to the Ulrich and the Galichia Foundation for sponsoring the closing night event. With an audience of 9,500, this year's festival set attendance, ticket sales and attending filmmaker records! Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, board members, pre-screeners, programmers, staff and Wichita au...

$249 Value Filmmaking Class for $69

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This powerful information-packed day will give you the tools and information you need to establish yourself as a screenwriter, director or filmmaker.  Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance, British Independent Film Awards and Raindance tv will be in Toronto to deliver his acclaimed Filmmaking Course, which has been given to over 4000 people internationally.Course Outline:Part 1 - Writing the ScreenplayPart 2 - Making the MoviePart 3 - So you want to Direct?Part 4 - Breaking into the Film Industry...
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