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KAN Film Festival - Call for Entries

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Dear Filmmaker! It is with utmost pleasure that we invite you to take part in the forthcoming 13th edition of Amateur and Independent Film Festival KAN, scheduled for April/May 2012. For the thirteenth edition, we have revised the Festival Programme. The Festival is now made up from two Competitions: The Amateur and Independent Film Competition and the School Film Competition. The Amateur and Independent Film Competition (divided into two categories: Amateur Film and I...

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...

Tallgrass Film Festival short film selections

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  More than 325 short films were submitted to the ninth annual Tallgrass Film Festival. Of those, 58 came from Kansas filmmakers and 48 from high school filmmakers from around the globe. This year's festival will showcase 63 short films - adding up to a total of more than 12 hours of programming. SHORTS PROGRAMS (In Competition) Get Together: Twists and turns of love and attraction First Dates, Dir. Sam Wasserman (USA) Missed Connections, Dir. Mary Robertson (USA) My Other Hal...

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Now we really are back in time. 'Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore!'photo by Vanessa McMahon 

Ninth annual Tallgrass Film Festival to honor Elliott Gould

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  The Tallgrass Film Association (TFA) announced that Academy Award nominated actor Elliott Gould will receive the Ad Astra Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ninth Annual Tallgrass Film Festival, to be held in and around downtown Wichita this October 20-23.   Gould began acting in Hollywood films during the 1960s and during the next decade went on to star in some of his most notable film roles, including Ted Henderson in BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE (1969) which e...

Tribeca claims an attendance of 430 000, sets it in top position in terms of attendance

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    The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, in 2002, today announced that more than 430,000 people attended screenings, panels, talks and free community events - including the opening night world premiere of Cameron Crowe's The Union, the Tribeca Drive-In series, Street Fair and Family Festival, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day, Tribeca Disruptive Innovation awards, and NYFest - during  the Festival's 10th edition.   ...

top winners of the San Francisco Video Contest

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sfTravel, the San Francisco review guide, has announced the top winners of the San Francisco Video Contest after judging an impressive field of entries. The 2011 contest to support emerging talent in film captured the San Francisco experience for communities across Youtube and Facebook. Congratulations to our incredible field of 2011 winners who will receive both cash prizes and global exposure for their videos on sfTravel.com. Nick Ashton, marketing director of sfTravel said, "The ener...

Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab Presents a Free Workshop

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  Contemporary Indie Cinema Appreciation - Space is Limited, Sign Up Today! Plus, two TFA screenings this week! In honor of February's Independent Spirit Awards, Academy Awards and countless cinematic honors, the Tallgrass Filmmakers Lab will present the free workshop "Indie Cinema Appreciation" with TFA Co-Director of Programming Nick Pope from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the House of Schwan, 3636 N. Comotara. Independent film has existed since the inception of th...

REHENES / HOSTAGES

Director: BRUNO ORTIZ LEON.
"HOSTAGES" IS THE HISTORY OF THE DIRECTOR OF THEATRE WHO MEETS INVOLVED IN THE EVENTS OF THE CAPTURE AND RESCUE OF THE RESIDENCE OF THE AMBASSADOR OF JAPAN IN PERU, A POLITICAL LOBBIE DURING THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTO FUJIMORI (1996 - ' 97). At the cost of THE LIFE GIVE 72 HOSTAGES IN A COMPASS OF WAIT GIVE 122 DAYS. SINOPSIS: Breve sinopsis de la película Rehenes (Toma de la residencia del embajador japones, Lima-Perú 1996-´97, durante el gobierno de Alberto Fujimori). Una de las embajadas más protegidas del cuerpo diplomático de Lima Perú durante el gobierno de Alberto Fujimori, es tomada por un grupo subversivo al que se había dado por extinguido. Situación gravísima para el país, que indudablemente el poder ejecutivo no dejaría pasar sin beneficiarse políticamente. Resulta asombroso que después de tantos años de violencia terrorista en el Perú, no existiera un dispositivo de estado que hubiera permitido reaccionar rápida y ordenadamente a las fuerzas de seguridad del país. Por ello Rehenes llevado a la pantalla grande por una reciente cinematografía peruana contrasta quizá con éste, uno de los sucesos mas trascendentes de las últimas décadas que se haya dado en nuestra convulsionada Latinoamérica. Un traumático compás de espera de 122 días, para socavar el subsuelo y penetrar a la residencia del embajador nipón se convierte en pretexto para que el gobierno central se auto confiera facultades extraordinarias. Una incursión perpetrada por el Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Amaru MRTA, previa a las fiestas navideñas de 1996 el operativo de rescate a los rehenes encabezado por un servicio de inteligencia poco transparente a los 122 días de cautiverio son recreados por la ficción cinematográfica de Rehenes donde Mario miranda un joven audaz y transgresor periodista, intenta varias veces tener tribuna en distintos medios de comunicación sin éxito alguno, debido a que todo el país estaba parametrado. Nuestro Protagonista Mario Miranda quien también es director de teatro, prepara una obra sobre la toma de la embajada, pretendiendo revelar algo que va a remover el escenario social de su momento; los entretelones de un lobbie político a costa de la vida de 72 secuestrados, así como la transacción con la dictadura y la corrupción gubernamental por parte de varios de los subversivos del movimiento revolucionario. Mario aunque tiene sueños y pesadillas recurrentes, donde ve cadáveres, balaceras y fosas siente sin embargo que aún le falta un ingrediente para que su historia camine. Por otro lado, aparece lucía una joven y guapa actriz quien se une al elenco teatral para interpretar el papel de la camarada lucero impregnándole a sus actuaciones un fervor revolucionario que va mas allá del libreto teatral. Mario aclara que la obra no es un panfleto en favor de los subversivos. Todo ello ocurre en esta nuestra Lima: una franja gris de víctimas y agresores, que colisionarán en 90 minutos de ficción. ¡Ahh! pero lo que Mario no imagina es que a partir de este momento su vida va a verse seriamente amenazada. Bruno Ortiz León

Tall Grass Film Festival announces line up

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The 8th annual Tallgrass Film Festival will take place in and around downtown Wichita Oct. 22-24, showcasing more than 124 independent films from more than 11 countries around the world, and hosting filmmakers from all over the United States.Online ticket sales start Monday, Oct. 4; the Tallgrass Ticket Booth will open up at the Orpheum Theatre on Monday, Oct. 18. A full 21"x11" schedule grid can be downloaded here or the two-page 8.5"x11" version can be downloaded from here. A complete listing ...

Film festival returns for fifth year Actor Art LeFleur is the featured guest

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Showcasing 35 of the latest independent films from around the world, the 5th annual Estes Park Film Festival will take place Sept. 17 to 19 at the Historic Park Theatre in beautiful Estes Park. Built in 1913, the Park Theatre is the oldest operating movie theatre west of the Mississippi and is on the national register of historic places. This September filmmakers, festival attendees and industry professionals from around the world will travel to Estes Park to enjoy the diverse selection of indep...

5th Annual Estes Park Film Festival (Sept. 17-19)

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World premieres, special guests and a pre-release sneak preview on tap for the fifth annual event. Estes Park, CO -- Showcasing 35 of the latest independent films from around the world, the 5th Annual Estes Park Film Festival will take place September 17-19 at the Historic Park Theatre in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Built in 1913, the Park Theatre is the oldest operating movie theatre west of the Mississippi and is on the national register ...

Estes Park Film Festival Announces Official Selections

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World premieres, special guests and a pre-release sneak preview on tap for the fifth annual event. Estes Park, CO August 24, 2010 -- Showcasing 35 of the latest independent films from around the world, the 5th Annual Estes Park Film Festival will take place September 17-19 at the Historic Park Theatre in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado at the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Built in 1913, the Park Theatre is the oldest operating movie theatre west of the Mississippi and is on the nati...

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Ola, my name is Alexander Jones Most recently from Kansas, originally from Denver and grew up there. I have a great family,I really enjoy all 4 seasons , specially the winter and snow! Technology has been a part of my life for the last 7 years and most recently primarily on the Internet. I seem to be drawn to technology and love all the high tech gadgets out there. Things as they are, more and more people are seeking advice from people who have walked the walk and can teach others how to...

TCM Film Festival Invades Hollywood Armed with Legendary Pictures & Stars

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By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles CorrespondentWhat is that thing covering up the real street sign on Hollywood Boulevard? "TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES WAY:" this is the sky blue new moniker for the venerable walk of fame installed for the four-day first-ever TCM Classic Film Festival, Hollywood 2010. Hundreds of TCM fans have flocked from around the country -- Ohio, Iowa, Kansas -- to join thousands of locals to see TCM beloved host Robert Osborne, his The Essentials co-host Alec Baldwin, and a dazzl...

The 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 40th Annual USA Film Festival, April 28 - May 2, 2010. 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 16, 2010. LIST OF PROGRAMS (chronologically) La Mission Wednesday, April 28, 7:00pm There are two things in life that recovering alcoholic Che (Benjamin Bratt) ...

Tallgrass Third Thursdays brings Green Porno to the Fisch Haus

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  Tallgrass Third Thursdays and the Ulrich Museum of Art are bringing Green Porno production and costume designer Andy Byers to Wichita for ten days of public, museum and classroom events. To commence the activities, Byers will present the Green Porno mini-films and discuss his work at the Third Thursday April screening co-sponsored by the Fisch Haus and D.K. Kitchen. Green Porno is an ongoing series of very short films (less than three minutes long) that takes a comical a...

River to River, Florence, a bluesy Ramayana closes fest

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                                  To start with last things first, this highly varied Indian film week came to a rousing close on December 11 with a brilliant feature length animation entitled "Sita Sings The Blues"   SITA is the heroine of the Indian national epic known as the Ramayana, a tale close to the heart of every India...

River to River, Florence, a bluesy Ramayana closes fest

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To start with last things first, this highly varied Indian film week came to a rousing close on December 11 with a brilliant feature length animation entitled "Sita Sings The Blues" SITA is the heroine of the Indian national epic known as the Ramayana, a tale close to the heart of every Indian person. In the story she follows her husband Prince Rama into exile in a forest where she is kidnapped by the evil king Ravana of (Sri) Lanka. While remaining faithful to her husband, Sita is subjected t...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival PREVIEW

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The inaugural Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) announced today it will open with a special screening of director Mira Nair's “Amelia,” a thrilling account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank and Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere. Organizers also revealed the 32 films that will comprise the rest of the Festival’s film slate. 12 of the films have roots in the Middle East and the balance is a diverse selection of acclaimed title...

2009 Tallgrass Film Festival to Light Up Broadway

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Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts (WAMPA) announced highlights of the 7th annual Tallgrass Film Festival , which will take place at locations in and around downtown Wichita, Oct. 23-25, 2009. This year’s festival will showcase two of the city’s downtown districts. The “Historic District” will feature screenings and events at venues including The Orpheum, Wichita Scottish Rite Temple, and Bank of America. The “River District” will feature screenings at Century II and the...

Tallgrass Film Festival Announces Ad Astra Award Recipient

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Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts today announced that the 2009 Tallgrass Film Festival Ad Astra Award recipient will be legendary independent film actor Seymour Cassel. Well-known as a contemporary and fellow traveler of John Cassavetes, Cassel was nominated for the 1968 Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Cassavetes’ “Faces,” for which he also participated as one of seven crew members. Spanning more than 40 years and over one hundred films, Cassel’s ...

Tallgrass Film Festival to screen controversial documentary Outrage

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Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts (WAMPA) and Tallgrass Film Festival will present a screening of Kirby Dick's controversial documentary, "Outrage," as the June offering in the Tallgrass Third Thursday series. This newly released film will show one time only in conjunction with Gay Pride Week, at 7:30 p.m., June 18 at the Warren West Theatre, 9150 W. 21st Street, in Wichita, Kan. Tickets for the screening are $9 general admission and $7 for students and seniors. Acade...

Tallgrass Film Festival to screen controversial documentary Outrage

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Wichita Association for the Motion Picture Arts (WAMPA) and Tallgrass Film Festival will present a screening of Kirby Dick’s controversial documentary, “Outrage,” as the June offering in the Tallgrass Third Thursday series. This newly released film will show one time only in conjunction with Gay Pride Week, at 7:30 p.m., June 18 at the Warren West Theatre, 9150 W. 21st Street, in Wichita, Kan. Tickets for the screening are $9 general admission and $7 for students and seniors.Academy Award ...

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