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Awards Announced: 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

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The jury has spoken! Top winners in the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Awards include War Witch, The World Before Her, Una Noche, and Wavumba.  The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winners of its competition categories tonight at a ceremony hosted at the Conrad New York in New York City. The Festival runs through April 29, 2012. The world co...

Hugh Jackman will host the main event at Tropfest NY

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Tropfest began twenty years ago when Director John Polson (Hide & Seek, Tenderness) showed a six-minute film he made for under $100 at his local café in Sydney, Australia, for 200 guests. Today the annual free festival in Sydney receives thousands of submissions, is attended by more than 150,000 people and watched live via satellite by hundreds of thousands more. This summer Tropfest arrives in the U.S. beginning with a weekend of activities at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, June 1-3, cel...

11th Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere of Knife Fight Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – April 25, 2012 The 11th Tribeca Film Festival 2012 (TFF 2012) World Premiere of KNIFE FIGHT, directed by Bill Guttentag commenced Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 6:00 PM at BMCC, New York. A special Q&A session immediately followed the world premiere with director Bill Guttentag, writer/producer Chris Lehane, and actor Rob Lowe moderated by MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin, co-author of “Game Change.” Red carpet arrivals included industry executives, ac...

New York No Limits Film Series Partners with IndiePix Unlimited on Distribution and Streaming Festival

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New York No Limits Film Series Announces Partnership with Festival Genius and IndiePix Unlimited     Official Press release from New York No Limits Film Series.  NYNL partners with online distributor for unique opportunity for independent filmmakers.   New York, NY – New York No Limits Film Series (NYNL) is very pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Festival Genius to present digital streaming of the participating films in the NYNL Film Series 2012 Su...

11th Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere of Knife Fight Red Carpet Photos

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By Maria Esteves – April 25, 2012         The 11th Tribeca Film Festival 2012 (TFF 2012) World Premiere of KNIFE FIGHT, directed by Bill Guttentag commenced Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 6:00 PM at BMCC, New York. A special Q&A session immediately followed the world premiere with director Bill Guttentag, writer/producer Chris Lehane, and actor Rob Lowe moderated by MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin, co-author of ...

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Wraps 45th Season ~ Lots of Kicks with Indie Flicks!

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              WorldFest-Houston, the third longest-running International Film Festival in North America, celebrated the conclusion of its 10-day run of film, fun and fanfare in its 45th annual independent film showcase with a 17% increase in box-office!  With two engaging luminaries receiving the WorldFest Remi Lifetime Achievement Award this year, Louis Gossett, Jr. on opening weekend and the inimitable Sally Kirkland on closing, WorldFest bookended this year’s ...

THINK OF ME

Director: Bryan Wizemann.
Las Vegas. Present day. A downward spiraling economy. Think of Me is the heartbreaking story of Angela Jerome (Lauren Ambrose, SIX FEET UNDER), a young single mother doing her level best not to fall apart. Her daughter Sunny (newcomer Audrey Scott) is one of the few joys in her life, but raising a child alone is a struggle on even the best of days. When the worst week of Angela's life builds to a breaking point, she is faced with an impossible choice: keep trying to make things work, or let it all go for the promise of something better. Co-starring Dylan Baker (HAPPINESS) as Max, a nihilistic reflection of Las Vegas itself, and his sister, Louise (Penelope Ann Miller, THE ARTIST), whose self-interested offer of 'help' becomes the hardest decision Angela will ever have to make.

WorldView and Sundance Institute to Present New Awards at Sundance London

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  Sundance Institute and WorldView today announced that they will jointly present awards to four films that focus on social justice issues in the developing world: Street Girls by Katie Mark; FARMING by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje; My Brother the Devil by Sally El Hosaini; and Valley of Saints by Musa Syeed. Each award is accompanied by a £5,000 or £10,000 grant, and the Documentary Development Award for Street Girls is enhanced with professional access to film mentorship from Je...

TFF 2012 TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund Recipients

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By Maria Esteves – April 22, 2012 The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) Latin America Media Arts Fund Ceremony was held during 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) at Tenjune, New York, Saturday, April 21, 7:00 PM. Sponsored by Heineken, TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund acknowledge and support innovative filmmakers and video artists from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. TFI seek projects that push the boundaries of conventional fiction or non-fiction work. In addition, the He...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival South Africa Industry Reception

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By Maria Esteves – April 21, 2012 The Eleventh Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Festival (TFF2012) South Africa Industry Reception was held at TFF Filmmaker Industry Lounge, New York, Friday, April 20, 6:00 pm. The event hosted by the South African Consulate General in New York, the Film Commissions of Cape Town & Gauteng, and Durban Film Office in collaboration with Tribeca Film Festival announced the South African film mission to New York and U.S. filmmakers. Twenty filmmakers from ...

TFF 2012 TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund Recipients

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By Maria Esteves – April 22, 2012 The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) Latin America Media Arts Fund Ceremony was held during 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) at Tenjune, New York, Saturday, April 21, 7:00 PM. Sponsored by Heineken, TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund acknowledge and support innovative filmmakers and video artists from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. TFI seek projects that push the boundaries of conventional fiction or non-fiction work....

2012 Tribeca Film Festival South Africa Industry Reception

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By Maria Esteves – April 21, 2012 The Eleventh Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Festival (TFF2012) South Africa Industry Reception was held at TFF Filmmaker Industry Lounge, New York, Friday, April 20, 6:00 pm. The event hosted by the South African Consulate General in New York, the Film Commissions of Cape Town & Gauteng, and Durban Film Office in collaboration with Tribeca Film Festival announced the South African film mission to New York and U.S. filmmakers. Twen...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Press Conference Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – April 19, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) presented by founding partner American Express Opening Day Press Conference Breakfast was held at the 92Y Tribeca, New York, Wednesday, April 18, 10:00 AM. TFF speakers who officially opened the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival included Chief Creative Officer Geoffrey Gilmore, Tribeca Enterprises; artistic director Frederic Boyer, and director of programming Genna Terranova, moderated by executive director Nan...

2012 Tribeca Film Festival Opening Press Conference Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – April 19, 2012 The 11th Annual 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF 2012) presented by founding partner American Express Opening Day Press Conference Breakfast was held at the 92Y Tribeca, New York, Wednesday, April 18, 10:00 AM. TFF speakers who officially opened the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival included Chief Creative Officer Geoffrey Gilmore, Tribeca Enterprises; artistic director Frederic Boyer, and director of programming Genna Terranova, moderated by ex...

Passover Seder with The Ultimate Digital Haggadah

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By Maria Esteves – April 12, 2012   Why was this night different from all other nights? Jews and Spaniards celebrated the historical launch of “The Ultimate Digital Haggadah” with Sephardic Rabbi Hayyim J. Angel of Shearith Israel at the Spanish Benevolent Society, New York, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 6:30PM. A live performance by Sephardic recording artist Gerard Edery preceded the first interactive Sephardic Passover Seder sponsored by Ladino Tapas Bar & Grill. ...

SES New York 2012 Conference & Expo Coverage

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By Maria Esteves – April 9, 2012 The Search Engine Strategies New York Conference & Exposition 2012 (SESNY 2012) commenced March 19-23, 2012 at the New York Hilton Hotel. Presented by Incisive Media, SES is an international search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) conference that showcase special keynote presentations, seminars, panel discussions, receptions, exhibitors show floor, and special events. This year’s conference included daily round table discuss...

Terracotta Festival, London Asian Film Festival announces guests

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 TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL 2012, the 4th edition of the London Far East Film Festival, is proud to welcome some very talented actors and directors from Japan, Taiwan and China: Denden, Da Ching, Toshiaki Toyoda and Guo Xiaolu for a weekend of movies, Q&As, Masterclasses and parties at the Prince Charles Cinema in London, on 12th - 15th April 2012 DENDEN - HIMIZU ACTOR - will hold a Q&A after the screening of Himizu. Most well-known in the UK for his award-winning performance as...

The Five-Year Engagement will open the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

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Comedy from Forgetting Sarah Marshall Creative Team Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller and Producer Judd Apatow to Kick Off 11th  Edition of TFF on April 18 The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) and Universal Pictures  announced that The Five-Year Engagement will open the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by American Express. Director/writer/producer Nicholas Stoller and writer/star Jason Segel of Forgetting Sarah Marshall reteam for the irreverent comedy, which also stars Emily Blunt, Rh...

5TH ANNUAL FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL - August 3-5, 2012

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THE INTERNATIONAL FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL  Hollywood's beautiful new Laemmle Noho 7 Theater; Hollywood, CA - USA August 3-5, 2012 - WWW.FGFF.ORG The 5th Annual FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL showcases live-action, animated, short, student, and feature-length films or screenplays with positive themes.  April 15th is the regular submission deadline so submit now: www.fgff.org  or https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festview=1&festival_id=6743 Since ...

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Director: Wang Jing (Breakfast); Anocha Suwichakornpong (Lunch); Kaz Cai (Dinner).
3 Asian Female Directors 3 Stories of Love in 3 Asian Cities Synopsis Helmed by three female directors, this omnibus features three films set in China, Thailand and Singapore respectively. Each story occurs at a specific mealtime, and seeks to interpret the frailties and complexities of love through different Asian perspectives. All three stories are tethered with the question, “Will you marry me?” Mirroring the repasts themselves, Breakfast and Dinner are heavier in tone, while Lunch is light with a sprinkle of humor.

2012 Tribeca Drive-In, Family Festival Street Fair announced

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  The 2012 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by Founding Sponsor American Express, today announced the return of its signature free community events: the Tribeca Drive-In (April 19-21), Family Festival Street Fair (April 28), Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day (April 28) and the second annual Tribeca/NYFEST Soccer Day (April 21).   The Festival also announced the three film titles that will be screened at the Tribeca Drive-In, co-sponsored by JetBlue and Time Warner Cable, hosted b...

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...

Second annual Documentary Lab selects 10 filmmakers

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced the filmmakers and projects selected for its second annual Documentary Lab, sponsored by Latino Public Broadcasting. Starting this week and continuing through the end of April, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program in Los Angeles, with the main focus of assisting documentary filmmakers on their works-in-progress and providing creative feedback. All ...

Izza Genini Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Pomegranate Award

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By Maria Esteves – March 16, 2012 Writer and documentarian IZZA GÉNINI received the Lifetime Achievement Pomegranate Award for her excellence and achievement in filmmaking during the 16th New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival 2012 (NYSJFF 2012) Opening Night Gala, held at the Center for Jewish History, New York, Thursday, March 15, 7:00 PM. Presented by the American Sephardi Federation (ASF), the Pomegranate (symbolize love and prosperity) Award acknowledge visionary achievements in the ...

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