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  Interview with director Zeina Durra. THE IMPERIALISTS ARE STILL ALIVE (USA, 2010) screened at this year's Sofia International Film Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.    Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at length with Zeina Durra in Thessaloniki, Greece about her feature film debut, ‘The Imperialists Are Still Alive' (2010). We had a fun conversation about imperialism and proletariat, conventions, nonconformists, clothes, getting naked... and just eve...

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...

I saw the devil in Fantasporto and I enjoyed, though brutal...

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My day  in Fantasporto: a treat of fantastic, raw ham-and-bread tapas and a glass of port. RED as blood! PATIENT X de Yam Laranas (Filip) - 108 min. Creatures you do not want to meet: stupid, strong, violent, strange language, even for someone from Philipines. They would feed on you. and a well deserved happy end after 108 long minutes. Second feature in the Rivoli auditorium: THE CHAMELEON de Jean Paul Salomé (Can) - 106 min. Based on a true story of a young fre...

Cunning Linguistics by Kimberly Deisler

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      If you’re reading this, chances are you know what to expect; smart-ass remarks, a turn of a phrase and a decent amount of cleverly placed sarcasm and profanity, which is why I so enjoy the Independent Spirit Awards.  Spirited aptly describes the entire day from weather to wardrobe, from nominees to winners, from one open bar to the next with Jameson shots and Stella Artois chasers, some sponsor favorites among many a guest.  But the flowing alcohol certainly wasn’t needed to loo...

INTERVIEW WITH ZEINA DURRA

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Interview with director Zeina Durra.   Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at length with Zeina Durra in Thessaloniki, Greece about her feature film debut, ‘The Imperialists Are Still Alive' (2010). We had a fun conversation about imperialism and proletariat, conventions, nonconformists, clothes, getting naked... and just everything about film in general.   Zeina is a spirited and passionate young woman and once you get her going, it's hard t...

INTERVIEW WITH ZEINA DURRA

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Interview with director Zeina Durra     Some weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at length with Zeina Durra in Thessaloniki, Greece about her feature film debut, ‘The Imperialists Are Still Alive' (2010). We had a fun conversation about imperialism and proletariat, conventions, nonconformists, clothes, getting naked... and just everything about film in general.   Zeina is a spirited and passionate young woman and once you get her goin...

2011 Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts Competition Call for Entries

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The Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts Competition has officially opened our call for entries and will accept submissions internationally of short length films and feature and short length scripts in any and all genres including documentary, horror, experimental, animation, Religious/Spiritual, Gay/Lesbian and all genre of music videos for our 2011 festival, November 10, 2011 to November 19, 2011.   The Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts is internationally re...

Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts

To support bold, visionary filmmakers and scriptwriters while advancing the art form of film with remarkable cinematic technologies and experiences.

We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization that was founded by a group of industry professionals to showcase the best and the brightest of new and veteran filmmakers and scriptwriters of all genres.

We strive to achieve our mission by encouraging new writers and filmmakers and helping to transform their dreams into reality through presentation and international recognition. 

In addition to recognizing veterans of the filmmaking and writing industry, we assist aspiring scriptwriters and filmmakers in realizing their dreams of becoming professional scriptwriters and filmmakers.

We are committed to discovering the best filmmaking and writing talent and placing those talented projects onto the desks of decision makers.

The Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts is internationally recognized as a premiere showcase for creative, inspiring, and influential films of all types including avant-garde and experimental, story-based narratives, documentaries, and animation.

Our unique film festival reaches new heights internationally for independent film festivals presenting our films in a way unlike any other film festival in the world. Viewing interactively online allows independent filmmakers and fans to take pleasure in the films world wide on the go, from work and from the comfort of their own homes. In the technologically advanced world we live in, where communication and convenience MUST be at the tips of our fingers, we knew this was the next progressive step in film festivals.

Since debuting our fest online we have gained even more recognition among the film viewing public and filmmakers, not to mention production houses and distributors because they no longer have to travel to find the next film that will make Hollywood sit up and take notice. Currently, convenience is the name of the game, especially for the independent film industry.

All competition winners, runners-up, and finalists will earn the chance to have their scripts and films reviewed by established production companies and agents in LA and NY.

The Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts and the writers and filmmakers we discover attract the attention of industry searching for the best new independent writing and filmmaking talent. As a year-round organization, Directors Circle serves as a showcase for the discovery of new and emerging talent.

New filmmakers and writers today realize that the Directors Circle Festival Of Shorts is a place to launch their careers.

 

"Glee" Cinematographer, Producer and Editor Sing Behind the Scenes

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Createasphere Brings It with their Best of TV Webcast Series Createasphere will take the audience back stage with an engaging webcast featuring the cinematographer, producer and editor of Glee - the award-winning, critically acclaimed television series now entering its sophomore season.  Featuring a real "how-did-we-do that?" conversation, the Best of TV Webcast has been developed with American Cinematographer Magazine and American Cinema Editors.   Joining the conversat...

Film Independent producers lab selection

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14 FILMMAKERS & 9 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR FILM INDEPENDENT’S 2010 PRODUCERS LABFilm Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival just wrapped its 10th annual Producers Lab earlier this week with 14 filmmakers and 9 projects participating. Sponsored by Technicolor and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program took place in Los Angeles and was designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into...

Where The Streets Have No Name

Director: Vijaykumar Mirchandani.
An emotional journey of one man who has been working tirelessly for the last 20 years trying to help alleviate homelessness in Cairns. A hair raising experience as we get into the lives of these street kids, hear their stories and unfold the bitter reality that lies beneath this beautiful paradise island. It is a dark, intimate and unforgettable journey revealing the truth backed with real life incidents, diverse stories and first hand interaction with key people who helped make this mission impossible successful. Where the streets have no name today tells a different story!

Flights

Director: Robert M. Herzog.
Based on an almost true but entirely surreal experience. In 1968, a college senior tries to finish his Harvard Law School Application, which would keep him from being draft bait, likely to fight in the Vietnam War. Fong and his roommates start making enormous paper airplanes, get stoned, set the planes on fire and launch them from a precarious roof. At the end of an intense, frenzied evening, a final decision propels Fong into an uncertain, potentially lethal future. Flights depicts the intense pressures of an era when ordinary rites of passage could have life and death consequences. It is a timely exploration of the impact of America at war, amidst a conflict between citizenship and morality.

DOG OF GOD

Director: John Ledbgetter.
It all boils down to Snacks when a pimp, a Brazilian sex slave, and a bored young man cross paths after a wrong phone call is placed.

HOLLYWOOD SHORTS "MEET THE FILMMAKERS" - Issue 13.2 - November 21, 2010

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meet the filmmakersedition 13.2  learn more about the filmmakers you outta knowMeet these filmmakers and see their work atHOLLYWOOD SHORTS on Sunday Nov 21Cinespace at 5pm  Free Click here to RSVPAllison CraigBARKOwww.allisoncraig.comAllison is an alum of Columbus College of Art and Design in Ohio where she majored in traditional animation.  She has an animator’s dream gig, working fulltime at Titmouse, Inc. in LA. She has extensive experience in every aspect of animation, from ...

Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized at San Francisco Intl' Animation Festival

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Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, a 4 part visual representation of the Decemberists' 2009 album The Hazards of Love was meant to only be a one-time show- a backdrop for a performance of the album played live start-to-finish in LA. The result was so well received the film is now being shown in festivals. Last night it opened the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival, which runs until Sunday. Guilherme Marconde and Andrezza Valentin, husband and wife team who w...

The Hazards of Love Visualized at San Francisco Intl' Animation Festival

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Here Come the Waves: The Hazards of Love Visualized, a 4 part visual representation of the Decemberists' 2009 album The Hazards of Love was meant to only be a one-time show- a backdrop for a performance of the album played live start-to-finish in LA. The result was so well received the film is now being shown in festivals. Last night it opened the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival, which runs until Sunday. Guilherme Marconde and Andrezza Valentin, husband and wife team who work...

Hollywood to call bollywood in LA

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Hollywood and Bollywood have come together to a create a Los Angeles-India Film Council which will attract more Indian filmmakers to LA part of an ongoing effort to spice up the relationship between the world's largest movie markets.The new cooperation agreement aimed at facilitating Bollywood producers to shoot in LA, by facilitating permits, visas and tax breaks, and expand the U.S. anti-piracy, illegal interference with Indian films in the U.S. Motion Picture Association of America and the In...

AFM Day 4-5: Adrien Brody's WRECKED Sells

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AFM Day 4-5: Adrien Brody's WRECKED Sells, Where Not to Film, Mini-Moguls Speakby Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent "Expected to be released in theatres in 2011" might be the most ominous phrase coming out of the 31st American Film Market, which closes on Nov. 10. It's the expectations of buyers and sellers that indicate we're in a worldwide down economy, with many expecting the worst. Not so if you are Adrien Brody, steeped in Oscar potential; and even if your film is WRECKED, som...

EROS Film Fest sends a message: It Gets Better

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12th Annual EROS Film Festival Sends a Message: It Gets BetterAs our nation cries out in grief and disbelief at the recent tragedies surrounding gay youth in America, the question that begs an urgent answer is: how do we prevent this from happening again and again? The answer is simple: support, support, support. Support takes many forms – from reaching out on a personal level to gay and lesbian youth in our lives to mentoring an at risk youth we’ve never met to linking ourselves and othe...

Narrative Features Interview Roundtable: American Film Festival

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  On Saturday, I sat down with three of the narrative features directors represented in this year’s American Film Festival, the first event in Eastern Europe to be solely devoted to contemporary and classic American cinema. Tim Rutilli, a musician-turned-filmmaker whose alternative rock band Califone has played concert and festival dates around the world, is represented at the Festival by ALL MY FRIENDS ARE FUNERAL SINGERS. Bill Morrison is an award-winning avant-garde filmmaker b...

Fishing with Jonas Fisch

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  Today I am speaking with the passionate Jonas Fisch, the talented TV and Film actor recently featured in films like: Angels and Demons (2009), How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and That Side of A Shadow (2010).       ME: Can you talk a little bit about your voiceover role in How to Train Your Dragon (2010)?     JONAS: I feel there's no point talking about "How to train your Dragon" since it was a quick voice over for a Europ...

Montreal Film In Focus: THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER

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The Montreal World Film Festival comes to a close this evening with the North American Premiere of THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER, the latest film from celebrated French director Bertrand Tavernier. The film will screen following the announcement of the Festival awards at the Theatre Maisonneuve, a spectacular concert hall that is the Festival’s most luxurious screening venue. The lavish historical epic is set in France in the mid sixteenth century, when the religious wars between Catholics and P...

BLUE Ocean Film Festival awards in Monterey

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BLUE Ocean Film Festival announced the festival’s 2010 award winning films at the BLUE Carpet Awards held at the Golden State Theater in Monterey. The award ceremony also honored great leaders in ocean conservation. The Best of Festival award went to “Bag It!” by Reel Thing. The film follows a self-proclaimed “average guy” who undertakes a global pilgrimage to explore the plastic in our world and to understand its impact on the health of our bodies and our world. The film also debunks ...

Montreal Film In Focus: THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER

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  The Montreal World Film Festival comes to a close this evening with the North American Premiere of THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER, the latest film from celebrated French director Bertrand Tavernier. The film will screen following the announcement of the Festival awards at the Theatre Maisonneuve, a spectacular concert hall that is the Festival’s most luxurious screening venue. The lavish historical epic is set in France in the mid sixteenth century, when the religious wars betwe...

EVERYTHING WILL HAPPEN BEFORE YOU DIE!

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In the midst of all the Venice Film Festival excitement, I'd like to bring your attention to some good old Americana Indie-style. If the title doesn't grab you enough, like it certainly does for me, then hopefully this in-depth interview with the filmmakers Dan Finkel, (Director/Writer/Producer) and Brian McGuire (Actor/Writer/Producer) for the new witty and spirited- che spiritoso!- American Indie film Everything Will Happen Before You Die (2010).     First, I...

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