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Fabulous independent film festival in Sarasota

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  Scheduled to be held at Burns Court Cinemas in downtown Sarasota, on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, the Fabulous Independent Film Festival will mark its second anniversary with 6 feature films, 6 shorts and 3 parties celebrating diversity in the LGBT community.  The festival is organized by broken rules productions in association with and benefiting the Harvey Milk Festival, a non profit organization.  Tickets are $8, opening and closing night films are $1...

SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Lena Dunham

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This week we’re spotlighting Lena Dunham, a New York filmmaker who has made her debut into mainstream cinema with her indie comedy “Tiny Furniture”. (Image of Lena Dunham in the TV series “Girls”) Lena Dunham seems to be the girl that everyone is talking about at the minute. She has recently released the critically acclaimed series “Girls”, which has hit the roof in popularity and gained fans worldwide.  The show is about a group of twenty-something year old girls wh...

The second Fabulous Independent Film Festival ready to launch

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 THE FABULOUS INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL Burns Court Cinemas, Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, 2012. Scheduled to be held at Burns Court Cinemas in downtown Sarasota, on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, the Fabulous Independent Film Festival will mark its second anniversary by presenting 6 feature length films and 6 shorts celebrating diversity in the LGBT community. In association with the Harvey Milk Festival, a non profit organization, the festival is organized by ...

Iron Sky grabs 2 awrds at Brussels Film Festival

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Finnish-German-Australia science fiction action spoof Iron Sky was awarded at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival with Silver Méliès award, and with the Audience Award. Silver Méliès award is a highly appreciated Europen genre film award, and the winners of the award end up competing each other for the Golden Méliès award, later this year in October in Sitges Film Festival. Director Timo Vuorensola was surprised of the reactions of the crowd at Brussels: “I didn't kn...

INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL SCHECHTER (Director/Co-Writer, Supporting Characters at Tribeca 2012 Festival)

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  Fest 21 (Suzanne Lynch) sat down with Daniel Schechter, the director and co-writer of SUPPORTING CHARACTERS, a low-budget indie that's set to become a darling of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. The film, which pleases due to its skillful, often unexpected writing and the deft comic timing of its cast, tells the story of two best friends, both film editors, who must repair a film that's not playing well in test screenings. In the process of working on the post-production of the film, b...

INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL SCHECHTER (Director/Co-Writer, Supporting Characters at Tribeca 2012 Festival)

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  Fest 21 (Suzanne Lynch) sat down with Daniel Schechter, the director and co-writer of SUPPORTING CHARACTERS, a low-budget indie that's set to become a darling of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. The film, which pleases due to its skillful, often unexpected writing and the deft comic timing of its cast, tells the story of two best friends, both film editors, who must repair a film that's not playing well in test screenings. In the process of working on the post-production of the fi...

Fifteen films competing for IFFR's Tiger Awards 2012

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Fifteen films have been selected for IFFR's Tiger Awards Competition 2012. The complete lineup, comprising first or second feature films concurring for three equal Hivos Tiger Awards of each 15,000 euro, includes eight world premieres. Five competing films have received support from Rotterdam’s Hubert Bals Fund.The Rotterdam Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films 2012 comprises twenty-one films, ranging in length from five to fifty-six minutes. Nine short films in competition will see their ...

CineMart 2012 presents 36 film projects

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CineMart, the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s co-production market has selected 36 film projects (from 465 entries) which will be presented to approximately 850 potential co-financiers. Reputed filmmakers such as Kelly Reichardt, Ruben Östlund, Quintin Dupieux, Athina Rachel Tsangari and Úrszula Antoniak will launch their new projects. The selection further includes feature length débuts, a project from a director with a film in Tiger Awards Competition and films participating in th...

Bruno Chatelin will attend The Film Festival Summit in Austin (Dec 4/6) with a busy agenda

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2011 Conference Agenda in Austin, Sunday December 4th, 2011 2:00 pm Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm First-time IFFS Attendee Orientation 3:20 pm - 3:30 pm Welcoming Remarks & Introductions ...

Rio International Film Festival 2011 Awards

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The 13th Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival came to a close tonight after thirteen days in which more than 300 films were screened and a busy market section played host to several hundred international industry guests.The festival closing saw the presentation of the Redentor awards, the trophy sculpted on Rio’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue, handed out to the new Brazilian films and documentaries which competed in the Premiere Brazil section of the festival and voted for by the off...

The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) completes its line up

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The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) is thrilled to announce the complete entertainment line-up for the seventh annual event which heats up Oct. 6-10, 2011. To view this year’s festival film and music offerings please visit: www.tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.comThe festival’s 2011 films include an unprecedented documentary feature line up including Better Than Something: Jay Reatard, Bloodied But Unbowed, Kumaré, Barbershop Punk, Color Me Obsessed: A film about The Replacements, Blood, Swea...

Fabulous Independent Film Festival highlights

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Held at the Historic Gompertz Theatre in downtown Sarasota, the Fabulous Independent Film Festival will present 4 feature length films and 3 short films celebrating diversity in the LGBT community. Organized by Broken Rules Productions, in association with Sarasota Pride, the festival welcomes everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, by offering a diverse film line-up, containing a taste of every cinematic genre. Advance tickets are available at www.fabulousiff.com. Cash tickets will also ...

Hamac Cazíim

Director: H. Paul Moon.
Hamac Cazíim tells the story of punk rock musicians from an indigenous tribe called the Seri nation, or Comcáac, who are using music to maintain their ancestral language and culture despite a long history of colonialists, missionaries, and modernization. The Comcáac are a nomadic people who live in a place of mystic beauty along the Gulf of California, where the mountains meet the desert meet the sea. Despite this isolation, the problems of modernization—and extinction of sacred animals—threaten their indigenous identity. To fight against these dangers, the band Hamac Cazíim was formed. Converging these themes of music, tribes, and endangered species, the film delivers a tuneful meditation on the universal challenge to preserve native identity, and the power of music to stage that fight.

Festivals organizers attending the panels and wine tasting FUTURE OF FESTIVAL MAY 15

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The festival will be represented in style with a crowd of 100  Cinando POFF POFF filmfestivals.com Vilnius International Film Festival  Vilnius International Film Festival  FESTIVAL PARIS CINEMA CentEast Market Warsaw  Toronto International Film Festival FEMI REGENSBURGER KURZFILMWOC...

Launch of the new SXSW iPhone application

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Xomo has become the first provider to deliver a feature-rich native Mobile Event Guide app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 smartphone devices, with another version specifically for iPad users. The company also introduces a unique "time-slider" feature to help users navigate such a large number of events by allowing them to easily hone in on the times they are most interested in. Built using Xomo's proven Mobile Event Guide product, the free SXSW® GO mobile app ...

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...

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...

Margaret River Shorts Call to Entries

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Margaret River Shorts is currently open for entries.  Entries close Feb 11.  We have awards with big cash prizes in the following Categories: International - AU $5000.00 Award for Best Film at Margaret River Shorts is open to any films to maximum of 15 minutes in duration Southwest of WA - AU $2500.00 Films created in, by persons living in, or ab...

South by Southwest to Launch New Style Show in 2011

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  South by Southwest (SXSW) announced today it will introduce the inaugural Style X (pronounced Style By), an exhibition aimed at showcasing emerging talent in the fashion industry, during its 25th event in March 2011. Style X will present dozens of up-and-coming brands that design and manufacture everything from women's dresses and swimwear, to eyeglasses, watches, shoes, and apparel. The new event will take place on Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at the Austin Convention Cen...

NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME TO OUR NEWSLETTER N° 487: December 4, 2010 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly Contact the Editor, Advertise on the sites.  Our newsletter reaches 82 000 film profession...

POFF In Focus: North American Independents Competition

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   WHITE IRISH DRINKERS (John Gray, USA) For the third year, POFF: the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, the largest and most influential festival event in the Baltics region, is opening its arms to embrace American and Canadian independent films. Eleven recent gems from such prestigious film festivals such as Sundance, South By Southwest, Montreal and Toronto are being showcased in the North American Independents Competition. The prize includes a distribution deal in the B...

Documentary Features In Competition At American Film Festival

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Documentary Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$5,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the AMERICAN DOCS section of the Festival is drawn from films that made strong impressions at such film festivals as Cannes, Sundance, South By Southwest (SXSW), Tribeca, L...

Documentary Features In Competition At American Film Festival

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  The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Documentary Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$5,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the AMERICAN DOCS section of the Festival is drawn from films that made strong impressions at such film festivals as Cannes, Sundance, South By Southwest (SXSW), T...

Twenty Narrative Features To Compete At American Film Festival

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The AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Independent Dramatic Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$10,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the SPECTRUM section of the Festival is drawn from films that made strong impressions at such film festivals as Cannes, Sundance, South By ...

20 Independent Films competing at American Film Festival

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AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (AFF), the first film event in Eastern Europe solely devoted to the works of contemporary and classic American cinema, has announced the American Independent Dramatic Features that will compete for an Audience Award, with a cash prize of USD$10,000 and a chance at Eastern European distribution. The program in the SPECTRUM section of the Festival is drawn from films that made strong impressions at such film festivals as Cannes, Sundance, South By Southwest (SXSW), Tribeca, ...

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