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Will A German Film Grab a Bear?

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by Alex Deleon                             Winter Twilight in Arctic Hammerfest as German Guest Worker visits scene of wife’s Hit-and-Run accident in “Gnade” On Day Number 8 some German papers are touting the possibility of a German Golden bear. In a not overly compelling competition selection there have been several notable German entries. "Barbara" starr...

Celebrating The Power of Cinema, the 6th Texas Black Film Festival returns to Dallas

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6th Texas Black Film FestivalCelebrating The Power of Cinema, the 6th Texas Black Film Festival returns to STUDIO MOVIE GRILL DALLAS next week, February 1st through 4th. Featuring the premieres of independent film from around the world, TBFF celebrates a rich culture through the art of film, workshops and filmmaker Q&A. Throughout the festival, TBFF will premiere over 50 shorts, documentaries, features and animations of independent filmmakers from Texas and from around the world. Wednesday F...

The World Comes To Sundance

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  The world comes to the Sundance Film Festival from January 19 to 29. In the past several years, the Festival, which first made its reputation with American Indie cinema, has put as much emphasis on its World Cinema competitions, including sections for Dramatic Feature and Documentary Feature. By laying out a red carpet for international filmmakers and industry professionals, Sundance has been able to go mano-a-mano with such prestigious European-based film festivals as Berlin, Cannes a...

2012 Sundance Film Festival competition films

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Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival will take place January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival. Robert Redford, Founder and President of Sundance Institute remarked, "We are, and always have been, a festival about the filmmakers. So w...

Campus MovieFest awards

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Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, announced today the 2011 International Grand Finale festival winners. Young filmmakers from over 75 universities along with their families, friends, and industry execs, joined Campus MovieFest in Hollywood, California, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of providing students with the technology and support needed to create their own five-minute short films in one week. Beginning on Thursday, June 23, and running through Sunday, ...

Student 3D Film Festival Announces Winners

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First Ever Student 3D Film Festival Announces Winners at Campus MovieFest International Grand Finale in HollywoodA first of its kind, 'CMF 3D', backed by Panasonic 3D Technology and the International 3D Society, Delivered 3D Tools and Education to Student FilmmakersHOLLYWOOD, Calif., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world's largest student film festival, in partnership with Panasonic and the International 3D Society (I3DS), completed the first CMF 3D Film Festival during...

Breckfilmfest special guests

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David Gallagher is most recognized from his 11 seasons as “Simon Camden” on the hit WB series 7TH HEAVEN. Prior to his time on 7TH HEAVEN,Gallagher made his mark on the big screen starring in PHENOMENON alongside John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker and Robert Duvall. In the hit sequel LOOK WHO’S TALKING NOW he re-teamed with John Travolta to star opposite Kirstie Alley. Additionally, David has starred in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SPIN & MARTY opposite Judd Nelson, ANGELS IN THE ENDZO...

USA Film Festival announces the full schedule of events

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  The USA Film Festival announces the full schedule of events for the 41st Annual USA Film Festival, April 27 - May 1, 2011.  All programs will be held at the Angelika Film Center Dallas, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas.  Advance tickets are available exclusively through Ticketmaster beginning Friday, April 15, 2011. The program includes special TRIBUTES to the following performing artists: Barry Corbin William Fichtner Malcolm McDowell [Editors Note: For additional...

Connecticut Film Festival Launches Tonight

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  While this blog concentrates on film events in New York City proper, the entire region (from northern Connecticut to southern New Jersey) is quite lively with film and media celebrations all season long. One of the most vital and diverse of these launches this evening in the historic city of Danbury, Connecticut.   The Connecticut Film Festival, one of the most dynamic regional showcases of its kind, opens this evening with a fundraising event accompanied by a work-in-pro...

Love and Other Marketing

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Happy New Year everyone! Onwards and upwards for 2011 as my colleague Paul would say! I hope you’re hangover has now officially gone, since it is Sunday 2nd Jan. My xmas was very pleasant; I eat healthy on Xmas day, didn’t over-indulge or watch any rubbish T.V. either (as I was playing on my new Dell laptop from Santa)! :D As you all know, Xmas is the time when big blockbusters are released (this year we had Meet the Little Fockers or whatever its called, for example) plus, you a...

Sidewalk Film Festival 2010 Short Film Line-up of 100

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Sidewalk Film Festival is proud to announce the 2010 Short Film Line-up. Sidewalk Film Festival will take place September 24th, 25th and 26th in downtown Birmingham. Tickets are on-sale now at www.sidewalkfest.com. Local Alabama Short Block #1 (Saturday, Sept. 25th – 10:20am – Carver Theatre)Dramatic Narrative Shorts The Thing About Being An AssassinAn intimate look at a super-sly assassin working in the realm of the ultra-business class.DetourJason and Christine were a couple in love. But t...

Ernest Borgnine Screen to receive SAG Life Achievement Award

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Ernest Borgnine, who is exuberantly entering his seventh decade of creating memorable characters and award-winning performances, will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade-—the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Borgnine, who has performed in more than 200 motion pictures, five television series and dozens of television films and guest appearances, will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor w...

Sidewalk Film Festival 2010 Documentary Features Line-up

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Sidewalk Film Festival is proud to announce the 2010 Documentary Features Line-up. Sidewalk Film Festival will take place September 24th, 25th and 26th in Downtown Birmingham. Tickets are on-sale now at www.sidewalkfest.com. In Competition: (listed in alphabetical order by title)American Jihadist (Saturday, Sept. 26th – 2:45pm – Alabama Theatre Studio) Filmmaker – Mark Claywell *scheduled to attend American Jihadist profiles the enigmatic Isa Abdullah Ali, aka Clevin Raphael Holt, a self-d...

Honoring A Documentary Master

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  At a film festival devoted to non-fiction works from around the world, the presence of a true documentary master is cause for celebration. Such was the atmosphere on Wednesday evening at the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival, which honored documentary pioneer Frederick Wiseman with its annual Guggenheim Symposium (the Festival's equivalent of a career achievement award). Wiseman, who has been making controversial and thought-provoking films since the 1960s, is...

Leo Hurwitz and the New York School of Documentary Film Storm Anthology Film Archives

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For many Americans, "terrorism" is an anthropological term meaning dark foreigners. They might be surprised to learn that it was how a U.S. Senate committee once described corporate America's tactics to crush labor unions.   Social documentarian Leo Hurwitz reenacted findings from that official body — the La Follette Senate Civil Liberties Committee — in his 1942 feature film, Native Land. The hybrid documentary raised the specter of fascism and called exploited workers to action....

Reeling 2009 showcasing innovative G &L, bisexual, and transgender films

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Reeling 2009, the second-oldest LGBT film festival in the world, will run November 5th through the 15th, showcasing innovative gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender films from around the globe. Reeling will take place at Landmark's Century Centre Cinema (2828 N. Clark St.), Film Row Cinema (Columbia College, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.), Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport Ave.), and the Festival's home base at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.). Additional venues will be confirmed at a later dat...

Karlovy Vary to welcome Isabelle Huppert and Banderas

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The famous French film and theater actress will accept a Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the 44th Karlovy Vary IFF. One of the most accomplished personalities of European film and the holder of more than 30 acting awards will be present at the premiere screening of the French competition film in which she stars: Villa Amalia by director Benoît Jacquot. In addition, festival viewers will have an opportunity to see an example of Isabelle Huppert’s acting m...

Hollywood Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Rocket City

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Critics are calling it "the film that launches from romance to thriller," and the thrill of Hollywood is coming to Hunstville Alabama on Wednesday, April 22nd at 8:00 p.m. to launch the special red carpet avant-premiere of the award winning independent film, "Say it in Russian." The stars of "Say it in Russian" will host a Gala 1930's style red carpet premiere with all the bells and whistles at the Carmike 10 Theater in Huntsville to kick off the film's rele...

Festival Committee Announces Dates for 2010

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Dates Set For 2010 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival April 14, 2009FLORENCE, Ala. — Organizers of the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, a university-based showcase of student and professional works by local, state, national and international filmmakers, have announced dates for the 2010 festival.The 13th annual festival is scheduled for March 4-7, with screenings, workshops, panel discussions, parties and other events taking place on the University of North Alabama campus and at locations throu...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to be Site of Red Carpet Premiere of “Say it in Russian”

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  Hollywood, CA, (BusinessWire) April 14, 2009.   The Carmike 10 Theater in Pittsburgh will be the site of Imperia Entertainment’s (Pink Sheets: IMPN) red carpet Hollywood style premiere of its award winning romantic thriller, “Say it in Russian,” on May 3, 2009, at 8:00 p.m., the day before its limited theatrical release.  All of the company’s portion of its box office receipts will be donated to the Pittsburgh Fallen Heroes Fund in honor of the three Pittsburgh police officers ...

Hollywood Comes to the Heartland

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  Hollywood, CA (PR WEB) March 4, 2009.  You may have never heard of places like Findlay Ohio, Stillwater Oklahoma, or  Eau Clair, Wisconsin, but on May 4th all of this will change.  That is the date of the big screen debut of “Say it in Russian,” the award winning romantic thriller starring Faye Dunaway, which rolls out the red carpet in select cities during Carmike Cinemas and Dalton Pictures & Entertainment’s historic Independent Film Series.   The series opened this...

Texas Black Film Fest nominees

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TEXAS BLACK FILM FESTIVAL 2009! Announces Nominees in the following categories.Nominees for Best Actor in a Short or Feature Film Lionel Mack Smith for his performance in the short film "Larry (The Actor)" Louis Gossett, Jr. for his performance in the feature film "The Least Among You." Zora Howard for her performance in the short film "Premature" Angela Bassett for her performance in the feature film "Gospel Hill." Marie Tirenkti of Ghana for her performance in "Warrior Queen"...

George Lindsey UNA Film Festival

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March 4-7, 2010

The Festival receives national and international entries and awards a $3,000 prize to the "Best of Show" winner. An award of $2,000 is given to the "Clyde 'Sappo' Black Sweet Home Alabama" winner which is the best film shot at least partially in Alabama. All first place winners in each of the categories receive the minimum of a $100 cash prize or its equivalent in equipment or merchandise.

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