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SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: CATHERINE DENEUVE

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ÉCU SPOTLIGHT: CATHERINE DENEUVE – THE QUEEN OF FRENCH CINEMA Catherine Deneuve: The queen of French cinema that winks at the Independent cinema by Alessia Massa If you have a love for film, you must have a certain appreciation for French cinema. From the Lumière brothers to today, the French cinema has contributed many masterpieces that have helped to write cinematography history. Independent cinema is able to strike the heart’s chords; it can make you smile, touch you,...

Venice Festival opens with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a...

Venice Festival to open with Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the new film directed by Mira Nair, will be the opening film at the 69th Venice International Film Festival (29 August – 8 September 2012), directed by Alberto Barbera and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher and presented by Doha Film Institute. Based on the best-selling novel of the same title, translated into 25 languages, The Reluctant Fundamentalist  is a riv...

New York - Tribeca 2012 Documentaries

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    The Tribeca film festival has become the most important market oriented film festival in the United States and long excelled with strong documentary programs. Characterized by broad thematic orientations and concerns with global issues these documentaries have frequently received kudos as part of the best Tribeca sections. This year there were 33 feature length and 15 short documentaries with most originating in the United States.  Productions focusing on socio-political issues constit...

Jeff Nichols presents his latest film MUD in competition

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Jeff Nichols © RR It has taken Jeff Nichols just two films to build up a repertoire which many are comparing to that of Terrence Malick. Following on from Shotgun Stories (2007), the director of the much-acclaimed Take Shelter (2011) returns to his native Arkansas with Mud. Stuck on an island in the Mississippi, a mysterious fugitive sets out to find the love of his life with the help of two young boys.   The same closeness to nature, family and tradition...

Four Titles from 2012 Tribeca Film Festival will be available via Video-On-Demand nationwide

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  Tribeca Film today announced that it will release THE GIANT MECHANICAL MAN, DEATH OF A SUPERHERO,  and SLEEPLESS NIGHT nationwide via video-on-demand during the Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 18-29. The films are each an official selection of the Festival and feature notable actors such as Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman, Tomer Sisley, Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.   Tribeca Film also announced it has acquired North American rights to BOOKER'S...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Film Selections For Spotlight And Cinemania Sections And Special Screenings

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The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by American Express, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight and Cinemania sections, as well as Special Screenings and the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival lineup. The 11th edition of the Festival will take place from April 18 to April 29 in New York City. The Spotlight section screens 34 films, 22 narratives and 12 documentaries that demonstrate the breadth of films at the Tribeca Film Festival. Nineteen films in the selection wi...

THE HELP : movie review

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The Help Starring: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard,  Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer,Allison Janney  Writer-director Tate Taylor    This movie could have been titled The Maids but then people might have confused it with Jean Genet's searing portrayal of interchangeable identities, illusion and  ritualistic role play in which two maids  take turns acting as "Madame," abusing each other as either employer or the help. The role play reveals no...

11th annual Producers Lab filmmakers selected

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its 11th annual Producers Lab. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the seven-week program takes place in Los Angeles and is designed to help producers improve their craft, and move their current projects into production in a nurturing, yet challenging creative environment. Film Independent has also awarde...

Arab Film Competition Jury for Narrative Film at Third Annual DTFF

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Acclaimed Syrian director Mohammed Malas will be joined by internationally renowned filmmakers and actors to form the Arab Film Competition Jury for Narrative Films at the third annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF). The news came as the Doha Film Institute (DFI) announced the jury for the inaugural DTFF Arab Documentary Film Competition, which will be led by pioneering and award-winning British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Battle for Haditha, Biggie & Tup...

Werner Herzog to keynote at The Film Independent Forum

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7TH ANNUAL FILM INDEPENDENT FORUM, PRESENTED BY INDIEWIREOCTOBER 21-23, 2011Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced that acclaimed director Werner Herzog (Cave of Forgotten Dreams, The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans) will be the keynote speaker and answer filmmaking questions from the audience at the seventh annual Film Independent Forum, presented by indieWIRE. The must-attend conference is a...

The panelists for the Film Independent Forum

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced today the panelists for the seventh annual Film Independent Forum, presented by indieWIRE, to be held October 21-23 at the Directors Guild of America. The keynote speaker and additional panelists will be announced shortly, as well as the recipient of the 2011 Sloan Producers Grant, to be awarded on closing night. The Film Independent Forum is a must-attend weekend con...

If You Like Sports of Any Kind, Here’s a Festival for You

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By James Latham Pat Battistini runs the All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival here in the San Fernando Valley.  The festival’s third annual screenings will be at the El Portal Theater on November 11 – 13th, the same time we will be at the Whitefire Theatre.  Altogether, it should be a great filmgoing weekend in the Valley. The All Sports Los Angeles Film Festival promotes the art of screenwriting and filmmaking in the world of sports and competition.  It is one...

First day for entries

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Hello Creatives!  September 1st, 2011 will be the first day for entries and i am very excited.  as i build this team for the Jackson Film Festival, i am anticipating the flow of creative films!.  i know this Film Festival will be very successful because i am not only showing films based out of or about Mississippi.  i am wanting to bring something fresh and exciting to the Jackson area and a film festival has been requested several times....A Real Film Festival. So, submit your...

Jackson Film Festival

1st annual film festival that wants to promote raw, edgy, fresh, & creative films to Mississippi.  All entries are welcome!  there will be a mini festival held December 2-4th, 2011 deadline fore entries is November 4th, 2011.

The grand event will be held May 24th-27th. Entry deadline January 16th, 2011

contact Pamela Hosey for more information

phdwriter@yahoo.com

website coming soon! 

 

Estes Park Film Festival Announces Official Selections

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World premieres, a tribute to three time Emmy nominated actor Barry Corbin and a pre-release sneak preview on tap for the sixth annual event. Estes Park, CO — Showcasing thirty-five of the latest independent films from around the world, the 6th Annual Estes Park Film Festival (www.estesparkfilmfestival.com) will take place September 16-18 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 old...

Filmmaker Rob Underhill to join us tonight!

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Tonight at the Kick-off for the Twin Rivers Media Festival, filmmaker Rob Underhill will join and present his two short dramas, "Wolf Call" and "Entertainer": Wolf Call It is 1956. The previous year, 14-year old Emmett Till from Chicago had gone missing in Money, Mississippi. Later, the boy's mutilated body was found in a river. William Bradford Huie of Look magazine sits down with the two men acquitted for the boy's murder, Roy Bryant Jr. and J.W. Milam, ...

The Savior Of New Orleans

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  Harry Shearer  With the Mississippi River about to overflow its banks in the beleaguered city of New Orleans, the specter of Hurricane Katrina, a devastation the city has still not recovered from, becomes an interesting focus of renewed speculation from a somewhat unlikely source. Harry Shearer, the Saturday Night Live veteran, actor/director of several “mockumentaries” (SPINAL TAP) and the voice of several characters on THE SIMPSONS, who also is a New Orleans residen...

Twin Rivers Media Festival this weekend!

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We received some outstanding entries this year! If you are in the Western North Carolina area this weekend, come check out our festival! See review at: http://www.mountainx.com/ae/2011/twin_rivers_media_festival_2011/#.Td3NVuY093N Friday's lineup includes: 7:30-8:00 pm    Festival kickoff & hors d'oeuvres 8:00-10:00 pm    Featured 2011 Twin Rivers Media Festival Official Selections in Animation, Dramas & Documentary. Make sure you pick up a voting form so you can...

ITN Distribution inc to honor CHIRON FILMS INC at the Cannes Film Festival

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ITN Distribution Inc. today announced that they will honor US/French Co-Production company Chiron Films, Inc. at a reception during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. ITN Distribution Inc will co-host the evening with its sister company, The New York International Film Festival at the Penthouse Terrance on the Croisette overlooking the Mediterranean on May 15th at 7pm. Talented filmmakers Etienne Goldet, Paul Harth and Cee French Harth will receive an Honorary Award to recognize their contri...

ITN Distribution inc to honor CHIRON FILMS INC at the Cannes Film Festival

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ITN Distribution Inc. today announced that they will honor US/French Co-Production company Chiron Films, Inc. at a reception during the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. ITN Distribution Inc will co-host the evening with its sister company, The New York International Film Festival at the Penthouse Terrance on the Croisette overlooking the Mediterranean on May 15th at 7pm. Talented filmmakers Etienne Goldet, Paul Harth and Cee French Harth will receive an Honorary Award to recognize their contri...

Born in Mississippi, raised in Watts, educated at UCLA, "Killer of Sheep" director, CHARLES BURNETT, at KAFFNY!

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“Killer of Sheep” Director, Charles Burnett, on The LA Riots Born in Mississippi, raised in Watts,  educated at UCLA Film School, “Killer of Sheep” director,  Charles Burnett is one of the most influential African American filmmakers.  Watch live from the Korean American Film Festival/New York on March 19, 2011, as he discusses the likeliness of another LA Riots, redlining, the LAPD and teaching his children how to handle the police if ever confronted by them. Cou...

Clint Eastwood is lying in his new 'J.Edgar Hoover" Movie

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Clint Eastwood is full of "horse dung" in his new movie about FBI director, J.Edgar Hoover" staring Leonardo DiCapprio! In my early position with the NCS in America, "The National Crime Syndicate", I worked closly with Meyer Lansky, boss of the old combination, as had my father, " The Honorable William A. Craft ESQ,  and future partner Paul A. DiCocco Sr! Like all young men on their way up in crime, I had to do my 5 years of low end work, in order to learn my tra...

CineFest Returns With 8 Days of Cinematic Magic, 4/7-4/14

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CineFestReturns With 8 Days of Cinematic MagicAfter Year Hiatus,Festival Brings U.S. Premieres and Sundance Favorites to Philadelphia-Thursday, April 7,2011 - Thursday, April 14, 2011-  Philadelphia, PA - March 3, 2011 - Oscar season is over, but ThePhiladelphia Cinema Alliance is bubbling over with silver screen excitementwith the return of CineFest, running this year from Thursday, April 7 toThursday, April 14.Boasting over 60 feature films - including U.S. and Worldpremieres, and fe...

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...
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