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Interviews with Apichatpong Weerasethakul from Sofia International Film Festival 2011

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Vanessa McMahon interviews Apichatpong Weerasethakul                           During the 15th SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in Sofia, Bulgaria, the film UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Thailand, 2010) screened to an international audience.    INTERVIEW WITH Apichatpong Weerase...

NEWSLETTER N° 501: march 18rd, 2011

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Sometimes it's okay to laugh at something short.

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The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival is celebrating its 3rd year of making audiences laugh til' they chafe their throats. (Lozenges provided on request).   LACSFF is touted as the largest comedy film festival in the US, introducing the freshest comedy talent to the industry. The four-day celebration of comedic short films and the people who make them will be held from April 7 - 10 at the Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main St.).   "We've scoured the solar system for the funnie...

Santa Cruz Film Festival to Kick Off Extravaganza April 9, 2011

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  The Santa Cruz Film Festival is celebrating the launch of its 10th Anniversary Season with a red carpet gala tribute to old Hollywood at the fabulous Top of the Ritt in Downtown Santa Cruz. Come as your favorite star from the golden age of cinema!   Join the Festival team, supporters, filmmakers and other film lovers at the 2011 SCFF Kick Off Extravaganza and see for yourself what this year's Festival will bring. This is one event in Sa...

Film Independent launches a Documentary Lab

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has launched a new Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting, with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Taking place in Los Angeles, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program, with a main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All of the Film Independent Labs are designed to suppor...

The 26th Annual 2011 International Dance Music Awards

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By Maria Esteves – March 12, 2011 The 26th Annual 2011 International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) presented by the Winter Music Conference; hosted by chief executive officer/founder Daniel Glass, Glassnote Records, with Naughty Natalia de la Cruz was held at Dolce, Miami Beach, FL, Thursday, March 10, 2011. IDMA annually acknowledges exceptional achievements and innovation in the dance music industry worldwide (artists, DJs, producers, promoters, remixers, record labels, radio shows, podca...

The 83rd Academy Awards

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By Maria Esteves – March 12, 2011 The 83rd Academy Awards presented by AMPAS for outstanding film achievements of 2010 co-hosted by Academy Award nominee James Franco and actress Anne Hathaway commenced Sunday, February 27, 2011, 8:00pm ET and 5:00pm PT at the Kodak Theatre, Hollywood, California. Live television coverage of Oscars were seen in the U.S. on ABC Network and in more than 200 countries worldwide. This year’s Oscar winners by category are: Best Picture THE KING’...

NEWSLETTER N° 500 bis: march 11rd, 2011

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Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival to celebrate its 24th year this May

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is celebrating its 24th year this May.  Throughout the year Out Film CT brings informational and entertaining lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) films to the region.  As part of the organization's mission to present timely films on topics relevant to the LGBT community, Out Film CT has shown documentaries, shorts, and full-length feature films on gay marriage, overturning California's Prop...

SXSW reveals line up and gets ready for kick off

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SXSW FILM ANNOUNCES 2011 FEATURES LINEUP The South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival is thrilled to announce the features lineup for this year's Festival, March 11 - 19, 2011 in Austin, Texas. The 2011 lineup continues the SXSW tradition of tapping into the cultural zeitgeist, highlighting emerging talent and breakthrough performances and supporting first-time filmmakers.  "This is the most exciting moment for us. After a fantastic festival of discove...

10th Tribeca World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections

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  The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express®, today announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and the first edition of the new section-Viewpoints. Forty-four of the 88 feature-length films were announced. The 10th edition of the Festival will take place from April 20 to May 1 in lower Manhattan. TFF organizers this year have streamlined the Festival's format, which is now comprised of two competition sections, World Narra...

Santa Catalina Film Festival

The SANTA CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL is a film festival that not only celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all of its forms, but also Santa Catalina Island in all of its rich history, glory, and beauty.

Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking - feature films, documentaries, screenplays, animation, short films, experimental, student work, big budget, micro-budget, trailers and soon…

The SANTA CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL awards mainstream films in various categories, but the Isla Earth Award, for the Conservation Series, is presented by the Catalina Island Conservancy, our beneficiary, honoring filmmakers that have their similar mission in protecting, educating and promoting the power of nature.


The SANTA CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL brings film enthusiasts and filmmakers together to better enjoy the art and fun of filmmaking, but also to enjoy the beauty and hospitality of Santa Catalina Island.

The Film Festival offers our guests the opportunity to learn, grow and exhibit films within the unique and romantic setting of Los Angeles County’s Pacific treasure. The festival will also offer attendees quality films that will entertain, educate, and inspire their own interests. Film professionals, and the interested public, will have the opportunity to gain industry knowledge through festival activities,
education centers, and seminars with our guest speakers.

The SANTA CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL is about the filmmakers’ opportunity to entertain, educate and inspire their audience, just like the island itself.

NEWSLETTER N° 500: march 3rd, 2011

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LAST DAY TO SUBMIT FOR REGULAR DEADLINE!!

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The 14th Annual DANCES WITH FILMS (DWF) is dedicated to discovering and championing unknown works by filmmakers from around the globe and providing them with a unique opportunity to screen in front of critics, audiences, and industry heavyweights. Taking place in the heart of the filmmaking industry, Los Angeles, CA, the Festival presents nearly 100 films each year through a captivating program of feature and short narrative and documentary films, as well as music video...

Regular Submisison Deadline March 2nd!

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The 14th Annual DANCES WITH FILMS (DWF) is dedicated to discovering and championing unknown works by filmmakers from around the globe and providing them with a unique opportunity to screen in front of critics, audiences, and industry heavyweights. Taking place in the heart of the filmmaking industry, Los Angeles, CA, the Festival presents nearly 100 films each year through a captivating program of feature and short narrative and documentary films, as well as music videos...

Call for Entries: 6th Annual ATA Film & Video Festival

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Artists’ Television Access invites experimental film and video makers to submit their work to its 6th Annual ATA Film and Video Festival. Short works including but not limited to, animation, documentary, narrative, abstract and found footage based will be accepted. <p>The ATA Film and Video Festival is committed to showcasing films and videos that use an unconventional stylistic and technical approach and bring up subjects or concepts that not only entertain, but also provoke, o...

Call for Entries: 6th Annual ATA Film & Video Festival

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Hello! Here is the call for submissions for ATA's 2011 Film & Video Festival Festival. Please, note that this year we are also open to proposals for workshops, installations and media performances. Could you post it in the opportunities section of your blog? Thanks! Isabel ATA Film & Video Festival Artists’ Television Access invites experimental film and video makers to submit their work to its 6th Annual ATA Film and Video Festival. Short works including but not limited to...

NEWSLETTER N° 499: february 25, 2011

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A Peep into the world of ILM at FMX 2011

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FMX 201116th Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive MediaMay 3-6, 2011. Stuttgart, Germany. Award winning Visual Effects studio Industry Light & Magic, founded by George Lucas in 1975, will feature in a very special screening at this year's FMX. Director Leslie Iwerks and ILM veteran's Tim Alexander, Ben Snow and Hal Hickel will present the documentary, "Industrial Light & Magic: Creating The Impossible". For the past 35 years ILM has been responsible for some of the most memora...

Submit to the Los Angeles Film Festival 2011

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            THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL June 16-26, 2011 Call for Entries Early Deadline: December 3, 2010 Regular Deadline: January 14, 2011 Final Deadlines: Short films and music videos: February 11, 2011 Feature-length narrative and documentary films: February 24, 2011   Contact Inf...

Berlinale 2011 coverage on fest21.com

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Below is the coverage from Berlin, headlines... My Berlin Top Ten Films At a film festival that totals more than 250 feature films (not to mention an additional 250 features in the accompanying European Film Market), one can only skim the surface of an event as wide-ranging as the Berlinale. Film choices are often based on schedule availability....grabbing a screening in between meetings or making sure one is awake to catch the early morning press screenings of the Competition program. In a se...

Edward James Olmos, Jon Chu, James Russo and Jaime Murray added to lineup of Stars attending Cinequest

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The stars will roll into Cinequest Film Festival, always a bastion for the discovery of new and emerging talent and innovations, at the palatial California Theatre for their premieres. Previous Maverick Spirit Award winner, Edward James Olmos, will return to Cinequest for the World Premiere of America on March 3, 2011, at 7 p.m. at the California Theatre. Olmos stars in and executive produces the powerful story of a courageous woman who flees Puerto Rico to start life anew in New York City. ...

The 2011 Academy Award Nominated Shorts New York Presentation

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By Maria Esteves – February 22, 2011 Oscar Week in New York kicked off with the 2011 Academy Award Nominated Shorts Presentation at the Academy Theater International Lighthouse, New York, on Saturday, February 19, 12:00pm. Presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), produced by New York program director Patrick Harrison, AMPAS, A Weekend With Oscar annually showcase the Academy’s short film nominees for best short film in the category of Live Action, Animated, a...

ITVFest 2011 - Call For Entries...

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ITVFest/InternationalTelevision Festival is a leading venue in providing opportunities to people with television industry aspirations.  ITVFest receives Pilot submissions fromaround the world in comedy, drama, alternative (reality, game show, talk show,etc) documentary, and web series categories.  By screening the official selections toa live audience which includes ITVFest’s executive, advisory board andextensive network contacts, ITVFest provides a bridge to the inner workings ofthe televi...

NEWSLETTER N° 497: february 18, 2011

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