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Poppy Jasper Film Festival

The Poppy Jasper Film Festival celebrates the short filmmaking craft and conveys its passion for filmmaking to the community, and has been acclaimed by MovieMaker Magazine as “one of the top 25” in the country for its focus on filmmaker experience. This expresses itself in the continual ways that festival organizers actively foster interaction, ideas, and ongoing contact between filmmakers at all levels of experience and invited screenwriters, directors, producers, and actors. These industry professionals include Academy and Emmy award winners and nominees, people whose extensive experience in the filmmaking industry brings audiences a close-up view of the passion motivating independent filmmaking. The short films (30 minutes or less), which run from horror to comedy, documentary to sci-fi, musical to romance, all have one thing in common: they entertain their audiences. Additionally, this 501(c)3 nonprofit organization awards an annual scholarship to an up-and-coming student filmmaker. Taking its name from the beautiful and rare poppy jasper gemstone found exclusively in Morgan Hill, California, the Poppy Jasper Film Festival mines the popular, fast-growing niche of short films.  The Seventh Annual Poppy Jasper Film Festival will be held November 12 -14, 2010 in Morgan Hill, California.  For further information about the Poppy Jasper Film Festival, please visit www.poppyjasperfilmfest.org

Kqed

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KQED (PBS in SF) seeks 1hr docs about California. Filmmakers offered resources to complete broadcast versions: online, sound mix, CC, broadcast promotion, presence on web site, & licensing fee. Must be postmarked by DEC 1, 2005. www.kqed.org/trulyca.

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Mill Valley Film Festival

Known as a filmmakers festival, the annual Mill Valley Film Festival offers a high-profile, prestigious, non-competitive environment perfect for celebrating the best independent and international cinema. Additional info: www.mvff.com or 415.383.5256.

California Sun International Animation Festival

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International selection of animation shorts by independent animators, industry professionals, studios & undiscovered talent. Traditional animation, computer, experimental.

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Tequel Poetry Film Festival

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http://www.calartsandletters.org/poetryfilmfestival/ We welcome experimental film, video, or digital works that combine poetry, image, and sound. Works can be set to a particular poem, or it can be poetic in nature, as interpreted by the artist.

Fresno Reel Pride International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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Fresno REEL Pride is a celebration of international gay and lesbian cinema. Since its inception in 1990, Fresno REEL Pride has grown to become the premiere gay and lesbian cultural event in central California.

Film Arts Festival Of Independent Cinema

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Film Arts Foundation (FAF) is a non-profit, member-based resource for film and videomakers in Northern California. The Film Arts Festival showcases the very best fare the indie world has to offer.

Spiritual Cinema Circle

Fed up with violence and mindless Hollywood popcorn movies? The Spiritual Cinema Circle delivers undiscovered films with heart & soul to your doorstep each month. Visit us at: http://www.spiritualcinemacircle.com. Filmmakers are invited to submit.

The Loop

Director: John Paol Olsen.
A vastly different, oblique take on the man-walks-into-a-bar story. Gus Lorenz is known to some as a trade expert. He embarks on a journey to find himself and to locate what is missing from his life. The answer seems to lie in bowels of an old speakeasy. It is here that he engages in trade. A train ticket provides his sole means of travel. This troubled man's travel is not along rail lines, but rather across neural synapses. The real trade expert may be at arm's length or locked inside his subconscious being. If Gus Lorenz is the man that the girl of his dreams says he is, then perhaps the only thing he has lost is his true identity. This short science fiction film was shot on location in San Francisco, California as part of the 48-Hour Film Festival.

'Benjamin Button' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' Lead 81st Academy Awards Nominations

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By Maria Esteves - January 25, 2009 The 81st Academy Awards nominations was announced by President Sid Ganis of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and 2006 Oscar winner Forest Whitaker "The Last King of Scotland" on Thursday, January 22, 2009. THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON picked up 13 Oscar nominations including best picture and best director. The next frontrunner with 10 Oscar nominations was SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE including best picture.  The 81st Academy ...

Free Registration is Now Open for the Film, Stage and Showbiz Expo

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The Film, Stage and Showbiz Expo Saturday October 17th, 2009 10am-6pm The LA Convention Center: 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015   Film, Stage & ShowBiz Expo is a five-star event that brings everyone in Show Business together under one roof. Our attendees range from: Producers, Studio Executives, Directors, Musicians, Filmmakers, Performers, Designers, Writers, Stage Managers, or anyone else involved in Film, Stage, Fashion, Live Events, an...

2009 Palm Springs Festival of Short Films calling for entries

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & FILM MARKET June 23 - 29, 2009 Call for Entries Regular Deadline: March 27, 2009 Late Deadline: April 24, 2009 Online entry form Contact Info For more information contact: Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 1700 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 3 Palm Springs, California 92262 USA Tel: (760) 322-...
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