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Artists selected for 2010 TVIFF Music Fest!!!

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The artists for 2010 TVIFF Music Fest have been selected: 2010 MUSICFEST FINALISTS JESSICA ERIN, country / pop singer and writer Originally from Illinois, Jessica currently resides in Los Angeles, working hard to hone her craft as a singer/songwriter. She has opened for Grammy Award winning duo Montgomery Gentry, Country star Darryl Worley, & others. Her song "Girls Night Out", was aired on NBC TV's hit show "Friday Night Lights". Her song, "...

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival

FLICKERS discovers and empowers filmmakers. Held in Providence, Newport and locations throughout the state of Rhode Island, RIIFF is one of only a handful of festivals worldwide that is a qualifying event for the Academy Awards (i.e. “Oscars”). RIIFF incorporates gala celebrations, premiere screenings, VIP guests, industry seminars, educational programs, and award ceremonies into a weeklong extravaganza. Cited as one of the "Best International and Short Film Festivals in the United States," RIIFF is New England’s largest film festival, screening a record 175 films. Its innovative programming, cultivated industry ties, and loyal audiences have made the Festival a strategic and desirable platform for film premieres, drawing hundreds of independent filmmakers from around the globe. Contact 401-861-4445 or check out the schedule at www.RIFilmFest.org.

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival 2010 Award Winners Announced

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The Fourteenth Annual Festival Concludes Attracting Extraordinary Films, and bestows honors on Well-Known Comedic Actor Jonathon Katz and Artists and Entrepreneurs Jon and Betty Jane Berberian The 2010 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film   • Photos by Mary Hanley Festival (RIIFF) announced the winners in this year's film competition at its annual Awards Ceremony held at the Renaissance Providence Hotel's Symphony Ballroom in downtown Providence, ...

Three US Film Festivals To Launch QR Code Campaigns

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For the first time in the US, three film festivals, two on the west coast and one on the east coast, will be using QR Codes on a variety of material to bridge the physical world with the digital world. The Port Townsend Film Festival (September 24-26), the New Hampshire Film Festival (October 14-17) and the Edmonds International Film Festival (October 20-24) will permit individuals to snap a QR Code with their smart phone cameras from a number of items: newspaper ads, posters, passes, program ...

Three Film Festivals To Launch US QR Code Campaigns

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This fall the Port Townsend Film Festival, the Edmonds International Film Festival and the New Hampshire Film Festival will integrate the physical with the digital world by including QR Codes on posters, passes, program guides and print advertisingFor the first time in the US, three film festivals, two on the west coast and one on the east coast, will be using QR Codes on a variety of material to bridge the physical world with the digital world. The Port Townsend Film Festival (September 24-26),...

Line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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  Out Film CT is pleased to announce the line-up of the 23rd Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, beginning Thursday, May 27th and spanning 10 days through Saturday, June 5th.  The festival kicks off this year with the world premiere screening of Casper Andreas' new romantic comedy Violet Tendencies, starring Mindy Cohn of "The Facts of Life" fame in the title role.  Vice President Suzanne Shayer points out, "Our festival has continued to grow in prominence on the f...

Roxbury International Film Festival

When the Roxbury International Film Festival (RIFF) began in 1999, our goal was to celebrate films that were written, produced and directed by filmmakers of color.  In addition, we hoped to provide a much-needed venue for audiences to view some of these inspiring films and interact with the filmmakers who created them.  More than a decade later, we continue to build upon the rich legacy we have established for the international film and local arts communities. 

 

RIFF is the largest regional film festival of its kind.  With each passing year, we have grown more powerful in our impact on film and the arts in New England and attracting filmmakers and audiences from far and wide.

 

 
 
 
The 12th Annual Roxbury International Film Festival
Films celebrating people of color
 
Thursday, July 29, 2010 - Sunday, August 1, 2010
Location:  Various venues throughout Roxbury, MA
Submission DeadlineSaturday, May 15, 2010
Screening:  50-60 Films including features, shorts, documentaries and youth-produced
 
 
 
For more information on the Festival, please contact:
Roxbury International Film Festival
c/o Madison Park Development Corporation
184 Dudley Street, Suite 102
Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone:  617.541.3900
Fax:  617.541.4900

Connecticut Poised As Media Mover

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  State Capitol Building, Hartford This newly established website will bring national and international readers information on all things visual in the state of Connecticut. But first a few basic facts......Connecticut is a state in the New England region of of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, and New York to the west and south. Southwestern Connecticut is part of the New York metropolitan area, with ...

New England finally has its Ibero-American Film Festival: NEFIAC: September18 - September 25, 2010 !

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The 1st Annual New England Festival of Ibero-American Cinema (NEFIAC) will be held Saturday September 18, 2010 through Saturday September 25, 2010 in Providence, RI. NEFIAC will be screening films at the Avon Cinema, the Cable Car Cinema, as well as various local University locations. Screenings in other cities in the area will include Cambridge, MA (Harvard Film Archives), New Haven, CT (Yale University), and Williamsburg, VA (William & Mary College).   The New England Ibero-American F...

IFFBoston 2009 – Day Four – Involuntary Travelers with Forbidden: 2 of 3

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Geralyn Pezanoski’s Mine begins with a simple premise: What happened to the pets displaced by Hurricane Katrina? Once you begin there, however, every question answered gives rise to another unanswered.  Where are they displaced to?  Where will they go once they are delivered to safety?  Who will feed them, house them, give them medical care?  Does anyone remember where this pet came from?  Or that one? Can you find the original owners?  Should you? Or are the pets better off in ne...

Houston We Have a Problem to open Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY)

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The 2010 Environmental FilmFestival at Yale (EFFY) announced today it will open with the East CoastPremiere of Houston We Have a Problem on Tuesday, April 6. The documentary thatexposes the hard truths about oil from Texas oilmen themselves, and how the oilindustry must adapt to meet America's future energy needs.  Following thefilm will be a discussion with director Nicole Torre and one of the film'ssubjects Matthew Simmons, one of the world's leading experts on the topic ofpeak oil, and moder...

"La Soga" "Morenita" "Traces of the Trade" and "Gaining Ground" Take Home Bahamas Top Prizes

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BAHAMAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NAMES 2009 FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS Competition winners were announced this evening at the awards ceremony for the 6th Bahamas International Film Festival, held at the Balmoral Club in Nassau. The announcements were made by Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool and BIFF jurors following a special career achievement event honoring Johnny Depp.   The Festival showcased 86 films from 26 different countries, including 38 fea...

The Global Film Village: David Mamet Premieres RACE on Broadway

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by Marla Lewin image copyright Robert J. Saferstein  I first met David Mamet in Chicago, at his St. Nicholas Theatre. I was the guest of actor Robert Strom, and I sat between him and David, it was American Buffalo.  Bob was planning to do a one man show on Charlie Chaplin, and I was to write my first script for him. Bob was a member of the St. Nicholas company.  David wanted to know if I was an actress?  He offered to assist us with the play. David was not yet inter...

Boston Jewish Film Festival Awards

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Two Awards given at the 2009 Boston Jewish Film FestivalNEWTON, Massachusetts - November 24, 2009 - The audience at this year's 21st annual Boston Jewish Film Festival has voted its favorites. In total, the Festival screened 40 films from 15 countries. The Festival's audience voted in two categories, Best Feature Fiction and Best Documentary Feature.Award-winners are as follows:- Best Feature Fiction: Eli & Ben (Eli v'Ben) (Israel, 2008, 89 min., 35mm) had its Massachusetts Premiere in this year...

Boston Jewish Film Festival favorites

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The audience at this year's 21st annual Boston Jewish Film Festival has voted its favorites. In total, the Festival screened 40 films from 15 countries. The Festival's audience voted in two categories, Best Feature Fiction and Best Documentary Feature.Award-winners are as follows:- Best Feature Fiction: Eli & Ben (Eli v'Ben) (Israel, 2008, 89 min., 35mm) had its Massachusetts Premiere in this year's Festival. In Ori Ravid's engrossing debut feature film, Walk on Water's Lior Ashkenazi plays Ben,...

"Legends of the Marathon"

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"Grete Waitz, of Norway won the NYC Marathon a record nine times, and she leads a roster of legends and champions honored as the "Marathoners of the Decades" as part of the celebration of the 40gh running of the NYC Marathon.  The winners were chosen for their accomplishments in NY and the lasting legacy of their triumphs in the sport of long-distance running.  Waitz has set world records in the 3,000 meter, 8 kilometer, 10 kilometer, 15 kilometer, 10 mile and the marathon.  Sh...

Boston Jewish Film Festival to explore themes of Home

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2009 Boston Jewish Film Festival: Family to Fables; Homeland to HomesickOpening November 4 and continuing through November 15, the 21st annual Boston Jewish Film Festival presents a wide range of films exploring themes of "home." These films survey families, faith, doctrinal sects, nationalities, immigration, and exile as facets of our powerful stories of "home.""Home is a word that acts like a Rorschach test," said Sara L. Rubin, artistic director. "Some of our images are intensely unique and p...

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival Returns for 4th Year, September 10–13, 2009

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Take an exquisite New England island, add fantastic films, parties, and invite lovers of both, and voila: it’s the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival! Established in 2006, the festival’s annual theme is “Other Places,” and is reflected in this year’s slate. “We hope,” says festival director Richard Paradise, “everyone will be challenged to think broadly—about how huge the world of film is—and deeply, about the universal concerns and desires that unite us.” ...

Tribeca Audience Award to City Island by Raymond De Felitta

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"We did it! We won the best award any festival has to offer--the Audience Award. At 8:30 PM last night, me and my producer Lauren Versel and my editor David Leonard mounted a small stage at a Union Square boite upon hearing that "City Island"--the movie that many of you dear readers have investested much of the last year in reading about and following the progress of--was the winner of the coveted Heineken Audience Award. Out of the eighty-five movies that Tribeca selected to ...

Tribeca Audience Award to City Island by Raymond De Felitta

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The eighth annual Tribeca Film Festival, co-founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff, and presented by founding sponsor American Express, announced the winner of The Heineken Audience Award – City Island – tonight at the Tribeca Filmmaker Lounge, sponsored by Union Square Ballroom, in New York City. The voting process for The Heineken Audience Award had been taking place throughout the duration of the Festival, as audiences were encouraged to fill out nomination ballots u...

Oh Barack!

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Director: Celeste Friedman.
A promotional video for U. S. Senator Barack Obama from the State of Illinois in support of his candidacy for President of the United States. Opening with examples of our struggling times, over 60 stunning and stirring images, through the lenses of 40 photographers, take you from Seattle to Times Square, Main to Minnesota, Iowa to Iraq and beyond. Soundtrack written, produced and performed by singer-songwriter/composer Celeste Friedman. Produced by AmericansforHOPE.org. We are very honored by the generosity of our contributing photographers, their hearts, time and talent! Camilo Arenivar TJ Baker C.W. "Barney" Burgis Lauren Victoria Burke Jason Coleman Joe Crimmings Danny the Caveman Gene Dawydiak Tory Fink Getty Images Kris Godlewski Gregory Han Carl Harris Alexander Heilner Susan Jekarl Cecily Johnson Johnnie K. Greg Lawler Caitie Leary Tia Likely Hinda Majri Celi McDaniel Jason Melrath Leo and Mixtli Photography Erik Ose Alfred T. Palmer Darrell Porcello Adrian Revels Steve Rhodes Joann Edmonds-Rodgers Justin Russell Kristina S. Bob Scofield David Silver Troy Snow Colleen Sontheimer Scott Stillman U.S. Army Corps of Engineers- ACoE photographer Jim Gordon John Varady Luke Vargas

IFFBoston 2008 - Who Makes the Call?

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At the Opening Night party for Independent Film Festival Boston 2008, I asked Managing Director Brian Tamm about the festival’s selection process and whether they keep any themes in mind when filling out the schedule.  His response was: “We just try to select the best films we can. You guys [the press] tell us what the themes are.” Well, let’s see what they came up with. With the Opening Night thriller’s frostbitten Siberian north (Transsiberian) and the Closing Nig...

Washington D.C. filmmakers bring INNER PEACE to NYC

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Stressed-out New Yorkers can take a big breath now and get some much-needed relief by watching a new short film titled, "Inner Peace” a Positive Vision Network Production. "Inner Peace" has been selected to screen as part of the prestigious New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) on March 25th at the Village Cinema in Manhattan.This film is co- directed by award-winning filmmaker Kathleen Ammalee Rogers and 13 times Telly Award Winner Alan Heath. Festival officials...

Sundeis Film Festival

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This is the 1st annual Sundeis, the New England Student Film Festival. All Student films of any length, any genre, are welcome and submission is free.

Silk City Flick Fest

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Think of it as an escape to the quintestial New England town highlighting the Autumn beauty with indie movies, shorts, documentaries, parties and panel disucssions throughout the 4 day weekend!

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