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The BUFF Blog (October 2012)

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With the exception of an alluring red carpet, its' safe to say that BUFF has pretty much rolled out everything else in its power to deliver this year's annual showcase of British urban filmmaking of which, at the time of writing has been 1 week removed.  A showcase is of course nothing without the undoubted stars of the show - the filmmakers. It has been a blast this year with 3 UK premieres ("Sparkle", "12" and "Melvin"), 2 venues packed out to the r...

New titles at the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival

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The Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival announced this week seven of the twenty-one features that will screen at the seventh annual festival, held this year at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD from October 10-18, 2012.   International festival hit, EXCISION will open Spooky Movie 2012 on Wednesday, October 10 at the AFI Silver Theatre. EXCISION, from Northern Virginia native Richard Bates Jr., premiered this year at Sundance and has gone on ...

Review of official selection film "Lawless"

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    I saw "Lawless" last night at La Licorne theatre in Cannes La Boca. Directed by John Hillcoat, "Lawless" is an official selection film in the Cannes Film Festival. While the film was captivating and kept you turning your head in fear, and disgust, throughout, it left you feeling little for it and thinking nothing of it. Lawless is based on the Bondurant brothers, who lived in Franklin Country, Virginia during the Depression. The Bondurant...

Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the past

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SUPPORTING ACTRESS 2012 Octavia Spencer The Help (2011) 2011 Melissa Leo The Fighter (2010) 2010 Mo'Nique Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) 2009 Penélope Cruz Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) 2008 Tilda Swinton Michael Clayton (2007) 2007 Jennifer Hudson Dreamgirls (2006) 2006 Rachel Weisz The Constant Gardener (2005) 2005 Cate Blanchett ...

Oscar for Best Actress in the past

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BEST ACTRESS 2012 Meryl Streep The Iron Lady (2011) 2011 Natalie Portman Black Swan (2010) 2010 Sandra Bullock The Blind Side (2009) 2009 Kate Winslet The Reader (2008) 2008 Marion Cotillard La Vie En Rose (2007) 2007 Helen Mirren The Queen (2006) 2006 Reese Witherspoon Walk The Line (2005) 2005 Hilary Swank Million Dollar Baby (2004) 2004 C...

3D Solar System - New Movie Update

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Vito Technology today is pleased to announce Solar Walk – 3D Solar System 1.9 for iOS, an update to their award-winning Education app that allows users to play with an interactive model of the Solar System and the Milky Way galaxy. The 360-degree, touch control 3D model displays planets, natural and artificial satellites, the closest stars, and the Milky Way galaxy. The app’s database is self-contained and no Internet connection is required. Highly praised and featured by Apple i...

ReelFest DC is now accepting submissions

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REEL FEST DC is now accepting submissions! DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2011 October 19th-23rd at several screening locations in Washington, DC! www.reelfestdc.com After three successful seasons in Boston, MA, ReelFest is branching out. Join us in the nation’s capital for a showcase of some of the country’s finest independent filmmakers. Washington, DC is a city with a rapidly expanding independent film presence, spectacular networking opportunities and has recently been dubbed the d...

Summer series at the Washington, D.C.Horror Fest

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The Washington, D.C. International Horror Film Festival is preparing for the full onslaught of the big festival this October with a special summer series of amazing features and shorts. For the next month and a half, six features and over three hours of short films will make up the fourth annual Spooky Movie Midsummer Night’s Scream, all at our new home at the state of the art 240 Artisphere Dome Theatre, conveniently located 2 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro stop, and precariously located less ...

Call For Entries: 11th Annual West Virginia FIlmmakers Festival

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The West Virginia Filmmakers Festival is launching its 2011 Call for Entries, inviting filmmakers around the world to submit feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental works. The festival will run September 28 – October 2 at the Landmark Studio for the Arts and the Elk Theater in historic Sutton, WV. deadline for submission is August 1, with an extended deadline of August 15. Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Narrative Feature, $200 ...

LAFF-ing Out Loud with Shirley MacLaine & Jack Black on "Do You Know Who I Am?"

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"Do You Know Who I Am," is the Los Angeles Film Festival panel moderated by Leonard Maltin that was supposed to have a "game show format," whereby Shirley MacLaine and Jack Black answered questions about their acting careers.But when Shirley and Jack, who star together in the coming release BERNIE in which Jack Black plays a fastidiously dressed funeral director, get in a room together anything goes. And no more "of that TROPIC THUNDER bullshit," MacLaine lovingly admonished Black. "I love my Ja...

'Spanish Dracula' in Krakow with live soundtrack performance by Gary Lucas, what a privilege

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  Gary Lucas delivered another great performance of His Spanish Dracula soundtrack at the Off Plus Camera Festival. A rock club (King Lizard) held a private party with festival guests discovering the amazing work of Gary who played his guitar live soundtrack with the screening of the film. Gary at the Lizard King The project's premiere took place during the 31st Havana Film Festival, where it was named a spectacular hit. It was also presented during t...

IFFBoston 2010: Weekend

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A sampling of the films on IFFBoston's chock-full weekend slate includes: Cell 211, Anne Perry: Interiors, 9500 Liberty, and The Killer Inside Me. Eight-time Goya Award-winning Cell 211 is a taut prison thriller whose central characters are a new guard trapped on the inmate side of a nascent prison riot and the brutal rebellion’s emergent leader.  This excellent Spanish export leaves no breaks in the pacing or in the lives of the characters.  Each battle is hard fought, hard won, and hard...

International Family Film Festival Highlights

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      The 16th annual IFFF launches with a press conference at 1 PM on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. This is the fifth year of presenting the fest at Raleigh Studios, adjacent to the Paramount Studio lot on Melrose Avenue in the heart of Hollywood. This year's film schedule is filled with highlights - each of them with enough back-story to more than...

Washington, D.C. international Horror Film Festival

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Spooky Movie – The Washington, D.C. international Horror Film Festival has begun the journey to once again top ourselves, with the sixth annual, heart stopping festival, which has become a Washington, D.C. Halloween tradition – October 13 – 16, 2011. Some of the outstanding films that played at Spooky Movie in 2010 included TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL, THE UH-OH SHOW!, COLIN, S&MAN, EL MONSTRO DEL MAR!, DARK SOULS and THE MATRIMONY. And now, new for 2011, we are thrilled to announce, we have...

West Virginia Filmmaker's Festival

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The West Virginia Filmmaker Festival is a dedicated to the promotion of WV Filmmakers and Video Artists by the exhibition of films which exemplify the West Virginia spirit of independence. We strive to give forum to the Mountain State's best and most inventive new video artists while promoting the state to filmmakers outside of West Virginia.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The West Virginia FIlmmakers Festival is the original Film Festival dedicated to films by and for West Virginia. Held every fall in beautiful Sutton, West Virginia, the festival has showcased the best and brightest filmmakers from the Mountain State, and beyond. The First Festival was held in the spring of 2001 showcasing some of West Virginia's best filmmakers at the Landmark Studio for the Arts in Historic Sutton, West Virgina. In 2010 The West Virginia Filmmaker's Guild took over production of the festival.

The WVFF focuses on creating a communal atmosphere between the makers, students, and audiences of their films. We make our filmmakers our top priority by encouraging feedback, networking and workshops among the filmmakers. Filmmakers should leave our weekend with a myriad of new friends and collaborators

Cash prizes are given in the categories of: Best Student Film, Best Narrative Short, Best Experimental/Music Video/Animation, Best Documentary Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Feature, and Best Film. Additionally, the festival annually awards the WV Filmmaker of the Year award to the individual whose work has had the biggest impact on WV filmmaking during that calendar year.

Yellow Ape Productions, LLC has Two Films Slated for 2011

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Virginia Beach - VA12/26/10A new motion picture development and production company gets ready to take action in 2011 with two films in preproduction, and four more in development.Yellow Ape Productions Producer/President/CEO Ethan Marten announces the new company and its six projects less than two months after the world premiere of the sci-fi movie he co-produced and EPed, Atlantis Down.  Two films are slated for 2011, Marten says, including a co-production with Scott Hansen Productions, and a...

Newsletter for Williamsburg Film Festival #1

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The 15th Annual Festival is on track for March 9-12, 2011. Guest Stars confirmed for our festival include Ed Faulkner, Anne Jeffreys, Mickey Kuhn, Donna Martell, Paul Petersen, Ann Rutherford and H.M. Wynant. Entertainment will be provided by Ed & Bobbi Beard, the Blue ...River Blue Grass Band and Johny Western. Due to circumstances beyond our control, Betsy Palmer and Stella Stevens who have been previously announced will be unable to attend. We expect a record crowd based on the hote...

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!

My First Report

Director: Ian Rodgers.
Ian Rodgers does his first video YouTube report on Percy Jackson's The Titan's Curse, and uploaded it to YouTube.

Robert Friedman, (Summit ) named Entrepreneur Of The Year

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Robert Friedman, Co-chairman, CEO, Summit Entertainment LLC, was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 national winner in the Media, Entertainment and Communications category. Now in its 24th year, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award encourages entrepreneurial activity and recognizes leaders and visionaries who demonstrate innovation, financial success and personal commitment as they create and b...

SNEAK PEEK: AFM 2010 Gets Into Swing with 409 Films, 49 World Premieres & 287 Market Premieres

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Wheeling & Dealmaking in Santa Monica at The American Film MarketAFM 2010 @ Loew's: 2010 AFM Begins by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Dim the house lights, open the curtains: the 2010 American Film Market (AFM) opens today, Nov. 3 through Nov. 10. Usually you can get a thematic read on this annual cinephile buyer/seller-ama by running through some titles.  Consider this year's AFM offerings sampler: SYMPATHY FOR DELICIOUS, JACK GOES BOATING, I'M STILL HERE, THE PEOP...

Wheeling & Dealmaking in Santa Monica at The American Film Market

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SNEAK PEEK: AFM 2010 Gets Into Swing with 409 Films, 49 World Premieres & 287 Market PremieresDim the house lights, open the curtains: the 2010 American Film Market (AFM) opens today, Nov. 3 through Nov. 10. Usually you can get a thematic read on this annual cinephile buyer/seller-ama by running through some titles. Consider this year's AFM offerings sampler: SYMPATHY FOR DELICIOUS, JACK GOES BOATING, I'M STILL HERE, THE PEOPLE VS GEORGE LUCAS, FREAKONOMICS, GASLAND, LOVE RANCH, THE DRY LAND, L...

Kick-off Announcement: 1st International Bat Film Festival

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Event: 1st Annual International Bat Film Festival (IBFF) & Awards - 2011   Sponsors: Consortium of US Bat Wildlife Rehabilitators * additional details to follow Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011 Time: 9AM to 10PM Location: Explorer’s Club NYC www.batfilmfest.com Email: batfilmfest@gmail.com or batinfo@batfilmfest.comAwards from the prestigious Explorers Club will be given to entries in the following categories:  Best bat sho...

AmericanFilmMarket heavy load

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The 31st American Film Market (AFM) AmericanFilmMarket.com from Nov. 3-10 will screen 409 motion pictures, including 49 world premieres and 287 market premieres, for thousands of film buyers and industry professionals from 70-plus countries. Jonathan Wolf, AFM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the Independent Film & Television Alliance, made the announcement today.Films making their world premieres include Age of Heroes starring Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Izabella Miko and James D'Ar...

The Who's Who Of Toronto

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  Woody Allen and Anthony Hopkins For you stargazers, here is a list of the films that feature top rank film directors and acting talents that are premiering this week at the Toronto International Film Festival (and the talent that is here): 127 HOURS (Danny Boyle, Director; James Franco, Actor) AMIGO (John Sayles, Director; Chris Cooper, Actor) ANOTHER YEAR (Mike Leigh, Director; Jim Broadbent, Actor) THE BANG BANG CLUB (Ryan Phillipe, Actor) BARNEY...

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